Computer Programmer - Certificate Program
Learn how to code as you work toward the Computer Programmer College Credit Certificate at Eastern Florida! You'll work with a variety of programming languages including Java, HTML, CSS, C++, and C# as you discover the fundamentals of writing computer software.
You can also expect a hands-on approach as you learn from faculty who have years of experience teaching computer programming languages and working as computer programmers. Best of all, most of the computer programming software you'll need for your studies is available for free, so you'll be able to easily code from your home computer.
With convenient evening and online course options available to supplement your on-campus experience, full-time students can complete the program in as few as 18 months.
CURRICULUM for the Computer programmer Certificate
EFSC's Computer Programming College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare you for entry-level program development and analysis in the computer environment.
The core courses provide an introduction to:
- Computers and applications used on microcomputers
- Training in programming languages, procedural logic, and design
Think of it as a coding boot camp to jump-start your career or provide courses that can count toward the related associate degree!
Computer Programmer - Certificate Program
Admissions Information for the Computer Programmer Certificate
The Computer Programmer CCC is an open access program with rolling admissions, which means you can apply at any time, year-round. You can submit your application via Eastern Florida's standard enrollment process. Contact the program advisor for help with any degree planning and enrollment questions.
Costs & Financial Aid Opportunities for Computer Programming
In-state tuition for EFSC’s Computer Programmer certificate totals approximately $3,500 — a fraction of the cost to attend other nearby schools. You may also be eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships that can decrease your out-of-pocket expenses as you learn how to code at Eastern Florida State College.
Courses You Could Take
We offer many of the classes required for the Computer Programming certificate on all four EFSC campuses, with many also available online so you can take a hybrid approach to earning the certificate. If a course is only available on one campus, that's because of a specialized lab setting to maximize the hands-on training. Wondering what kind of things you'll learn? Here are some of the courses you'll take as you study to become a computer programmer:
Learn the HTML and CSS skills necessary for creating websites! You'll cover graphics, audio, animation, video, tables, forms, and more.
Learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software through an in-depth exploration of Microsoft Office.
Train using advanced features of the Java language so you have the skills to build and compile robust enterprise-wide applications.
Why Choose EFSC's Computer Programming Certificate?
Excellent Career Prospects
After completing your certificate, you'll be eligible to work as a computer programmer. Programmers earn above-average salaries and perform a variety of tasks, such as:
- Writing and testing code that enables computer applications and programs to function
- Translating designs from engineers and software developers into workable code
- Updating or expanding the code of existing programs
- Finding and resolving lines of code containing errors
In the interest of connecting education and practice, EFSC students participate in two computer programming competitions each year:
- Hacker's Cup: Compete against fellow EFSC students as you solve complex problems for individual awards and the chance to claim the Hacker's Cup for your home campus — the ultimate victory!
- Intercollegiate Programming Competition: Compete against students from other colleges in the State of Florida as you solve algorithm-based problems at different levels of difficulty.
Computer programmer certification is a great starting point for anyone wishing to expand their skill set by pursuing the Computer Programming and Analysis A.S. degree. As you research programs, take advantage of working with an academic advisor, who can help you identify prerequisite courses for these and any other EFSC degrees you might be interested in: