The Associate in Science (AS) in Computer Programming and Analysis program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as entry level programmers, programmer specialists, computer programmers, senior programmers, chief business programmers, programmer analysts, and information systems programmers.
The content prepares individuals to analyze business situations and to design, develop and write computer programs; to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information; analyze problems using logic/analysis tools, code into computer language; test, monitor, debug, document and maintain computer programs. More than one programming language is addressed in this degree program.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 60 credit hours in the following areas: 18 credit hours of General Education Requirements and 42 credit hours Computer Programming and Analysis Core Requirements (which includes 6 credit hours of a Programming Language).
The Computer Programmer Certificate is a 33 credit hour certificate and the Computer Programming Specialist Certificate is an 18 credit hour certificate; both of which prepare students for entry into employment and are comprised of core courses in the AS Computer Programming and Analysis degree. As such, they can be earned before the student has earned the AS Computer Programming and Analysis degree.
Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course in the list below to check for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.
Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major after which, students must complete an application for graduation through the Office of the Registrar and enroll in the GRD 2000 course the semester in which they intend to graduate. Students must apply for graduation by the published deadline to be assured of final clearance for graduation, timely receipt of their diploma, and participation in the commencement ceremony.