With our Computer Programming Specialist Certificate, you can write applications that run on desktop computers, operating systems, business software or video games.
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.
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:
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.
Sharon Setterlind, Dean, 7273414724Shane Hamilton, Lead Instructor, 727-614-7049
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
Federal CIP Code
11.0201: Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
Job Related Opportunities
Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 9 credits
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSESComplete 9 credits
TRACKC++ Track (Complete 9 credits)
TRACKC# Track (Complete 9 credits)
TRACKJava Track (Complete 9 credits)
You will learn one programming language:
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