Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Computer Programming, AAS

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Computers play a part in nearly all phases of our life today. Businesses and governmental agencies, large and small, require trained computer specialists. The computer programming degree prepares computer programmers and computer operators to work with a wide variety of computers and languages used by area employers. Emphasis is placed upon business-oriented computer languages. Programming and practical applications of business data are stressed. In the laboratory, hands-on experience is provided using the Internet and PC compatible computers.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level positions with typical titles such as Computer Operator, Application Programmer, Maintenance Programmer, Software Developer or in Technical Support. A career path may include Lead or Senior Programmer and Data Processing Manager. 

Career Outlook

Employment of computer programmers is expected to be quite good. Opportunities should be especially favorable for those programmers who know several programming languages.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply structured programming concepts.
  2. Install and troubleshoot current Personal Computer hardware and current Operating System software.
  3. Demonstrate software skills.
  4. Write and debug programs.

Total Credits: 14

Second Semester

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 14

Total Program Credit Hours 61

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for Natural Science and Social Behavioral Science Electives

+ Students must attain a 2.00 grade point average in these technical courses to graduate.

Mathematics Electives:

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