Prepare for a career in Computer Programming and Analysis

Our hands-on Computer Programming and Analysis Associate in Science degree teaches you programming languages to create and run applications. You can take classes in our state-of-the-art computer labs or online. SPC's A.S. degree includes an internship so you can learn on the job and network.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Computer Programmers

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

8,580

2031

9,110

Percent Change

6

Projected Job Openings

630

Computer Systems Analysts

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

30,660

2031

37,520

Percent Change

22

Projected Job Openings

3030

Software Developers

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

N/A

2031

N/A

Percent Change

N/A

Projected Job Openings

0

SKILLS YOU LEARN IN OUR COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND ANALYSIS A.S. DEGREE

  • Programming languages: Java, C++ and C#
  • Storage and retrieval of data and information from a database
  • How to test, monitor, debug, document and maintain applications

Computer Programming and Analysis Associate in Science

CWPA-AS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), 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 Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

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.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H or AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Science coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Ethics
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer/Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Enhanced World View
Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.

** Students should be comfortable with basic algebra and problem-solving tasks. It is recommended that students complete College Algebra (MAC 1105) before enrolling in COP 1000

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Jimmy  Chang
Acting Dean
chang.jimmy@spcollege.edu
727.341.4305
John Long
Academic Chair
long.john@spcollege.edu
727.341.4620

Florida CIP Code

1511020101: Computer Programming/Programmer, General. ()

Federal CIP Code

11.0201: Computer Programming/Programmer, General.

Continue Your Education at spc

At SPC, we offer a range of training in the computer programming field. The following certifciates are part of and transfer to our Computer Programming and Analysis Associate in Science degree.

Java CERTIFICATIONS

The Java courses you take in the certificate and A.S. degree prepares you for these industry certifications:

  • Oracle Java Programming Associate SE 8
  • Oracle Java Programming Certified Junior Associate (IZO-811)

Bachelor's Degree

The Computer Programming and Analysis A.S. Degree transfers to SPC's Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

Short-term technology training

We also offer technology short-term training and continuing education through the Workforce Institute.

Computer Programming and Analysis A.S. Degree