Sciences and Information Technology
Computer Programming and Applications
(Database Specialty) (2136)
in Science or Associate in Applied Science
The computer programming and applications program associate in science degree is a two-year course of study to prepare students for a variety of positions in computer and information systems. Common job titles for which this degree prepares students include: programmer trainee, junior programmer, programmer-analyst trainee and control analyst.
This is a SOCNAV Network program. Refer to SOCNAV description.
Students may enter the program in any term. However, summer course offerings are not as plentiful as fall and spring. Part-time students may take twice as long to finish the required coursework for graduation, depending on the course load carried each term. Most of the courses are also offered in the evenings for convenience of students who work during the day.
SPECIAL NOTES: Based on placement test results, students may be required to take additional courses in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. Students are expected to have keyboarding skills. Twenty-five words per minute are considered to be a basic level of keyboarding proficiency. OST 1100 Keyboarding/Introduction to Word Processing is recommended to students who need to acquire keyboarding skills.
Students have two degree alternatives in this program: The associate in science (A.S.) and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.). If you intend to pursue further education at the university level, you should enroll in the A.S. option. If you intend to go directly to work after completing your associates degree, consider the A.A.S. While the A.A.S. will not provide you with the transfer benefits of the A.S., the A.A.S. will provide you with the skills required to begin working in the field immediately upon graduation. If you are unsure of which option is best for you, please see an advisor for further counseling.
Requirements and Recommended Course Groupings
The following is a presentation of required courses in recommended course groupings for this program. These groupings are only a suggested guide, and there is no requirement to follow these precisely. The availability of courses, the students testing and academic performance and other factors may alter the students actual course completion sequence. Students of this program may register for courses in any grouping as long as the student has met any prerequisites for the course.
Course Grouping One
(First term load for full-time students; 2-5 terms for part-time students.)