C Programming with Linux, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
9 months
693 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the C Programming with Linux Professional Certificate program in collaboration with Dartmouth College - DartmouthX. Gain skills in computer engineering by learning C and Linux.

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In this Professional Certificate in C Programming with Linux at Dartmouth College - DartmouthX of seven short courses, you will learn how to write, read and debug computer programs in the C programming language while also becoming familiar with the Linux operating system.

Beginners, even those without any programming experience, will be able to immediately start coding in C through our new coding tools within the web browser. No need to install anything!

Why learn C and not another programming language? Did you know that smartphones, your car’s navigation system, robots, drones, trains, and almost all electronic devices have some C-code running under the hood? C is used in any circumstance where speed and flexibility are important, such as in embedded systems or high-performance computing.

C is a foundational programming language taught at engineering schools around the world, and represents one of the building blocks of modern computer information technology. Invented in the 1970’s. It is still one of the most stable and popular programming languages in the world.

Along with the C programming language comes Linux, an essential operating system used by most computer scientists and developers. Linux powers almost all supercomputers and most of the servers worldwide as well as all android devices and most internet of things devices. This Professional Certificate Program will introduce the Linux command line and Linux tools for C programmers; both of which are must-have skills in today’s tech industries.

You will practice through guided exercises and short coding demonstrations, as well as more elaborate assignments.

Our dedicated international course team is excited to introduce you to the world of coding and guide you along your path to becoming a skilled C programmer and help you pursue a career in computer engineering.

Job Outlook

  • Programmers, developers, engineers, managers, and related industries within scientific computing and data science;

  • Embedded systems such as transportation, utility networks, and aerospace;

  • Robotics industry and manufacturing;

  • IoT (Internet of Things) used in smart homes, automation, and wearables.

  • IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, ranks C as one of the top programming languages of 2017 in demand by employers. (Source: IEEE Spectrum)

Programme Structure

What You'll Learn:
  • Develop and debug code in the C programming language
  • Discover the foundations of computer programming and Linux, manipulate the command line, manage processes, files and memory, and compile C code with Linux
  • Interpret, analyze, and implement important computer algorithms
  • Observe, manipulate, and optimize computer memory using pointers in the C programming language

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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    693 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 693 USD for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    693 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 693 USD for the full programme during 9 months.


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