Computer Technology

Computer Programming & Application Development

CC Computer Programming Class

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Visual Basic, Java, or application developer
  • Web developer
  • Database programmer
  • Access or Excel programmer

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

 

City College currently offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming & Application Development. Students, if interested, may consider pursuing a Bachelor's degree upon completion of the AAS program.

 

PLAN OF STUDY

TOOLS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Before a student can be accepted into the Computer Programming & Application Development degree program, competency in mathematics and computers must be demonstrated. This may be done by:

  • Passing the Math Placement Test
  • Transfer of appropriate credits
  • Current ACT/SAT scores in the required range
  • Taking the necessary prerequisite English, math, and/or computer classes identified in the catalog

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Web development
  • Customize small/medium size program applications for various businesses
  • Hands-on coding in java, Visual Basic, .Net, Perl and SQL
  • Database design
  • Intensive study of Microsoft Software Applications (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Prepare students for the Sun Certified Java Programmer exam as well as the Microsoft Certified Application Developer exams
  • Develop a portfolio of applications created for demonstration at job interviews

SKILLS, TRAITS, PREPARATORY CLASSES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL

  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)
CAREER CLOSEUP

Job Outlook and Pay Info

 

Median Wage (MT)*

$61,800


 Median Wage (US)*

$79,000


 

Please note that these wages include programmers who have achieved an Associates, Bachelor's or higher degree of education.


 Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010)

n/a 


Expected growth (MT)*

(projection through 2016)

18%


  Expected growth (US)*

(projection through 2018)

13%


 *Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau

  

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PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION