The Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming and Systems Design combines studies in information technology, programming, database design and implementation and encompasses accepted theories regarding information systems management and security. The academic and professional skills focused on during the program provide a basic knowledge of high-level languages such as Java and Visual Basic, SQL scripting using MySQL, ASP.NET, project management utilizing Microsoft Project, and the Microsoft Office Suite, preparing them to function successfully in programming and systems design positions.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:
- Create and implement generic and customized programs to drive operating systems.
- Apply the methods and procedures of software design and programming to software installation and maintenance.
- Design software and write computer programs in Java and Visual Basic.
- Demonstrate program customization and linking; prototype testing; troubleshooting; and related aspects of operating systems and applications.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of current Microsoft Office Suite products.
- Create functional programs utilizing basic and advanced techniques of MS Visual Basic, JAVA, and ASP.NET programming.
- Identify and evaluate application software issues and implement effective remediation policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate effective communications utilizing accepted business practices and applications.
- Apply the knowledge and skills of general computer programming to the solution of specific operational problems and customization requirements presented by individual and organizational users.
- Create database objects, including tables constrain, indexes, sequences, and users.
- Use data query techniques such as row filtering, joins, single-row functions, aggregate functions, sub-queries, and views.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates should possess the knowledge and skills to fill positions as an entry level computer programmer, database technician, database administrator, I.T. customer support specialist, applications developer, or as a professional in other information technology and computer fields.
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Last updated January 12, 2017