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Intermediate C Programming (Online, Self-Paced)


This course continues the students’ study of the C programming language using the C99 standard.  The core C language features covered in this course include functions, higher dimensional arrays, strings, pointers, dynamic memory allocation, library functions, structures, and file I/O.  Programming techniques covered by this course include modularity, top-down design, documentation, debugging, and testing.

There is a shortage of C programmers with the skills and problem solving abilities necessary to develop and maintain the software applications and Web services that power our nation's businesses and government agencies. This represents a tremendous career opportunity for motivated individuals with the right skills and qualifications. This online Intermediate C Programming course is an excellent step toward a rewarding career as a software developer. It is also a suitable course for experienced programmers who wish to learn C at their own pace.


  • To continue the development of programming skills to solve problems.
  • To learn the more advanced features of the C programming language so that the student achieves program developer coding level by the end of the course.

Class Format and Schedule

This is a self-paced, instructor-mentored course. Students access the course lessons through UMBC Training Centers' Web-based Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). A textbook will be mailed to the student shortly after successful class registration. Students complete lessons independently, working at their own pace. Students may email questions to the instructor and submit programming exercises to the instructor for review and feedback.

To complete the course, the student must complete and submit the required programming assignments within the Blackboard LMS. Students will have 90 days from the date of course registration to complete the course. It is recommended that students complete at least one Blackboard module (lesson) per week. Nothing prevents the student from working at a faster pace and completing in the course in a shorter amount of time.

System Requirements

A complete list of system requirements can be found here.


Students should have previously been enrolled in the “Introduction to Programming with C” course or have equivalent knowledge of the C programming language.


Price includes textbook, instructor-based assistance and support, and access to the Online Course Materials for up to 90 days.

Due to the self-paced nature of this course and the student having access to the course content 24 hours a day for 90 days, students enrolled in this course are not eligible to audit a future session.
Course Outline

Group Training Available

UMBC Training Centers can deliver any of our courses in a group training environment at our facilities or yours. Group training can be an effective and economical method to quickly assure competency and consistency of knowledge and skills within an organization or department.