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 COURSES26
COMP 005Computer Concepts4
or COMP 130 Intro to Personal Computers
COMP 006Programming Fundamentals3
COMP 008Programming Concepts (JAVA)4
COMP 009Advanced Application Software3
COMP 230Java Script/XML3
COMP 232Server-Side Scripting and SQL3
or COMP 233 Database Processing
COMP 238Spreadsheet for Business3
COMP 250Software Fabrication3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES3-4
Select three units from the following courses:
BUS 271College Keyboarding Level 23
COMP 229Web Page Design & Development3
COMP 232Server-Side Scripting and SQL3
COMP 233Database Processing3
ICT 211Server & Network Management4
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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.