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Computer Programmer Specialist

Certificate

Take the fast track to becoming a computer programmer with this accelerated program, or enhance existing skills. Choose from concentrations in C programming, Visual Basic programming or web programming.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: CRTCMPPRGSP/CSG/**** (See concentration codes below)

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: Become a C or Visual Basic programmer, or a web site designer, developer or administrator.

Academic options: Continue your studies by taking courses toward a Computer Programmer/Analyst or Associate of Science degree.

More Information:  Review program costs, student debt, on-time graduation and more [view PDF].

Program Prerequisites and Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Choose one of the following concentrations:
Department chair or faculty advisor approval is recommended in the selection of the program concentration.
Course # Course Title Credits
Programming in C (Concentration Code: CSPC)
Prerequisites for Concentration:
CIS 129 Programming and Problem Solving I 5
CIS 131 Programming and Problem Solving II 4
CIS 250 Introduction to Assembly Language 3
Subtotal 12
Core Concentration Courses
CIS 265 The C Programming Language 4
CIS 269 Data Structures 5
CIS 278 C++ and Object-Oriented Programming 4
CIS 279 Java Programming 5
Subtotal 18
Programming in C Concentration Total 30
Programming in Visual Basic: (Concentration Code: CSPV)
Prerequisites for Concentration:
CIS 129 Programming and Problem Solving I 5
Recommended:   CSA 101 Computer Fundamentals 0-3
Subtotal 5-8
Core Concentration Courses
CIS 141 Introduction to VB.NET 4
CIS 162 Database Design and Development 3
CIS 241 Advanced Visual Basic.NET Programming 4
   CIS Department Elective
Complete any CIS course 129 or higher including prerequisite courses
3-5
Subtotal 14-16
Programming in Visual Basic Concentration Total 19-24
Programming for the Web: (Concentration Code: CSPW)
Prerequisites for Concentration:
CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
CIS 119 Network Essentials 3
Subtotal 6
Core Concentration Courses
BUS 125 eCommerce
3
CIS 121 Web Publishing 3
CIS 265 The C Programming Language 4
CIS 266 CGI Programming with PERL 3
CIS 273 Advanced Web Development 4
CIS 279 Java Programming 5
DAR 112 Graphic Design I 4
Subtotal 26
Programming for the Web Concentration Total 32