Computer Programmer (Certificate)

The Computer Programming certificate prepares you as an entry-level programmer in the microcomputer environment. 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. Hands-on computer experience is emphasized throughout the program. Students completing Computer Hardware/Software will be prepared to take the Comptia A+ certification exams.

All of the courses in this certificate program can also be applied toward the AS, Computer Programming and Analysis.

The program is designed for both full-time and part-time students. Courses are offered in an online and traditional formats to accommodate students’ varying schedules and learning preferences.

The following is a suggested sequence for the required courses:

Summer Semester: 9 Credit Hours

  • CTS 1131 – Computer Hardware 3 credits
  • CTS 1133 – Computer Software 3 credit hours
  • COP 1000 - Intro to Computer Programming 3 credits

Fall Semester: 12 Credit Hours

  • COP 2360 – C# Programming I 3 credits
  • COP 1822 – Internet Programming HTML 3 credits
  • COP 2800 – Java Programming 3 credit hours
  • CGS 1100 – Computer Applications for Business 3 credits

Spring Semester: 12 Credit Hours

  • COP 2362 – C# Programming II 3 credits
  • COP 2830 - Internet Programming HTML II 3 credits
  • Any additional 1000 or 2000 level computer course with a COP, CGS, CTS, CNT, CIS, or CAP prefix) 3 credits
  • Any additional 1000 or 2000 level computer course with a COP prefix 3 credit

Earn Academic Credit for your Industry Certification

If you hold a valid industry certification earned within the last 3 years and have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours in the AS in Computer Programming and Analysis program, you may receive fee academic credits toward the degree.

Contact Albert Nault for more information.

For more information contact: Albert Nault Retention and Student Success Coordinator (239) 489-9402 albert.nault@fsw.edu

School of Business & Technology Website: http://www.fsw.edu/sobt