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    Palo Alto College
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Computer Programming Basics Level 1 Certificate


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The Computer Programming Basics Level-1 Certificate plan helps prepare the student for an internship-level position in programming computers. This certificate, plus the Computer Programming Intermediate Level-1 Certificate, represent a majority of the technical coursework required, and provide stepping-stone goals for students pursuing the Computer Programmer A.A.S.

Entry-level Computer programmers can update, repair, modify, and expand existing programs, and progress to perform analysis, design, and development of new programs. The programmer converts a computer-solution design - or design change - into a logical series of instructions that the computer can follow. The programmer codes these instructions in any of a number of programming languages (such as C++ and Python), depending on the need. This certificate plan includes study of software program design and structured programming techniques, since programmers have begun to assume some of the responsibilities that were once performed only by software engineers: some computer programmers now assist software engineers in identifying user needs and designing certain parts of computer programs, as well as other functions. This field continues to evolve quickly, reflecting changes in technology and new areas of specialization, as well as the changing practices of employers.

Note: The COSC programming courses included below are part of the Computer Science Field of Study Curriculum, and may also be applied toward a four-year institution’s bachelor’s degree.

Related Degrees and Certificates

Computer Information Systems: Associate of Science concentration in Computer Information Systems  

Computer Science: Associate of Science concentration in Computer Science  

Computer Programmer A.A.S.  

Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.  

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, A.A.S  

Network Administrator, A.A.S.  

Cisco Certified Network Associate Level 1 Certificate  

Computer Programming Intermediate Level 1 Certificate  

Computer Support Specialist Level 1 Certificate  

Computer Forensics Level 1 Certificate  

Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Level 1 Certificate  

Personal Computer Skills Level 1 Certificate  

Certificate Requirements (Total Credit Hours 16)


NOTE:


* Capstone Course
# Not taught at Palo Alto College
CIP Code: 11.0101
Major Code: CPBL

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