Through hands-on training, you will learn the basics of databases, computer programming and Web applications. All classes are taught in state-of-the-art computer labs with the most popular software and hardware. This program includes an internship, adding valuable experience to your education. With this degree, you will be well-versed in the programming needed to create dynamic Web content and transaction-based Web systems.
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.
Dawn Ellis, Academic Chair, 727-614-7025Dr. James Stewart, Dean of Technology
This program offers the opportunity to become a successful programmer with practical skills in multiple programming language platforms. The Java courses prepares you to sit for the Oracle Java Certified Associate industry certification. You will also develop strategies for managing data; evaluating the effectiveness of information technology application systems; and in the last semester you will enroll in an internship for career development.
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
1511020101: Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
Federal CIP Code
11.0201: Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
Job Related Opportunities
Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Speech
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSSocial and Behavioral Sciences
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHumanities and Fine Arts
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComputer/Information Literacy Competency
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 39 credits
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSESComplete 3 credits
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