The AAS in Computer Programming is for students interested in writing computer programs, both stand-alone and web-based, in languages such as C# and Java. This includes fundamental skills for working with web sites and database connectivity. Students create a foundation for further training and will be able to use common tools to gather and convey information through the internet. Computer Programmers design, build, and support solutions for business problems.
Typical duties include some or all of the following: analysis of business needs and problems, design of software solutions, application of industry standard tools and techniques for software development and preparation of documentation and user training materials applying sound verbal and written skills.
Career opportunities typically begin as a computer programmer or web developer with possible future promotion to systems analyst and software engineer. Computer programming is a field with good opportunities for qualified persons in both government and private business. See Information Technology » Computer Programming for more career and employment information.
At the completion of the Computer Programming Program, the successful student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, apply and convey technical information with their peers
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively plan, create, and debug effective solutions to problems through the programs they write
- Evaluate quantitative and symbolic data in translating user and organization needs into usable software and data solutions
- Recognize ethical issues and evaluate consequences
- Collaborate with diverse groups across a variety of knowledge and skill levels and perspectives
In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Computer Programming:
- Apply database and programming concepts in various situations
- Design and access databases to store information used by web sites
- Create code in mark-up, scripting, and programming languages
- Effectively plan, create, debug and maintain programs and web sites using industry-standard tools
- Integrate problem-solving and technical skills to create and maintain web pages that provide the essential features of business and personal web sites
Students entering the program are required to have successfully completed MATH 097 or the equivalent.
Students must also successfully complete one of the following options:
1. The Accuplacer CSP Basic exam with a composite score of 75% or higher
2. OFTEC 101 and OFTEC 108
An AAS will be awarded upon successful completion of all core requirements, elective and general education requirements.
Admission: Students are accepted into the Computer Programming program every Fall and Winter quarter.
Length of Program: Full-time students typically complete the AAS in seven quarters after basic skills are complete.
Additional Program Information
Associate in Applied Science Degree
1st Quarter Fall
2nd Quarter Winter
3rd Quarter Spring
4th Quarter Fall
5th Quarter Winter
6th Quarter Spring
Choose two courses from the following list:
General Education Requirements
Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 21, 2017