You enjoy working with others in groups and teams. You like finding solutions to problems. You have great interpersonal communication skills and strong interests in business and technology. Now you can take your skills and interests to the next level – an exciting career in one of the most in-demand, fast-growing career areas out there – Information Technologies.
Middlesex Community College offers three different and dynamic certificate programs in this field to prepare you for work in Networking, Software Development and Help Desk Technician areas.
Credit Certificate Program
This certificate targets the skills required in the field of software development, including algorithm design, flowchart design, writing programs in Java and Visual Basic, developing applications for mobile devices, and designing and creating databases. Additionally, students will learn about the systems development life cycle and how technology is used to solve business problems. Students will problem solve, learn about the Information Technology (IT) industry, and explore object-oriented programming languages. Certificate recipients may apply these skills to seek entry-level positions in related areas of IT.
The Software Developer Certificate program is a 24-credit program; the courses required by this certificate may transfer to the Computer Information Technology Associate’s degree programs at MxCC.
Note About Financial Aid
Federal regulations stipulate that a student may only receive financial aid for courses that count towards their degree/certificate. To comply with this regulation, MxCC must track the courses that a student is registered for that count towards their degree/certificate program. Courses identified as not meeting program requirements will not be included in the calculation of financial aid eligibility. Pre requisites will be covered. This procedure is now in effect. Eligibility ceases once a student attempts 90 credits for a typical 60 credit program.
Becoming Connecticut State Community College
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.