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Technical Certificate

Computer Programming Specialist (Visual Basic.NET Language) (6261)

In today’s point and click world, speed and ease are top drawer commodities. Visual Basic.NET programming language is one of the easiest ways to develop software for the Windows environment because it quickly builds prototype applications using graphic codes instead of text commands. Visual Basic.NET is one of Microsoft's newer “visual” languages. It allows software to be deployed through the Internet. This can result in tremendous savings in software maintenance. This technical certificate prepares you for a career as a Visual Basic.NET programmer.

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. 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.

Annual Salaries
Starting salaries for Jacksonville average $35,000 – $40,000; the Florida average is $63,450 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.NET Language) (6261)

Professional Courses
COP 1000 Introduction to Programming and
Algorithm Design
COP 2837 Introduction to Windows Programming
with Visual Basic.NET
COP 2822 HTML Programming 4
COP 2838 Advanced Visual Basic.NET
COP 2812 Introduction to XML 3
CIS 2930 Special Topics 2
  or CGS 2542 Database Concepts for
  Microcomputers (3)
  or COP 2702 Oracle SQL and PL/SQL (4)  
  Total Credit Hours 18

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.


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