This program provides training in the theory and practices of computer information systems with emphasis on top-down and object-oriented program design principles.
Students will learn to program in procedural languages, object-oriented languages, and visual languages. A graduate of this program seeks employment as Programmer, Maintenance Programmer, Programmer/Analyst, System Analyst, Software Engineer, Quality Assurance Software Specialist, or Application Developer.
Successful completion of this program may potentially lead to professional licensure. Licensure may be global, national, or state-specific. This program meets requirements for the State of Pennsylvania. Requirements for other states may vary.
The student/graduate will be able to:
- Construct applications that use Graphical User Interface (GUI) components and access databases for data permanence.
- Construct web pages that utilize client-side and/or server-side scripting where appropriate.
- Develop a programming solution to a data structure problem using object-oriented methodologies and appropriate data structures and algorithms.
- Implement a well-designed, properly normalized relational database after analyzing user requirements and business rules.
Become highly employable in the computer field after learning three programming languages: procedural, object-oriented and visual.View the required courses and curriculum semester-by-semester for Computer Information Systems - Programming Specialist, A.A.S.