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Technical Certificate

Computer Programming Specialist (Java Language) (6158)

The Java language is one of the simplest ways to develop software for multiple-platform environments and the Internet. Java code runs on most computers and operating systems, including UNIX, the Macintosh OS and Windows. It is similar to C Language, but with additional features that help you avoid common programming errors.

This technical certificate is the first step toward a well-paid position in software development as a Java programmer. Your coursework will include fundamental concepts, algorithm design, Websphere programming, Object-Oriented programming, J2EE and many other topics.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Florida Community College has partnered with manufacturers and employers to develop a workforce certified by Oracle, Microsoft and Cisco. An intranet site posts jobs specifically 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 (Java Language) (6158)

Professional Courses
COP 1000 Introduction to Programming and
Algorithm Design
COP 2551 Introduction to Object-Oriented
  or COP 2252 Websphere Java Programming  
  or COP 2800 Object-Oriented Programming with
  Java for Programmers (4)
CGS 2542 Database Concepts for Microcomputers 3
  or COP 2702 Oracle SQL and PL/SQL (4)  
CIS 2321 Information Systems 3
COP 2805 Advanced Java Programming 3
COP 2806 J2EE Java Development I 3
  Total Credit Hours 18

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.


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