Computer Programming Technical Certificate

Want to become a programmer?  This certificate is your first step in the industry exploring concepts, principles, applications, languages, web programming and more. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Computer Programming and Analysis.

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Getting Started: Fall 2019

June 4:   Financial Aid


Aug. 13:   Application


Aug. 20:   Classes Begin

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  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State. 
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Computer Programming Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code : COMPR-CC
CIP: 0511020200
Educational Plan: COMPR-CC

Program Description

This program provides the specialized training needed to develop and enhance occupational proficiency. Graduates qualify for employment as entry-level computer programmers or programmer-trainees. The highly abstract nature of systems and programming requires strong logical and creative abilities. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Computer Programming and Analysis.
Available Courses
Required Courses
27
This course is an introduction to computer networks and operating systems. Computer components are identified and their functions explained. Operating system functions include command execution, disk drive operations, file maintenance, directory maintenance, batch files and system configurations. Network topics include proper logging in, logging out, network security and network questions and solutions. Operating typical business software such as word processing, spreadsheets and database management of a network will be introduced. Lab fee required.
This course is a study of database design and management. Topics include the relational model, Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), database design and normalization, query languages, multi-user and distributed databases and data warehouses.
This course is a study of the fundamentals of systems analysis and how they are applied to the development of information systems for operations in the business environment. Major topics studied include methods of systems investigation, input/output design, system documentation, communication, implementation of new systems, control and security of systems, hardware selection and software development. Typical data processing applications are examined. Lab fee required.
This course covers the basic concepts of computer programming. Students use a structured approach using the Java programming language to design and program logic techniques such as iteration, initialization, conditional processing, accumulation and sequencing. Also considered are programming style and program efficiency. Logic techniques and data formats are illustrated using high level programming languages. This class utilizes classroom lecture and hands-on programming exercises. A working knowledge of the Windows PC including starting programs, saving files and copying files is required. Lab fee required.
Web Programming I will focus on the skills required for web application development using XHTML, client-side scripting and basic server-side scripts. This course will explore the syntax, semantics and limitations of page layout, Cascading Style Sheets and basic scripting. Implementation of server-side scripting will be covered as it pertains to form processing. Examples of tools, W3 standards and cross-browser compatibility will also be examined. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to design, program and publish a commercial-grade website. Lab fee required.
This class covers the industry standard Structured Query Language (SQL) and additional SQL features specific to Oracle relational databases. Students learn to create and maintain database objects and to store, retrieve and manipulate data. Classroom lecture and hands-on lab assignments reinforce the fundamental concepts. This course prepares students for the Oracle Application Developer and Database Administrator exams. Lab fee required.
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. Students will design, build, test and debug computer applications that utilize classes, objects, inheritance, polymorphism and interfaces. Lab fee required.
In this course the student will learn the more advanced features of the Java programming language and object-oriented programming. Advanced Java applications will be created that utilize graphical user interfaces, data structures, databases, multithreading, Internet communications and multimedia. Lab fee required.

Choose one course from the following:

3
This is an introductory course in computer applications that focuses on the effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software programs. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and learn skills that have practical applications in real world business situations. This course utilizes lectures and hands-on computer exercises. Lab fee required.
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of information technology (IT) and information systems. The course examines the primary hardware and software systems that comprise a computing environment in various industries.
Elective Courses
6

Choose 6 credits from the following list:

6
This course introduces the student developer to a wide variety of programming, scripting and web technologies common to current Web development. Example topics include Server Side Includes, Responsive design, CSS3, SASS, Working with APIs, XML, jQuery and SVG.
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming and the C++ programming language. Students will create, document, run and debug programs using computer facilities on campus. Key topics include variables, classes, objects, selection, iteration, strings, arrays, pointers and functions. Lab fee required.
This course provides an introduction to the C# programming language. Students will learn the basic features of the language, including selection, iteration, data types and scope. In addition, the course will cover the object-oriented aspects of the language including encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. Lab fee required.
An introduction to the Python programming language to include control data structures, functions and web implementation.
Total Credits:
33
This program has been identified as a U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Program. For more information, visit seminolestate.edu/gainful-employment

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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