Programming Academy

Begin Your Career in Programming Now

Begin working toward a college certificate in Programming while you are still in high school, for free! Build fundamental skills in developing and maintaining computer programs and systems, and learn to write code. After high school, you can complete your certificate and continue your studies at EICC. Available at Clinton Community College.

Start your Programming Certificate

During high school

  • CIS:121 Introduction to Programming Logic, 3 credits
  • CIS:210 Web Development I, 3 credits

  • CIS:189 Python, 3 credits
  • NET:303 Windows Workstation Operating Systems, 3 credits

Finish your certificate after high school

  • BUS:167 Leadership and Professionalism, 1 credit
  • MAT:110 Math for Liberal Arts OR MAT:156 Statistics, 3 credits

Award: IT/Programming Certificate (16 Credits) 

Your Career in Networking and Cyber Security

Computer programming skills are needed in every industry. Here's a sampling:

  • Multimedia or Software Developer
    Design software using a variety of coding languages. Create multimedia applications by generating and manipulating animations, graphic images, text, sound, and video.
  • Data Analyst
    Develop insight and gain information through the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. They work for businesses and other types of organizations, identifying and helping to solve problems.
  • Cyber Security
    Protect the security of computer systems and networks.
  • Computer Scientist
    Write new software to complete tasks in a quick and efficient period as well as develop new functions that can be of use for employees or clients.
  • Computer Programming
    Write the code needed for programs to function. Programmers also test software and update existing software.


  • Web Development
    Designs the appearance, navigation and content organization of a website using coding languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript to manage graphics, applications and content.
  • Technical Support
    Give essential technical support and troubleshooting services to end-users.
  • Mobile App Developer
    Design and code software for mobile devices like cell phones and tablets. Test and perform quality checks on applications before they are published.
  • Information Security Analyst
    Responsible for planning and carrying out specific measures of security, designed to protect an organization’s systems and networks.
  • IT Manager
    Responsible for the electronic networks and IT teams of organizations. IT managers ensure all information system requirements are fulfilled.
Clinton Career Advancement Center Welding Lab

Career Advancement Centers

Brand new ultramodern facilities for career and technical education programs, including automotive tech, culinary, healthcare, welding, and more. Enjoy multi-purpose labs, classrooms, and a large common area. Your successful career starts here.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

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Contact our High School Team

Liz Bloom

Liz Bloom

Advises High School Concurrent: Camanche and Northeast


Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

Advises High School Concurrent: Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central


Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

Advises High School Concurrent: Bellevue and Maquoketa


Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

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Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Advises High School Concurrent: Durant and Muscatine

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

Advises High School Concurrent: Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Advises High School Concurrent: Assumption and Davenport North


Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Advises High School Concurrent: Davenport Central, Davenport West, and North Scott


Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Advises High School Concurrent: Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley

Programming Academy: Locations

Clinton Career Advancement Center

Clinton Career Advancement Center

1210 11th Ave. S.
Clinton, IA 52732
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DeWitt Career Advancement Center

DeWitt Career Advancement Center

817 E Industrial Street
DeWitt, Iowa 52742
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Muscatine Career Advancement Center

Muscatine Career Advancement Center

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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