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Explore the fundamentals of programming with C# and the .NET Framework.

Students will have the opportunity to learn the elementary tools used in software development including variables, decision-making constructs, repetition statements, functions and recursion, enumerations data type, structured exception handling, and unit testing.  The curriculum also introduces object-oriented programming, design principles and C# applications.

This course will be beneficial to anyone interested in learning a programming language and the skills necessary to become a developer.

Course Highlights:

  • Console Applications and Basic C# syntax
  • Data structures including arrays, list and character data
  • Flow Control using iteration statements and branching structures
  • Methods syntax and Recursion
  • Structure Exception handling
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming using structs and classes

 Course Benefits:

  • Learn basic programming skills
  • Develop C# programs in the .Net Framework
  • Ability to apply programming techniques to solve problems


  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise recommended. 
  • Visual Studio Community Edition 2017 or later, free version available at
  • PDF reader such as Adobe Reader
  • Multiple browsers (Edge, Chrome, Safari and Firefox are the most popular)

 Hardware: access to a laptop or computer with the following specifications or better.

  • Intel/AMD multi-core processor (i3 or better processor)
  • 8GB RAM minimum, 16GB preferred
  • 50GB free hard drive space for Visual Studio and project files

Course Typically Offered: Online during Spring and Fall quarter 

Prerequisites:  Have taken "Visual Studio", "Fundamentals of the .NET Framework" and "C# for Beginners" or equivalent experience.

Next steps:  Upon completion of this course, consider taking C# Programming II to continue learning.

More information: Contact to learn more about C# Programming Certificate and course offerings.

Course Number: CSE-40534
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: C# Programming