Computer programmers skills:
- Use computer languages, such as C++, Python, and Java, to write code for software and applications
- Analytical and problem solving ability
- Able to stay on task, meet deadlines, and work on teams
Computer Programming Certificates and Degree
Computer programming awards were designed to stack. Start by earning your Occupational Skills Award in as little as one semester as a full-time student. Continue on to earn a certificate in C++ or Java, in as little as one year, then complete your Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming.
If you want to go even faster, you can earn some of the certificates through the APT (Accelerated Programmer Training) program, which enables you to complete courses online, at your own pace. Certificates available through the APT program are highlighted in orange, below.
Occupational Skills Award (OSA) *
C++ Certificate *
Java Certificate *
Database Certificate *
Computer Programming, AAS Degree
Degree designed for an entry-level programming position