Computer Languages Certificate Program
Technology is an important part of our everyday life. Programs are designed to assist the end user with tasks such as banking, paying bills, receiving medical information, purchasing items and the list continues to evolve. This technology need requires qualified programmers in many different computer languages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for computer programmers is $89,190 (May 2020). The Bureau of Labor Statistics also listed an annual salary range of $51,440 to $146,050.
Students enrolled in the Computer Languages Certificate study the basics of computer programming principles and theories through classroom lectures and hands-on computer labs, where students can practice applying various languages to the development of their own programs. The coursework develops critical thinking, decision-making, and critical analysis skills.
As of January 2022, there is not a certification requirement to be a computer programmer in the United States. This certificate will qualify a computer programmer to work in any state in the United States.
Career Outlook Information
Information on the Career Outlook for computer programs is found at: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151251.htm
Computer Languages Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to General, Foundation, and External Scholarship Opportunities, the Rural Forge Scholarship is available to students in this program of study. An application can be found on the Iowa Central Foundation website.
- Computer Programmer
- Software Developer
- Database Specialist
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