The Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Programming Basics offers the fundamental core courses in Computer Science. The core courses give the student a well-rounded basic understanding of computer application development. Students completing this certification will be prepared to seek entry-level employment in occupations such as network administration support, entry software developer, and software testing.
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Students must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Programming Basics is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or demonstrate proficiency)||2|
|MTH60||Algebra I (or placement in higher math course)||4|
|WR90R||Academic Literacy (or placement in higher writing course)||4|
|CS160||Computer Science Orientation||4|
|MTH86||Computer Technology Mathematics||4|
|CS161||Introduction to Computer Science I||4|
|CS162||Introduction to Computer Science II||4|
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Plan, write and debug software applications within multiple programming environments.
- Apply project life cycle concepts to assist in finding solutions to business needs.
- Research, interpret, and communicate technical information in written, graphic, diagrammatic, electronic and oral forms.
- Demonstrate the ability to work independently or in a group environment with sensitivity to needs of customers and coworkers.