You say you've used trigonometry. if so, then you're already "advanced" beyond the level that Hacker was talking about in his article where he said that Math Is Too Hard For Our High School Students. He was advocating dumbing things down past algebra and trigonometry.

Now, mind you, I think of even trigonometry as high school math myself. But if you use it and know how to use it, you're already in the top half of the distribution of students in college.

Will you ever *need* Calculus in computer programming? Probably night. I might recommend taking a class in linear algebra if you're interested in computer graphics, because some of that applies. You may not use it, but the underlying engines rely on it. And, yeah, the underlying engines rely on numerical approximations to calculus for things like physics engines. Linear Algebra doesn't require calculus as a prerequisite.

However, Calculus is interesting and stimulating, and will stretch your mind to think in new ways. If all you're interested in is training for the job you want to do, then, no, you don't need it, but truthfully, except to match resume requirements to get through the door, you don't need most of college. If, on the other hand, you want to be broadly educated about the world and human intellectual achievements, then calculus is a good thing. Not necessary, but well worth the time.