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Computer Programmer―Certificate

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 troubleshooting skills. Employees particularly value programmers that communicate clearly and work well within a team environment.


The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as computer programmer trainees and software application technicians. The program prepares students to use methods and procedures to automate business applications, to use business software applications and to incorporate the review of system and programming specifications to yield solutions to business application problems.

The courses in this certificate program also are part of the Associate in Science degree in Computer Programming and Analysis. Students need to contact the Admissions and Student Records office to apply for their certificate. After earning their certificate, students are encouraged to complete the courses in the AS degree.

Industry Certification Prep

Throughout program coursework students will be taught the necessary skills to prepare for the following industry standard certification exams:

  • Certiport IC3
  • CIW Associate Design Specialist


This program can be completed in approximately 18 months if students attend classes on a full-time basis.


This program can be completed on the West Campus in New Port Richey.