If you're interested in joining our Programmer Analyst course in 2019, please apply for our C#, Python and Java Basics courses, starting this Fall. Our "Basics" courses will prepare you with the foundations to excel in Programmer Analyst in just 6-weeks

Please select "Java Basics" on your application (for all classes) if you're interested in joining these Platform by Per Scholas classes this Fall.

Course Overview

Programmer Analyst (also known as "Application Support Management") is an employer-driven, skills-building course that prepares students to troubleshoot and prioritize application coding problems (in Java or C#) by implementing Cognizant's "engagement lifecycle stages" to pursue a "Zero Maintenance Approach." Students learn to evaluate, improve and manage internal frameworks without disrupting the organization's current operations.

This course improves students' coding knowledge on Java or C#, database maintenance/troubleshooting, Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC), ITIL principles and ITSM software to document and communicate effectively as a consultant and engineer. Students who excel work with Platform’s Career Advancement team who prepare them for career opportunities with the initiative’s employer partners.


  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

  • Location: 804 E. 138th St, Floor 2, Bronx, NY 10454

  • Duration: 12 week intensive

  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Outcomes: Hands-on experience and workplace exposure

  • Cost: Tuition, materials and hardware are offered at no cost

  • Additional Services: Career counseling & connections to employment



Application Details


Location: Bronx, NY Training Center

Candidates: Ideal candidates will be solution-oriented individuals interested in business processes, product sales, client management and technology applications and systems. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship (presently or in the future) and be able to travel to the Bronx, NY for training.

Professional experience should include one or more years of business and/or tech experience in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related topic areas and familiarity with the following technologies:

  • Java, .NET, C++, C#, SQL and/or Oracle

  • Web conferencing (WebEx/Hangouts/Skype/GoToMeeting)

  • Android/iOS operating systems

  • Spreadsheets (Excel, Sheets, Numbers)

  • Diagrams/Workflows (Visio/Lucidchart)

  • Word processing (Word)

  • Mail and Agenda (Outlook, Gmail, Office 365)

  • Presentations (PPT, Keynote)

  • Project Management (Agile, Scrum)



The following courses will provide more insight into Platform by per scholas coursework and requirements.

we suggest you review these topics and complete these courses to prepare you for APPLICATION SUPPORT MANAGEMENT.

Courses are provided by


C# Basics

Mastering ASP.NET and ADO.NET with C#

Master Object Oriented Design in Java



 Oracle SQL - Step by Step SQL

User Stories for Agile Scrum + Product Owner + Business Analysis

Project Management + SDLC Models and Methodology

Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Business Analysis Fundamentals + SDLC

Web Dev Boot Camp 

Please keep in mind, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots.


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 Curriculum developed by Cognizant Technology Solutions

Curriculum developed by Cognizant Technology Solutions