What programming languages will I learn in this course?
What is the current job outlook for a computer programmer?
As almost every business needs a well-functioning website to attract clients and customers, skilled computer programmers could find job opportunities in a variety of industries from information technology departments in large companies to tech start-ups.
What is the average salary for a programmer?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for an entry-level computer programmer was $93,000 in 2021.* It's important to note that many employers hiring programmers look for those with bachelor's degrees or relevant work experience. However, as companies like Google and Apple continue to emphasize demonstrated skills over degrees in hiring decisions, a certificate in programming languages and coding could potentially help strengthen your resume and help you stand out when applying for jobs.
How can I learn a computer programming language?
Learning computer programming languages and coding can easily be done online. Because programming languages are vital to creating websites and online applications, you can learn and apply what you learned in real-time. With Penn Foster's Computer Programming Languages Certificate, you can build fundamental programming and coding skills in as little as a few months.