Fast Track Programming FTPA1.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 18 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Information Systems
Effective as of Fall 2014

What is "Fast Track Programming"?

This certificate assures that individuals are equipped with current software development skills. It is intended either for experienced programmers looking to update their skill set or for people wishing to make a career change into the Information Technology field. The certificate focuses on the latest software development languages and approaches, object-oriented concepts and database theory.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe the need for an Information Systems methodology and describe the phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle. Develop systems documentation including project plan, process models, data models, structure charts and user interface designs.
  • Apply database design, SQL programming and database application skills to solve business and information technology problems.
  • Design, document and implement computer software solutions given definition of a problem and requirements for a solution.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities in IT include entry-level positions such as software developers, web developers, help desk analysts, network administrators, user support specialists, network security analysts, and network engineers. According the Bureau of Labor and Statistics: “Overall, employment of computer software engineers and computer programmers is projected to increase by 21 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.”Retrieved August 26, 2010 http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos305.htm

Prerequisites

  • MAT 1270

Additional Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
CIS 1111 Introduction to Problem Solving & Computer Programming 3
CIS 1140 Information Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 1202 C++ Software Development I 3
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
CIS 2212 Java Software Development I 3
CIS 2217 Java Software Development II 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.