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

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


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have at least an associate degree

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship (presently or in the future)

  • Must be willing to relocate for post-training employment opportunities

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates will be organized, agile individuals interested in business processes, client management, software testing automation, and technology applications and systems. To be successful, candidates need to posses computational thinking and self-teaching skills, do well in fast-paced environments and be able to learn new technologies quickly.

Professional Experience

Professional and/or Academic experience should include one or more years of experience in Information Technology related topic areas and familiarity with the following technologies:

  • Java, C#, Python, SQL and/or Oracle

  • Spreadsheets (Excel, Sheets, Numbers)

  • 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