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Accelerated IT Academy - Programming and Coding

Accelerated IT Academy - Programming and Coding

Certificate of Specialization (CS)

Offered through Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

@ Florissant Valley

The Accelerated IT Academy—Programming and Coding Certificate of Specialization provides a pathway for entry level Software Programming and Coding jobs. This program simulates real world experiences using C#, Java, database management, hands-on projects, critical thinking skills, and debugging and testing exercises.

Required Courses

The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.

This Certificate Program is closely associated with the Network Engineering AAS Program.


In this program students will build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating skill mastery. Graduates will be qualified for employment in support and junior developers positions in the software developer settings or IT related field.

The five courses in this program are transferable to the Software Developer Associate in Applied Science program. 

At completion of the program, students are expected to:

  • Design programs that meet secure coding standards.
  • Write professional and quality code.
  • Design database management systems that comply with current industry standards.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in programming and database management.


More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

Faculty and Staff

St. Louis Community College expands minds and changes lives every day by offering high-quality educational experiences leading to degrees, certificates, employment, university transfer, and life-long learning.

Hands on Learning

The courses in the program provide a combination of online, distance learning and intensive, classroom-based, hands-on skills development. The demonstration of hands-on skills is critical to employers.

Work Ready

Students who complete the program are prepared for entry-level employment technical interviews as well as a variety of industry certification exams, such as: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

Cost of Attendance

For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.

Program Career and Salary Information

Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.

The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Contact Us

Hours for all campuses: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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