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The Programming in C++ Certificate prepares students for a career in computer programming. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that provides students the skills to create business-oriented applications in C++, maintain a Microsoft Access database, and learn the tools and techniques required of a systems analyst. Emphasis is placed on object-oriented programming techniques, creating database tables, forms, reports and queries, and implementing a computer system using the system development life cycle methodology. Students will demonstrate the ability to create business applications, write effective program documentation, demonstrate program troubleshooting skills, and build a computer system using the steps of the system development life cycle. Career opportunities after the completion of this certificate include programmer and systems analyst.

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    • Computer Programmers

      Computer Programmers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1131.00

      Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $82.06

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $97,077.49
      Annual Job Openings
      2,473

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Applications Software Developers

      Applications Software Developers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1132.00

      Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $95.99

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $129,588.16
      Annual Job Openings
      31,413

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Web Developers

      Web Developers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1134.00

      Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $72.40

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $71,689.41
      Annual Job Openings
      3,234

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

      Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.01

      Develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

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