Computer Programming Technical Certificate

Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the area, across the U.S. and worldwide. Tech companies are looking to hire professionals because demand is so high and there aren't enough qualified workers. Whether learning the foundations or taking your career to the next level, a Computer Programming Technical Certificate (CPTC) at Nashville State opens doors to in-demand jobs in IT.

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CPTC at Nashville State

  • No student capacity limits
  • Courses are delivered on-campus in a classroom and online
  • No experience necessary to take classes
  • Laptops and hotspots provided at no cost
  • Scholarship and grants are available

Certificate Details

You'll learn about:

  • Use critical thinking to recognize IT problems and create solutions
  • Develop applications using best UI design practices with object-oriented languages
  • Business software application development
  • Web development in creating dynamic Web content and transaction-based web systems

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Why Earn a Certificate

  • $55,000 average entry-level salary
  • 86,500 open entry-levels IT support roles in the U.S.
  • 82% report a career impact within 6 months

With entry-level jobs in IT fetching an average salary of $55,000 per year, this field is extremely lucrative with a high potential for growth. In the U.S., there were over 86,500 open entry-level IT support roles in 2020, and jobs in this field are projected to grow 8% between 2019 and 2029. Basic IT skills will position you to secure an introductory-level role, and from then on, the opportunities are endless. The stackability of these skills means that after gaining a baseline level of knowledge through the Computer Programming Technical Certificate at Nashville State, it is easy to continue your journey to more advanced skills.

Get hired for in-demand jobs in IT:

  • Cloud system engineer
  • Computer programmer
  • Database administrator
  • Management information systems director
  • IT coordinator
  • IT security specialist
  • IT technician
  • Help desk technician
  • User experience designer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why start a career in IT?

Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the area, across the U.S. and worldwide with an average entry-level salary of $55,000. Tech companies are looking to hire professionals because demand is so high and there aren't enough qualified workers. Whether learning the foundations or taking your career to the next level, a Computer Programming Technical Certificate (CPTC) at Nashville State opens doors to in-demand jobs in IT. Also, be sure to explore Nashville State's IT program offerings.

How do I apply for financial assistance?

How much does the program cost?

  • Through the use of the Tennessee Promise scholarship and Tennessee Reconnect, students can earn their Technical Certificate or an Associate Degree tuition-free.
  • Nashville State has supports to help students such as a laptop and hotspot loaner program, free food, and transportation assistance.
  • There are also additional scholarships and grants available.

Contact

For more information, contact TechPrograms@nscc.edu.