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Associate in Applied Science

Computer Programming and Analysis (Client/Server Programming) (A26C)

Computer programmers are the people who changed our lives as much as the fellow who invented the wheel. Without programmers, computers are useless. Applications programmers design, write, test, and debug software programs in industry-specific languages from astronomy to zoology. Systems programmers oversee and integrate the work of programmers and are technical advisors to systems analysts, application programmers, and operations personnel.

The Computer Programming and Analysis (Client/Server Programming) associate in applied science degree prepares students for a number of high-paying positions including programmer, programmer-analyst, software developer and software engineer. Our relationship with Microsoft’s Developer Network Academic Alliance allows you to download a free, licensed copy of the server and developer applications, operating systems and programming languages taught in your classes.

There are five technical certificates are included as options within this degree program: Visual Basic 6, C Languages, SQL, Java and Visual Basic.NET. Students may choose to pursue the A.S. or A.A.S. 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.

A 180-hour internship is included in the program to provide valuable work experience.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
An FCCJ intranet site posts jobs targeting our students. You may also post your resume and receive e-mails about and job-related topics. Our graduates are regularly employed by CSX, JEA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the City of Jacksonville, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic and other regional employers including the government and military.

Annual Salaries
Starting salaries in Jacksonville average $35,000 - $40,000; the average salary is $63,450 statewide and the national average is $65,910.

Certification and Licensing
This program prepares students to take exams for certification in both Microsoft Developer (MSD) and Sun Java.

Estimated tuition for Florida residents is $4,183 (as of 07/06). Estimated cost for textbook, fees and material cost is $1,600.

Computer Programming and Analysis (Client/Server Programming) (A26C)

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra 4
  *Humanities 3
INP 1390 Human Relations in Business and
  *Communication — Category B 3
  Credit Hours 16

Professional Courses
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts 3
COP 1000 Introduction to Programming and
Algorithm Design
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications for
Business and Economics
COT 1000 Data Processing Mathematics 3
COP 2837 Introduction to Programming with
Visual Basic.NET
  or COP 2332 Introduction to Windows Programming
  Using Visual Basic (4)
CGS 2542 Database Concepts for Microcomputers 3
CDA 2500 Introduction to Data Communications 3
OST 2335 Applied Business Communications 3
COP 2702 Oracle SQL and PL/SQL 4
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3
COP 2220 Introduction to C Programming 3
CIS 2321 Information Systems 3
CIS 1943 Internship 3
  Credit Hours 41

Professional Electives
CAP 2023 Introduction to Game Programming 3
CAP 2024 Advanced Game Programming 3
CIS 2930 Special Topics 3
CIS 2931 Special Topics 1
CIS 2932 Special Topics 2
COP 2004 Introduction to PERL Programming 3
COP 2120 COBOL Programming 3
COP 2121 Advanced COBOL Programming 3
COP 2160 RPG Programming — AS/400 3
COP 2162 Advanced RPG Programming — AS/400 3
COP 2250 Fundamental Concepts of Java
COP 2252 Websphere Java Programming 3
COP 2332 Introduction to Windows Programming
Using Visual Basic
COP 2333 Advanced Windows Programming Using
Visual Basic
COP 2334 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
COP 2341 Linux Workstation Administration 3
COP 2344 Introduction to Unix/Linux 4
COP 2360 Introduction to C# 3
COP 2551 Introduction to Object-Oriented
COP 2703 Application Development with Oracle 4
COP 2743 DB2 Universal Database 4
COP 2745 Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Programming 3
COP 2800 Object-Oriented Programming with
Java for Programmers
COP 2805 Advanced Java Programming 3
COP 2806 J2EE Java Development I 3
COP 2807 J2EE Java Development II 3
COP 2812 Introduction to XML 3
COP 2822 HTML Programming 4
COP 2837 Introduction to Programming with
Visual Basic.NET
COP 2838 Advanced Visual Basic.NET
COP 2840 Internet Programming 4
CTS 2823 Internet Web Services 3
  Credit Hours 6

Total Program Credits: 63

*Refer to A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.


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