Computers: Programming Certificate

Academic Programs

Career Path

STEM

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

In as little as two semesters you could be on your way to working as a computer programmer by completing the Computers: Programming Certificate program of study at Iowa Western. Students in this program get hands-on experience in multiple computer environments while learning programming languages and World Wide Web technologies. Coursework is limited to the essential hands-on courses you will need to be a successful programmer.

Job Outlook

12,781 Jobs (2020)

+3.0% Change from 2020-2025

Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves

What will you do

The Computers: Programming Certificate program of study is designed to place students into the workforce after completion of the two-semester certificate. The certificate program prepares students for entry-level careers as computer programmers. Graduates of this program who wish to earn an advanced degree and prepare for higher level jobs should continue on to complete the Computers: Application and Web Programming program of study.

Wages

  • Entry: $27.46
  • Average: $39.89
  • Experienced: $70.93

Career Examples

  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Software Developers, Systems Software
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Occupations
  • Computer and Information System Managers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Web Developers.

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First Semester

CSC 114 - Introduction to Information Technology

CIS 207 - Fundamentals of Web Programming

CIS 171 - Java

CSC 121 - Operating Systems

SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication

Second Semester

CIS 213 - Advanced Client Side Scripting

CIS 134 - Web Design

CIS 139 - Programming I

NET 142 - Network Essentials

CIS 332 - Database and SQL

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrate use of analytical and problem solving skills for application programs.
  • Demonstrate use of analytical and problem solving skills for web development.
  • Design, create and maintain a relational database system.
  • Create and develop interactive web pages.
  • Effectively interact with users to determine requirements.
  • Construct applications with database connectivity for various platforms.

Program Disclaimers

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