Information Technology & Digital Arts

ProgrammingComputer Technology, Programming Emphasis - Associate in Applied Science

With the widespread use of computers around the world, there is an ongoing need for skilled computer specialists. The Associate degree in Computer Technology - Programming Emphasis prepares students for entry-level positions in a vast number of industries. After completing a year in general computer courses, students choose an emphasis in Programming or Networking. The Programming emphasis provides skills in a variety of programming languages, such as Visual Basic, Java, C++, HTML, Dreamweaver, and SQL. Graduates will be equipped to find employment as business-application programmers, database managers, and system analysts; they can also plan, design, and develop programming applications, as well as create and host web applications. These valuable skills enable graduates to work in IT for small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice. 

Credit Requirements: 75 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

A computer programmer has the technical knowledge and ability to work as a Help Desk Technician, Database Manager, Information Resource Coordinator, Web Designer, Systems Administrator, and Systems Analyst. Graduates of the A.A.S. in Computer Technology - Programming Emphasis degree program can begin their careers with small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice.

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