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

Program Details

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
  • 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
  • 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)
Job Outlook and Pay Info 
 Median Wage (MT)*
Computer Programmers
Web Developers
Median Wage (US)*
Computer Programmers

Web Developers

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 (2014-2017) 
Computer Programmers
Web Developers

Expected growth (MT)* (projection through 2024)

Computer Programmers
Web Developers

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

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