Python, Java, Microsoft SQL Server, Automation

About the Career

The Programming Certificate consists of a broad range of Information Technology (IT) courses designed to provide graduates with skills needed to work as an IT professional. Students have the opportunity to gain skills in four areas:

  1. Computer Programming
  2. Web Design
  3. Relational databases with Structured Query Language (SQL)
  4. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technologies associated with the UiPath and Blue Prism vendor tools.

All four skill areas are manifested in many industries, including health care, gaming, education, government, insurance, transportation, productivity applications, finance and energy. You learn to implement solutions for business needs by developing code, websites, databases and software robots.

You will usually work in small groups, sometimes alone, and will collaborate with different parts of the organization in which you are employed.

Job titles are not standard. Depending on the area, some of the titles are Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Software Analyst, Computer Analyst, Web Designer, Database Administrator, Database Analyst and RPA Developer. This is not an inclusive list.

Some of the jobs require a bachelor's degree, but due to increasing demand, employers are now also hiring graduates with specific skills. Employers look for potential employees who can demonstrate they have acquired the knowledge, skills and industry certifications in the areas taught at COM.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has documented salaries in the range from $57,910 (Computer Support Specialist) to $131,490 (Computer and Information Research Scientist).

Salaries from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

About the Program

The COM Programming Certificate  is designed to introduce students to a broad range of software areas. This certificate is perfect for those just beginning their studies, as well as those re-entering the college to update their skills. You will learn the Python and Java programming languages, the Microsoft SQL Server Database Management System, beginning and intermediate web programming and Robotic Process Automation tools.

This certificate is implemented with labs and classes taught by industry-certified instructors. Students earn the certificate in 35 credit hours, which includes a co-op job for one semester with a local business. Included in this certificate are two industry certifications in Robotic Process Automation: (1) the UiPath RPA Associate Certification and (2) Blue Prism Robotic Process Associate Developer Certification. Upon graduation, students have a broad background of knowledge, industry certifications, some job experience, and skills for going to work.

View the Programming Certificate Degree Plan in the Course Catalog.

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