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Technical Certificate

Computer Programming Specialist (Visual Basic 6 Language) (6156)

Programmers are usually classified by their area of expertise, such as Java programmers, database, mainframe or Web programmers. Microsoft describes Visual Basic 6 as, “the most productive tool for creating fast business solutions for Windows and the Web.” It’s the first course in Windows programming and probably the easiest software language for the Windows environment.

This technical certificate prepares you for certification as a Visual Basic programmer. Our relationship with Microsoft’s Developer Network Academic Alliance allows you to download a free, licensed copy of the server and developer applications, operating systems and programming languages taught in your classes.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
An FCCJ intranet site posts jobs targeting our students. You may also post your resume and receive e-mails about and job-related topics. Our graduates are regularly employed by CSX, JEA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, City of Jacksonville, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic and other regional employers including the government and military.

Annual Salaries
Starting salaries in Jacksonville average $35,000 - $40,000; the average salary is $63,450 statewide and the national average is $65,910.

All courses in this technical certificate apply to the Computer Programming and Analysis (Client/Server Programming) A.S./A.A.S. degree.

Estimated tuition is $1,195 (for Florida residents, based on fees as of 7/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, fees, materials).

Computer Programming Specialist (Visual Basic 6 Language) (6156)

Professional Courses
COP 1000 Introduction to Programming and
Algorithm Design
COP 2332 Introduction to Windows Programming
Using Visual Basic
CGS 2542 Database Concepts for Microcomputers 3
  or COP 2702 Oracle SQL and PL/SQL (4)  
CIS 2321 Information Systems 3
COP 2333 Advanced Windows Programming
Using Visual Basic
CIS 2931 Special Topics 1
  Total Credit Hours 18

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.


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