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The tragic shooting in Oregon serves as a sobering reminder that safety and security is both our individual and collective responsibility, and each of us contributes in important ways.

Over the weekend, the FBI and ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) notified all area colleges and universities of social media posts directing threats of violence at an institution of higher learning near Philadelphia on Monday, October 5. While there is no threat against a specific college or university, the advisory reminds us we must vigorously monitor our surroundings and work together to keep the city safe.

The College’s Department of Safety and Security has increased security and is working with the Philadelphia Police Department to increase patrols on the College’s Main Campus and the West, Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers.

Please report suspicious activity to security at (215)751-8111 or call extension 5555 from a College phone. Call 911 to report any active threat to law enforcement.

Computer Programming and Software Development Proficiency Certificate

This program will teach you how to collect and analyze information to determine the limitations and possibilities of application programs, and how to project the timing and performance of software designs. You will learn how to design, code, test and debug object-oriented applications software, use the Java computer programming language, and analyze the temporal and spatial efficiency of existing computer software and of computer software designs. You will learn to work with users and business managers to develop clear, concise and correct specifications for computer software, and to test completed software to see if it meets given specifications.

Degree Options

Upon receiving your proficiency certificate, you may enter the workforce, or your courses may be applied to the Computer Science associate's degree program at the College, as well as transfer to a four-year college.

Career Options

  • Computer programmer
  • Software developer
  • IT specialist
  • Computer repairer


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