Fast Track Programming FTPA1.S.STC
Short-term Technical Certificate - 18 Credit Hours
Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Effective as of Fall 2014
What is the program about?
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.
- 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.
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 to 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
This program is available in the following format:
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule
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.