Programmer Intensive Certificate

Program Description

Computer programmers are responsible for writing and designing software programs. In order to successfully achieve this, a programmer must be proficient in a variety of programming languages—languages such as C++, C#, Java and Visual Basic.

The Programmer (Intensive) Certificate, offered at Bramson ORT College, is designed to provide students with thorough, detailed knowledge of how to approach solving real-world business problems using popular software languages like C++, C#, Java, Visual Basic and .Net Programming. When finished with the Programmer (Intensive) Certificate graduates will have a basic understanding of the different programming languages, and how to use them to write and design software programs.

The primary difference between the Junior Programmer Certificate and the Programmer (Intensive) Certificate, here at Bramson ORT College, is the degree of detail provided in each program. The Programmer (Intensive) Certificate is a more comprehensive programming certificate than the Junior Programmer Certificate.

Credits obtained by students while in the Programmer (Intensive) Certificate program are transferable to two-year and four-year programs at Bramson ORT College and other colleges and universities worldwide. In order to earn the Programmer (Intensive) Certificate at Bramson ORT College, a student must complete at least 30 credits.

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US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code for Computer Programmer: 151021.

Program Summary Chart


Programmer (Intensive) Certificate

Program Length:

24 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Programmer Intensive Certificate Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

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More Information
Computer Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

6 Credits
Required Major Courses
CS101 Introduction to Programming Logic & Design
3 Credits
CS102 Introduction to Computer Programming
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
18 Credits
Elective Major Courses - Select credit from the list of Computer Information Systems Elective Courses (12 credits must be chosen from Computer Language Electives)

Career Outlook

Graduates of the Programming (Intensive) Certificate will have gained a working knowledge of designing and developing many types of software, including computer games, business applications, operating systems, network control systems and middleware. They will be experts in the theory of computing systems, the structure of software, and the nature and limitations of hardware. Graduates will be trained in structured programming languages, basic knowledge of object and component methodology, classes and interfaces, and working with different development tools. They will also be prepared to work as an entry-level programmer.

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Java Developer
  • C++ Developer
  • C# Developer
  • Visual Basic Developer
  • .Net Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • MySQL Developer
  • Flex Developer
  • CNC Programmer
  • Internet Applications Programmer
  • Technical Support Specialist

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Computer Programmers. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Computer Programmer


    Software Development

    Computer Programmer


    State Government

    Java Developer


    Information Technology (IT) Services

    Computer Systems Analyst


    Education, College/University