With our Computer Programming Specialist Certificate, you can choose to learn a specific programming language that allows you to create dynamic web content.

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

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

13,010

2026

13,210

Percent Change

2

Projected Job Openings

830

Skills you learn in SPC's COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SPECIALIST Certificate

  • SQL Database Design and Programming

AND

  • Java
  • JavaScript

OR

  • C++ for Business
  • JavaScript

OR

  • C#
  • APS.NET with C#

Computer Programming Specialist Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

CPS-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2019 (555)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2019 (555), 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
Ellis.Dawn@spcollege.edu


Dr. James Stewart
Dean of Technology
stewart.james@spcollege.edu


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 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CGS 1831 Web Foundations/Essentials 3
CTS 2433 SQL Database Design & Programming 3

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan below (Complete 9 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
C++ Subplan (CPLUS)

1 COP 2220 Programming in C++ 3
COP 2222 Advanced C++ Programming 3
COP 2801 JavaScript 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
C# Subplan (CSHARP)

COP 2360 C# Programming I 3
COP 2362 C# Programming II 3
COP 2839 ASP.NET Programming with C# 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Java Subplan (JAVA)

COP 2250 Java Programming I 3
COP 2251 Java Programming II 3
COP 2801 JavaScript 3
OR
COP 2660 Introduction to Android Programming 3

1 This course has replaced CGS 2402; effective Spring 2019 (0555).

Total Credits 18

Java certification logoJava certification

Java courses in our Computer Programming Specialist Certificate can prepare you for industry certification.

COMPLETE YOUR PROGRAMMING EDUCATION at SPC

SPC's Computer Programming Specialist Certificate is part of and transfers to our Computer Programming and Analysis Associate in Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

Short-term technology training

SPC also offers technology short-term training and continuing education through our Workforce Institute.

Computer Programmer Certificate