The Computer Programming Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers in computer programming, which is the process of preparing a sequence of coded instructions that directs a computer’s operations.
Students develop an understanding of the basic concepts and tools of programming. They are taught programming, systems and procedural concepts and analyses, computer operations and business concepts. The College is located near many corporate and governmental computing centers that employ programming personnel. The College has been successful in assisting graduates in obtaining employment through its cooperative education program and job placement services.
Graduates are able to:
solve information processing problems by producing well designed algorithms and using object-oriented programming language for application development
verify and test accuracy and completeness of programs by preparing sample data and by using debugging techniques and software aids
use database design principles to produce efficient databases
recognize the ethical, social and economic implications of the uses of the computer
prepare appropriate documentation of programs and systems to illustrate information flow
collaborate effectively as a member of a team to interpret data by applying quantitative reasoning used in the analysis and design of business systems