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Computer Programming - Program Admission

Program admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language. For this program, schools recommend that you know how to use a computer and the Internet.

For admission into certification courses and programs, you are usually are required to have taken courses in computer programming and general computer science. Depending on the certification you are seeking, you may need a degree in the field or professional programming experience.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

• Computer Science and Programming
• Advanced Algebra courses
• Calculus

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.
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