Certificate of Achievement in Computer Programming & Information Systems

Division: Business

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Computer Programming & Information Systems. Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in computer programming, web development, scripting, computer technical support, database development/maintenance.

Program Outcomes

  • Be able to design and code basic software for business use.       
  • Be able to code programs in high-level programming languages such as Visual Basic and Java.       
  • Be able to create and modify databases.       
  • Be able to code interactive webpages.       

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: computer programming, web design, computer technical support, database development/maintenance, and various office positions involving computers.

Required Certificate Courses (26 Units)26
Computer Concepts
Intro to Personal Computers
Programming Fundamentals
Programming Concepts (JAVA)
Advanced Application Software
Java Script/XML
Server-Side Scripting and SQL
Database Processing
Spreadsheet for Business
Software Fabrication
Restricted Electives (3-4 Units)3-4
Select three units from the following courses:
College Keyboarding Level 2
Web Page Design & Development
Server-Side Scripting and SQL
Database Processing
Server & Network Management
Total29-30

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Business Division Chair.