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Computer Programming Specialist Certificate

  • CT iconComputer Programming Specialist Certificate

    With our Computer Programming Specialist Certificate, you can write applications that run on desktop computers, operating systems, business software or video games.

  • Continuing your education

    Our programming certificate transfers to our A.S. in Computer Programming and Analysis, which transfers to our B.A.S. in Technology Development and Management.

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  • Programming Careers

    Employment of computer programmers and computer systems analysts is expected to increase by 12 percent through 2020. Computer programmers write code to create software in a variety of languages. Our programs prepare you for entry-level work as:

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Computer Programming Specialist
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

    CPS-CT

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    Dawn Ellis, Academic Chair, 727-614-7025
    Dr. James Stewart, Dean of Technology

    Program Summary

    This certificate is designed to develop student proficiency in programming and to introduce the student to the variety of skills necessary to create dynamic Web content and transaction-based Web systems. On completion of the certificate, the student will be expected to enter the job market as an entry-level programmer. Also, on completion of the Java courses the student will be prepared for the Oracle Java Associate industry certification.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code

    0511020103:

    Federal CIP Code

    11.0201: Computer Programming/Programmer, General.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Entry-level Programmer

    Graduation Rules

    Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Complete 9 credits

    COP 1000Introduction to Computer Programming3
    CGS 1831Web Foundations/Essentials3
    CTS 2433SQL Database Design & Programming3

    MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
    Complete 9 credits

    TRACK
    C++ Track (Complete 9 credits)

    CGS 2402Programming in C++ for Business3
    COP 2222Advanced C++ Programming for Business3
    COP 2801JavaScript3

    TRACK
    C# Track (Complete 9 credits)

    COP 2360C# Programming I3
    COP 2362C# Programming II3
    COP 2839ASP.NET Programming with C#3

    TRACK
    Java Track (Complete 9 credits)

    COP 2250Java Programming I3
    COP 2251Java Programming II3
    COP 2801JavaScript3
    Total Credits18
  • What you will learn

    You will learn one programming language:

    • Java
    • C++
    • C#
    • VB.NET
    • PHP
    • Mobile Apps