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2007-2008 Programs of Study

Information Technology

Computer developers are the people who change our lives as much as the fellow who invented the wheel. Without developers, computers are useless. Applications developers design, write, test, and debug software programs. Systems developers oversee and integrate the work of applications developers and serve as technical advisors to systems analysts, application programmers, and operations personnel.

There are five options within this program:

Students may choose to pursue the Information Technology degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Computer Programming Specialist (6956)

Technical Certificate

For individuals who enjoy analyzing and solving problems and programming computers, the future is bright. With a shortage of good programmers in the United States, there should be plenty of job opportunities for programming graduates. The Computer Programming Specialist Technical Certificate is designed for developers who wish to specialize in software development technologies and languages. In this technical certificate, students can learn popular computer languages for microcomputer programming including Visual Basic.NET, C language, C# language, or JAVA. Students will learn the fundamentals of program design and systems design, data structures, data communications, customer support operations, and advanced programming in specific languages.


All courses in this certificate program apply to the Information Technology AS/AAS degree.


Estimated cost of tuition is $1,660 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/07). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).


Course Number and Title
General Education
COP 1000 Introduction to Programming and Algorithm Design
COP 2822 Web Technologies
CTS 1405 Database Management and Design
CIS 2321 Information Systems
CIS 2613 Information Technology Project Management
  Credit Hours
  Professional Electives
(see available tracks below)
  Total Credit Hours

Professional Electives (minimum 9 credit hours from selected track)

C Languages Track
COP 2220 C Programming
COP 2334 Object-Oriented Programming with C++
COP 2360 Introduction to C#

Java Track
COP 2551 Object-Oriented Programming with Java
  or COP 2252 Websphere Java Programming
COP 2805 Advanced Java Programming
COP 2806 J2EE Java Development I

Visual Basic.NET Track
COP 2837 Programming with Visual Basic.NET
COP 2838 Advanced Visual Basic.NET Programming
COP 2840 Internet Programming

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

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