Fundamentals of Programming

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Why choose Fundamentals of Programming?

  • Looking to jumpstart your career? Discover a world of high-demand job opportunities in software development that align with your goals and open doors to a variety of industries.
  • Balance your studies with work, family, and personal commitments with flexible delivery and the convenience of studying from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • As a software developer you'll bring your ideas to life and create innovative solutions to real-world problems. Whether you want to design apps that improve people's lives, create cutting-edge technology, or develop exciting video games, software development is the perfect field to make a difference.
  • Discover how to create fun and innovative software applications using the latest technologies and tools, while gaining practical skills in data integration.
  • Learn to work in a team-based environment, implementing current software development methodologies and navigating complex software systems.
  • Cultivate essential skills such as critical thinking, creativity, cultural and social awareness, and responsible behavior, empowering you to use appropriate technology while becoming an inclusive community member.
This Career Accelerator certificate is a focused, short-term "sprint" to develop targeted, real-world competency for career advancement. Enroll today to accelerate your career and get to the next level in your current job or field of choice!

Program Locations

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

What You'll Learn

Estimated Entire Certificate Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $1,400.04
  • Books: $152.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $1,552.04

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid. Explore other ways to help pay for college.

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 




High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

“Mid-State’s IT Software Developer program is more than simply learning to write programs. It helps you become an indispensable member of any team.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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