Computer Programming and Analysis (AS)

The Associate in Science (AS) in Computer Programming and Analysis offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as entry level programmers, programmer specialists, computer programmers, senior programmers, chief business programmers, programmer analysts, and information systems programmers in public, private, and governmental organizations. The program is designed for both full-time and part-time students.

The content prepares individuals to analyze business situations and to design, develop, and write computer programs; to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information; analyze problems using logic/analysis tools, code into computer language; test, monitor, debug, document and maintain computer programs. Students also apply computer languages such as Visual basic, C++, C#, HTML, and Java and perform data systems management and database management. Students are also prepared to earn relevant, recognized, industry certifications such as those offered by Microsoft and CompTIA.

Continuing Toward a Baccalaureate Degree

There are many opportunities for more advanced education. For example, Graduates of the AS, Computer Programming and Analysis Degree can pursue Bachelor’s Degrees in computer science and information technology related areas at many colleges and universities located throughout the state and country.