Programming C.S.

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Programming C.S.

Department: Computer Science – Computer Programming

Total Credit Hours: 18 credits

What is Programming, C.S.? 

An accelerated Certificate of Specialization program that includes six computer science courses in programming and program design to be completed in six months. Each student will work in a cohort taking two courses every eight weeks. At the end of each eight-week session, a test covering the programming language will be given and if passed earns the student an industry-recognized certification. 

Occupation Overview

Computer programmers write the detailed instructions (programs and software) that list in a logical order the steps the computer must follow to organize data to solve a problem. Programmers determine how to capture and enter information needed and summarize computer results in reports and displays

Salary Outlook

The average starting salary for programmers is about $50,000 per year with a bachelor’s degree. The hourly mean wage for computer programmers in Missouri is $38.37. Established computer programmers generally earn an average of $79,810 per year.

Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $130,360.

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

$130K
Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $130,360.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
Core Course Requirements (18 credits)
First Eight Weeks (6 credits) CPT 135 Python Programming 3
CPT 165 Computer Programming Logic 3
Second Eight Weeks (6 credits) CPT 181 SQL Basics 3
CPT 189 Java Programming 3
Third Eight Weeks (6 credits) CPT 287 Introduction to Data Structures 3
CPT 200 System Analysis and Design 3
Total Required Hours: 18 credits

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