May 18, 2021
For individuals who enjoy analyzing and solving problems and programming computers, the future is bright. With a shortage of good programmers in the United States, there should be plenty of job opportunities for programming graduates. The Computer Programming Specialist Technical Certificate is designed for developers who wish to specialize in software development technologies and languages. In this technical certificate, students can learn popular computer languages for microcomputer programming including but not limited to, Visual Basic.NET, C language, C# language, or Java. Students will learn the fundamentals of program design and systems design, data structures, data communications, customer support operations, and advanced programming in specific languages.
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all professional coursework.
This program does not provide a Florida state technical certificate but does provide a Florida State College at Jacksonville certificate.
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Credit Hours: 19
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all Professional coursework.
Professional Elective Coursework
Minimum Credit Hours: 9
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all Professional Elective coursework.
Select from one of the following tracks.
C Languages Track
Visual Basic.NET Track
Total Credit Hours: 28 / Program Length: 10 Months
In order to be awarded a technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.
- Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
- Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
- Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
- Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
- A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up).
- Students who enter under the (2019/2020) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2019/2020 academic year. The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
- Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
- Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
This certificate articulates directly into the Computer Information Technology (2153) (A.S.) degree. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.