Computer programmers, also known as data analysts, develop, implement and maintain overall system-programming and applications software.
The most qualified applicants for programming jobs possess strong analytical skills combined with the patience and creativity needed to design complex, results-oriented programs. Many software programs are sophisticated and abstract. Effective programmers exercise superior problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills. Employers particularly value programmers that communicate clearly and work well within a team environment.
This program serves to prepare students for employment as entry-level computer programmers, programmer specialists, senior programmers, chief business programmers, programmer analysts and information systems programmers or to provide supplemental training for those previously or currently employed in these occupations.
Students who wish to transfer credits from this program to another institution must accept responsibility for securing approval in advance from that institution.
PHSC offers two certificates that can be earned as students work toward the Computer Programming AS degree. Students may earn a Computer Programming Specialist certificate after earning 18 credit hours and a Computer Programmer certificate after 33 credit hours of study. As the certificate hours of study requirements are completed, students need to contact the Admissions and Student Records office to apply for the certificate(s).
Throughout program coursework, students will be taught the necessary skills to pass the following industry standard certification exams:
This program can be completed in approximately two years if students attend classes on a full-time basis.
This program can be completed on West Campus in New Port Richey.
All courses for this degree are offered in a traditional classroom setting. Sixty percent of the courses from this program are also offered online.