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Computer Programming and Analysis―Associate in Science

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. Employers particularly value programmers that communicate clearly and work well within a team environment.

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as entry-level 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 and Analysis Associate in Science 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).

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 with appropriate elective
  • Comp TIA A+

Length

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

Location

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