2020-2021 Catalog 
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Computer Programming Technical Certificate

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Contact Information: Program office 615-353-3117

The Computer Programming technical certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the Information Technology field, pending TBR approval. The program is designed to prepare entry-level programmers for employment in the area of business software application development and Web development in creating dynamic Web content and transaction-based Web systems.

Graduates of the program concentration should be able to:

  • Use critical thinking to recognize IT problems and create solutions; and,
  • Develop applications using best UI design practices with object-oriented languages.


The technical certificate is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits. All credits in the Computer Programming technical certificate are applicable to both the Programming and the System Analyst concentrations in the Computer Information Technology A.A.S. degree.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate from the program may obtain positions as entry-level computer programmers or web developers.

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