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how can i become a computer programmer

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Kristin’s Answer

Hey Katelyn, it always best to know where to begin when it comes to choosing a career path and here are some good steps for a pathway to become a computer programmer, check out this link it even has an option to view different schools that will help with that degree.


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Tammy’s Answer

Hi Kristin,

First a disclaimer, I'm not a programmer.  However, I work with programmers.  Some have college degrees  and some got their training in a 'programming boot camp' along with  experience.  The boot camps are narrow in scope (meaning there's no general courses) and they're much shorter than a 4 year degree. 

Check with your local community college to see if they have a boot camp program.  Once you are certified, be willing to start at the bottom. 

Tammy recommends the following next steps:

Decide if you want a college degree or an accelerated certification boot camp.
Identify & apply for the desired program.

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Daniel’s Answer

Default answer is exactly what Kristin suggests (HS degree, then a college degree in computer science, followed by internships and/or fulltime employment).

There are some online resources where you can get started to see if you have any interest/aptitude/etc.

For example MIT's intro comp sci course is available online for free: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-computer-science-mitx-6-00-1x-11