Programming Technician 23-24

About this Major

Students will establish a strong foundation as they develop the ultimate toolbox of skills essential for any programmer.

Students will learn attention to detail, time management techniques, and resiliency as they apply skills involving observation, patience, and a focus on the big picture. Simultaneously, students will work on improving abstract reasoning, applying design thinking principles, and problem-solving skills.

Training is individualized and flexible, providing students the option to focus on C# or Java as their programming language while learning techniques in an interactive, hands-on approach to programming. It is designed for students who seek a head start in college or a career related to programming.


  • Information Technology Specialist - Python
  • Information Technology Specialist - Software Development
  • Java SE Programmer I

*One certification paid by Francis Tuttle. Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense.

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students


Reno, Rockwell

Total Hours Required



  • Full-time: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance


Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.


*Indicates an elective course. Students select four electives.

  • *Introduction to Java Programming 120 hours
  • *Advanced Java Programming 120 hours
  • Introduction to C# Programming-Elective 120 hours
  • *Advanced C# Programming 120 hours
  • Programming Technician Capstone 120 hours
  • *Fundamentals of Game Design 120 hours
  • *Game Programming – Unity 120 hours
  • *Python Programming 120 hours
  • *Web Application Technologies 120 hours
  • *Introduction to C++ Programming 120 hours
  • *Advanced C++ Programming 120 hours
  • *SQL Database Application Development 120 hours
  • *Scripting Applications 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Information Technology Specialist- Python
  • Information Technology Specialist- Software Development
  • Java SE Programmer I

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle
  • Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No cost

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

Starting is $15 - $30; Potential of $25-$60 with additional education and experience

per hour

Pass Rate


Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Available in organizations that rely on computer applications and software programs to function properly.

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