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Program Overview

Computer Support Specialist with Programming, College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)

The Computer Support Specialist with Programming certificate is a direct follow up to the Computer Office Specialist with Programming certificate. Once you have passed the basic six classes for the Computer Office Specialist with Programming certificate, the student needs only five more classes to obtain the Computer Support Specialist with Programming certificate. This certificate increases the student’s skills in the area of networking, hardware and software maintenance and troubleshooting, and either Web development or desktop publishing skills. This Computer Support Specialist with Programming certificate can be taken entirely online and requires 33 credit hours.


Florida Gateway College Online

Testing Entrance Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315. A student who does not achieve minimum scores will be required to take developmental educations classes in English, math, and reading.


Classes are delivered online.


  • Tuition: $3,409.56
  • Lab Fees: $245
  • Books: $1,446.73
  • Total: $5,101.29


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Certificates at completion

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Careers at a Glance

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be equipped with the computer programming and analytical skills needed for successful technology support careers.

The Computer Support Specialist with Programming certificate leads directly into one of the two computer A.S. degree programs for additional education opportunities.

Program Details

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate algorithm or program code development by successfully coding and testing programs based upon requirements specification.
  • Students will demonstrate the capability to use desktop productivity software applications (word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation) effectively by successfully completing exercises in a simulation environment.
  • Students will demonstrate the acquisition of problem-solving techniques by successful completion of subject-matter examinations and application of program coding and testing, evaluating, and synthesizing material offered by the courses in this program.
  • Students will demonstrate the successful completion of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) using an integrated development environment.