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Technical Certificate

Computer Programming Specialist (C Languages) (6157)

When people say they’re taking a language class today, chances are it is in some form of programming language such as Visual Basic.NET, Java or C language.

C language is the most popular language tool for developing software in multiple-platform environments and a major advance in programming. It is the language of choice for game programming, environmental control and medical devices. It makes programs easier to understand, faster to develop and simpler to modify. It provides new ways to conceive, construct and adapt programs for different types of computers. C++ and C# languages add object-oriented capabilities to C language.

In this program, you’ll learn modularity using programmer-defined functions and you will develop C programs to solve real world problems. Florida Community College partners with manufacturers and employers to develop a workforce certified by Oracle, Microsoft and Cisco in visual computer programming languages (Visual Basic.NET and Visual C#.), database technologies (SQL, Oracle developers, Oracle Database Administration) and Internet technologies (HTML, Java, JavaScript, Active Server Pages, Perl, XML, DHTML, CSS).

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

Annual Salaries
Average annual starting salaries begin at about $51,000 for applications development programmers/analysts, $55,000 for software developers and $53,000 for mainframe systems programmers.

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 (C Languages) (6157)

Professional Courses
COP 1000 Introduction to Programming and
Algorithm Design
COP 2220 C Programming 3
CGS 2542 Database Concepts for Microcomputers 3
  or COP 2702 Oracle SQL and PL/SQL (4)  
CIS 2321 Information Systems 3
COP 2334 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
COP 2360 Introduction to C# 3
  Total Credit Hours 18

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.


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