Build Your Future in Programming Skills

The Programming Certificate is designed to prepare students for an entry-level job in the programming field. Students receive a grounding in a breadth of current programming languages and may select electives focusing on web programming, Java and mobile applications programming, database management or game programming.  Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow. In addition, programmers test newly created applications and programs to ensure that they produce the expected results. If they do not work correctly, computer programmers check the code for mistakes and fix them.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in one or more common business software programs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common computer technology related terms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be effective communicators using common business communication tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of common Internet related technologies and software.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate – Programming Skills

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Anna Carlin
714.992.7210
acarlin@fullcoll.edu

Gabriella Fernandez
714.992.7214
gfernandez@fullcoll.edu

Laura Melella
714.992.7219
lmelella@fullcoll.edu

Jane Troop
714.992.7206
jtroop@fullcoll.edu

Nora Spencer
714.992.7208
nspencer@fullcoll.edu

Richard Smead
714.992.7207
rsmead@fullcoll.edu

Nancy Woolridge
714.992.7224
nwoolridge@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Programming Skills

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Average Salary: $55,120 – $145,420
• Analyst Programmer
• Applications Developer
• Computer Programmer
• Computer Programmer Analyst
• Internet Programmer
• Java Developer
• Programmer
• Programmer Analyst
• Software Developer
• Web Programmer

Employment of computer programmers is projected to decline 7 percent from 2016 to 2026. Computer programming can be done from anywhere in the world, so companies sometimes hire programmers in countries where wages are lower. This ongoing trend is projected to limit employment growth for computer programmers in the United States. However, the high costs associated with managing projects given to overseas programmers sometimes offsets the savings from the lower wages, causing some companies to bring back or keep programming jobs in the United States.

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Dale Craig

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Average Salary in this Field

$55,120 to

$145,420 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Analyst Programmer

Web Programmer

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