Computer developers are the people who change our lives as much as the fellow who invented the wheel. Without developers, computers are useless. Applications developers design, write, test, and debug software programs. Systems developers oversee and integrate the work of applications developers and serve as technical advisors to systems analysts, application programmers, and operations personnel.
There are five options within this program:
- Information Technology A.S. Degree (2153)
- Customer Support Specialist Technical Certificate (6953)
- Web Development Specialist Technical Certificate (6954)
- Database Development Specialist Technical Certificate (6955)
- Computer Programming Specialist Technical Certificate (6956)
Students may choose to pursue the Information Technology degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.
Associate in Science
The Information Technology program prepares you for a respected career as a developer, programmer, programmer-analyst, database developer, or web developer. You’ll study program and systems design, computer communications, database development, web development, customer support, and programming in specific languages. Our relationship with Microsoft’s Developer Network Academic Alliance allows you to download a free, licensed copy of the Microsoft server and developer applications, operating systems and programming languages taught in your classes. A 120-hour internship is included in the program to provide valuable work experience.
The Information Technology degree program allows you to focus in one of three career tracks:
- Programming Track: The Programming Track allows for specialization in software development using modern languages. Students may select 9 credits from C language, C++, C#, Java, J2EE, or Visual Basic.NET
- Web Track: The Web Track allows for specialization in web development using modern web technologies. Students may select 9 credits from web design, web management, UNIX/Linux development, or server development.
- Database Track: The Database Track allows for specialization in database development using modern database technologies. Students may select 9 credits from Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, database administration, M.S. SQL Server database, or M.S. Access database.
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Total Credit Hours: 63