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    Palo Alto College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2019
 
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Computer Programming Basics Level 1 Certificate


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.

With this award, you may seek jobs such as:

Computer Programmers

Related Awards

Computer Programmer A.A.S.  
Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.  
Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, A.A.S  
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Cisco Certified Network Associate Level 1 Certificate  
Computer Programming Intermediate Level 2 Certificate  
Computer Support Specialist Level 1 Certificate  
Computer Forensics Level 1 Certificate  
Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Level 1 Certificate  
Personal Computer Skills Level 1 Certificate  

Total Credit Hours Required: 16


Milestone Course(s)


*** denotes Milestone course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program.

Additional Program Informaton


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.

NOTES:


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

Gainful Employment


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Gainful Employment Information for Computer Programming Basics, Level 1 Certificate.