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  Jul 23, 2019
 
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Computer Programming Intermediate Level 1 Certificate


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The Computer Programming Intermediate Level-1 Certificate plan helps prepare the student for an internship-level position in programming computers. The included Capstone Internship is a work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

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.

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

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Computer Programmer A.A.S.  

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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, A.A.S  

Network Administrator, A.A.S.  

Cisco Certified Network Associate Level 1 Certificate  

Computer Programming Basics 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 41)


First Year


Second Year


Second Semester (3 credit hours)


NOTES:


* Capstone Course
# Course not taught at Palo Alto College
CIP Code: 11.0101
Major Code: CPIL

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