Computer Information Science - Computer Programming Certificate

This program prepares students for work as computer programmers or other programming-related positions. Computer programmers use coding languages to create software applications for commercial or consumer use. Having up-to-date applications is vital in a constantly changing economy, making skilled programmers valuable to many employers. This certificate program is recommended for students who have already completed a four-year college or university program and want to develop additional skills in computer programming. Courses include Introduction to Computer Programming, Systems Analysis & Design, and Advanced Programming Language. Interested students should contact the department to discuss their academic and professional backgrounds and determine whether this certificate is a good fit for their career goals.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Create computer applications
Develop web content
Analyze business systems
Maintain a web system
Gain valuable skills quickly
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

In-district Tuition: Click Here
Out-of-district Tuition
: Click Here
Credits: Not Available
Average Length: Not Available
Average Salary: Not Available
Graduation Retention Rate: Not Available

Possible Careers

Computer programmer
Software developer
Web developer
Computer systems analyst
Business intelligence analyst
Database administrator

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

  • Loading...

Program Contact

Tiffany Ford
Computer Information Science Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.