UC Clermont

Programming Primer: Fundamentals and Foundations


Why study Programming Primer: Fundamentals and Foundations?

Are you ready to take the first step toward a rewarding career in programming? Look no further! Our cutting-edge Micro-Credential in Programming Primer: Fundamentals and Foundations is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to kickstart your journey in the world of coding.

Key Highlights of the Micro-Credential

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Master the building blocks of programming with a well-structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. From basic concepts to hands-on exercises, we cover it all!
  • Practical Hands-on Projects: Apply your learning immediately to real-world projects and gain invaluable experience in solving programming challenges.
  • Expert Instructors: Learn from faculty who are passionate about teaching and have a wealth of experience in the programming domain.
  • Flexibility and Convenience: Study at your own pace with our flexible online learning platform. Whether you're a busy professional or a student, our program fits your schedule.
  • Recognized Certification: Upon successful completion, you'll earn a prestigious Micro-Credential that demonstrates your proficiency in programming fundamentals.
  • Career Boost: Stand out in the job market with this specialized skill set. Employers are always on the lookout for individuals who have a solid foundation in programming.
  • Pathway to Advancement: Use this Micro-Credential as a stepping stone to more advanced programming courses or degrees. The sky's the limit!

Who Should Enroll?

This Micro-Credential is perfect for:

  • Beginners with little to no programming experience
  • Individuals exploring a career in software development
  • Professionals seeking to add programming skills to their toolkits
  • Students looking to complement their studies with practical programming expertise

Enroll Now and Unlock Your Coding Potential!

Take control of your future and embrace the opportunities that programming offers. Enroll now in our Programming Primer: Fundamentals and Foundations Micro-Credential and embark on an exciting journey to become a proficient programmer.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to level up your career. Join us now and let's code your success together!

Admission Requirements

To designate that you are interested in pursuing this Micro-Credential, please complete this form.

Please note: Micro-Credentials are not eligible for financial aid assistance.

This Micro-Credential provides entry-level computer programming skills and could serve existing students in the IT major, existing students in another major who want to add computer programming skills to their toolkit, working adults who want to gain computer programming skills, or unemployed/underemployed adults who want to gain computer programming skills to move into the IT career field.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience. 

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-558-8317 to schedule an appointment.

UC Clermont students have access to free tutoring and academic support services through a collaboration with UC’s Learning Commons. The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for all University of Cincinnati students by bringing together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming. Free services available to UC Clermont students include academic coaching, success skills workshops, and tutoring in writing, math, science and more. Services are available on-campus or virtually. Visit the Learning Commons webpage for more information or schedule an appointment online.

Academic Writing Center (AWC) – The AWC can help with any writing assignment for any course and at any stage of the writing process. The AWC is not course-specific and can help with discipline-specific documents, as well as non-course-based writing. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained writing tutor or submit a paper online for feedback within 48 hours.

Math & Science Support Center (MASS) – The MASS Center offers virtual study tables for many undergraduate mathematics and science courses. Study tables provide a collaborative learning space so that students can learn from their peers who have excelled (the table leader) as well as their fellow class members attending the study table. No appointment is necessary for these scheduled group study sessions.

Peer Tutoring – Peer tutoring sessions are one-on-one with a subject-specific tutor to answer questions in more than 200 undergraduate courses including subjects such as math, science, languages, business and writing. Schedule appointments up to 7 days in advance for one-hour, 90-minute or two-hour session. If you notice your desired course is not offered, please let us know.

Academic Coaching – Academic coaches help students get organized and learn to be efficient and effective with their study time during one-on-one sessions. Academic Coaches work with students on new strategies or exercises to try before the next meeting and later meetings allow tailoring new approaches to develop the best study and test taking habits for unique goals and strengths. Schedule one-hour sessions as often as once per week.

Success Skills Workshops – Success Skills Workshops are free one-hour sessions that focus on skills students need to be successful in college (study skills, note-taking, motivation, etc.). While there is no shortcut to success, the goal of the workshops is to empower students to identify and apply academic habits and soft skills through a deeper understanding and purpose of them. When students RSVP for a workshop, they will be able to register for the upcoming workshops one at a time and up to nine days prior to the workshop date.

Pre-College Math Tutoring – Pre-College Math Tutoring Services helps students succeed in Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029), Fundamentals of Algebra (MATH 0030), Introductory Algebra (MATH 0031) and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034). Group study sessions, individual tutoring or email tutoring are available. Information is provided in the course syllabus to help guide students to the study group sessions for that course. Math Learning Resources by math topic that include short instructional videos and worksheets are available on the UC Clermont Learning Commons website.

Preparatory Composition – Students enrolled in UC Clermont Preparatory English (ENGL0099) courses have dedicated support from professional tutors. Information about these services and how to connect with the tutor is included in the course syllabus.

Math for Science Students Workshop – Designed for students enrolled in entry-level biology and chemistry courses, these workshops cover foundational math concepts that students need to success in their science courses. The synchronous online workshops are led by a UC Clermont professional tutor on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop repeats each week starting the week before classes begin and continuing through week 3 of the semester.

Math Placement Test Workshop – Offered to prospective and current UC students who want to brush up on their math skills before taking the Math Placement Test. The free synchronous online workshop is led by a UC Clermont professional tutor. The three-week workshop series is offered monthly except in January. It is recommended that students sign up for all three weeks to get the maximum benefit from these workshops.

Canvas Navigator Workshop – Designed to help students who are new to college and need help navigating their coursework online. The workshop shows students how to access their course materials, publisher homework, quizzes, textbooks, academic services like tutoring, and more. Students who attend this workshop can expect to gain clarity on what they need to do on a weekly basis to stay on track with their course work throughout the semester, which helps students stay motivated leading to greater confidence and success in their courses.

In order to complete this Micro-Credential, a student must:

  • Successfully complete IT1090C Computer Programming I and IT2045C Computer Programming II with a "C" grade or higher in both courses
  • Meet the college's residency requirement for micro-credentials (all micro-credential courses must be taken at UC Clermont College
  • File formal graduation application by the posted semester of graduation deadline. There is no graduation application fee for micro-credentials.

Application Deadlines

The designation of a Micro-Credential must be completed by the first day of the term in which the student intends to enroll.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Enrollment Services
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319

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