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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2018-2019

Palm Beach State College

Computer Programming Specialist CCC

Computer Programming Specialist  (6141)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This college credit certificate program prepares students to analyze business situations and to design, develop and write computer programs. Individuals learn to store, locate and retrieve specific documents, data and information, analyze problems using logic/analysis tools, and write code in several computer languages. They also learn how to test, monitor, debug, document and maintain computer programs.

Course content includes computer programming concepts and programming languages.

This certificate covers the core competencies for programming but does not contain General Education requirements.

Admission Requirements
• Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
• Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
Approximate program length: one year.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Boca Raton campuses.

For More Information
Professor Brent M. Ferns, Sr., Department Chair,, (561) 868-3225 (Lake Worth)              Professor John Hadley, Department Chair,, (561) 862-4437 (Boca Raton)

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 9
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications 3
COP1000 Introduction to Programming Logic 3
COP2840 Server-side Programming * 3
Electives - Choose 9 credits Credits: 9
  Any three COP programming classes 9
Total Program Credits: 18
*Student will need to complete COP1220, COP1332, COP2334, COP2800 or COP2831 to enroll in this certificate course.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
This program prepares students for employment as entry-level programmers, programmer specialists or computer programmers.

Career Path Notes
Credits earned in this certificate will transfer directly into the Programming College Credit Certificate and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Programming.

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