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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Programming CCC

Programming  (6137)

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, programming languages and software project management.

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

Admission Requirements

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

Program Length
Approximate program length: 18 months

The program is offered on the Lake Worth, Loxahatchee Groves 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)

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

Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit

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

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