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Computer Programming Specialist (6956)

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Computer developers are the people who change our lives as much as the fellow who invented the wheel. Without developers, computers are useless. Applications developers design, write, test, and debug software programs. Systems developers oversee and integrate the work of applications developers and serve as technical advisors to systems analysts, application programmers, and operations personnel.

There are five options within this program:

  • Information Technology A.S. Degree (2153)
    • Customer Support Specialist Technical Certificate (6953)
    • Web Development Specialist Technical Certificate (6954)
    • Database Development Specialist Technical Certificate (6955)
    • Computer Programming Specialist Technical Certificate (6956)

Students may choose to pursue the Information Technology degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Computer Programming Specialist

Technical Certificate

For individuals who enjoy analyzing and solving problems and programming computers, the future is bright. With a shortage of good programmers in the United States, there should be plenty of job opportunities for programming graduates. The Computer Programming Specialist Technical Certificate is designed for developers who wish to specialize in software development technologies and languages. In this technical certificate, students can learn popular computer languages for microcomputer programming including Visual Basic.NET, C language, C# language, or JAVA. Students will learn the fundamentals of program design and systems design, data structures, data communications, customer support operations, and advanced programming in specific languages.

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Total Credit Hours: 25

Professional Electives

Minimum Credit Hours: 9

Select from one of the following tracks:

Technical Certificate Graduation Requirements

Please see the technical certificate graduation requirements .


All courses in this certificate program apply to the Information Technology A.S. or A.A.S. degree.

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