Computer Programming

What is Computer Programming?

The striking impact of computers, tablets, and other information technologies on our everyday lives has created the need to expand and innovate computer software into a range of mobile and desktop-based applications. As organizations attempt to keep up with changing technologies and to control costs, they need programmers to create, modify, and test new code, forms and scripts that allow computer applications to run effectively to meet user’s changing needs.

Why pursue a technical career in Computer Programming?

As personal appliances, businesses, and industries become more computerized and techno-centric, the need for programmers intensifies in many environments. Computer Programming has been a rapid-growth industry since its inception and will continue to grow as more people rely on computers for communication, shopping, entertainment, education and research. These industries will require employees with the skills that are taught in the Associate of Occupational Science in Computer Programming program.

Demand for Computer Programmers

In the next decade, jobs in computer information systems design are projected to increase by 12% and be among the 10 fastest growing industries in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Median annual earnings of computer programmers are excellent. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Computer Programmers.

The Computer Programming program prepares students for occupations as Computer Programmers and in related careers. For related occupational information, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website.

SOC Codes (Standard Occupational Classification) related to Computer Programming careers: 15-1131.00

Gainful Employment Information:

GE Disclosure for Computer Programming

The Associate of Occupational Science in Computer Programming is a comprehensive career training program. It provides 60 semester credit hours of instruction with extensive hands-on training, including projects and case studies. Day and evening classes meet 20 hours per week for four semesters (60 weeks or 16-months).

Degree Award

Graduates who successfully complete the academic requirements and fulfill financial obligations will be awarded the Associate of Occupational Science in Computer Programming degree.