Programming Languages C.A.

What Is Computer Programming?

Computer programmers determine the types of information and data needed to produce the computer results expected by an organization's decision-makers and decide how to analyze and process information and summarize results in printed reports or graphic displays. They determine what programming language to use to write programs that satisfy an organization's needs.

Occupation Overview

Computer programmers write the detailed instructions (programs and software) that list in a logical order the steps the computer must follow to organize data to solve a problem. Programmers determine how to capture and enter information needed and summarize computer results in reports and displays.

Many programmers obtain a two-year associate degree for an entry-level position. However, the trend for many positions has been the requirement of a bachelor's degree. If a student wants to transfer courses, then the Associate of Applied Science degree should be pursued and the Computer Science Transfer Program Schedule Guide followed.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of computer programmers is projected to grow 8 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

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Computer Programming Careers

SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: programmer/analyst, application programmer/developer, programmer systems analyst, network or system software engineer, project manager and technical writer.

Salary Outlook

The average starting salary for programmers is $32,500 with an associate's degree and about $50,000 per year with a bachelor’s degree. The hourly mean wage for computer programmers in Missouri is $34.48. Established computer programmers generally earn between $53,620 and $91,000 per year. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $113,380.

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

Degree Name: Programming Languages C.A.
Degree or Program: Programming
Degree Type: Certificate of Achievement
Description:
Software development is a foundation of IT departments, and this certificate prepares you for entry-level positions that develop, manufacture and support a wide range of software products.

Operation systems and other system software, productivity software, network software and Internet software are some of the exciting programs that are continuously enhanced and expanded.
General Education Requirements 13
  COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 098 Beginning Algebra 4  
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Social Sciences HIS 101
HIS 102
HIS 115
HIS 270
POL 101
POL 102
US History to 1877
US History Since 1877
US History Since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State & Local Government
3
Elective CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: (choose any six) 18
  CPT 135 Programming in Python 3  
  CPT 182 Beginning Programming C++ 3  
  CPT 186 Advanced Programming C++ 3
  CPT 280 Visual Basic 3
  CPT 282 Advanced Basic 3
  CPT 284 Java Programming 3
  CPT 287 Advanced Java Programming 3
  CPM 190 Dynamic Programming Languages 3
  CPT 185 Programming in C# 3
  CPT 240 SQL Basics 3
  CPT 250 Database Programming  3
  CPT 104 Intro to Programming Animation & Games 3
  CPT 260 Oracle Programming 3
  CPT 160 Mobile Apps Development 3
  CPT 172 FORTRAN 3
  CPT 174 COBOL Programming I 3
  CPT 175 COBOL Programming II 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 31

Courses by Semester

FALL SEMESTER 16
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
MAT 098 Beginning Algebra 4
CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing 3
CPT Elective CPT Elective Part 1 3
CPT Elective CPT Elective Part 1 3
CPT Elective CPT Elective Part 1 3
SPRING SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
HIS or POL Social Sciences 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
CPT Elective CPT Elective Part 2 3
CPT Elective CPT Elective Part 2 3
CPT Elective CPT Elective Part 2 3

CPT Electives: Choose any six of the following courses

Part 1 (Fall) Choose 3 courses for 9 hrs Part 2 (Spring) Choose 3 courses for 9 hrs
CPT 182 Beg. Programming C++ CPT 186 Adv. Programming C++
CPT 280 Visual Basic  CPT 282 Adv. Visual Basic 
CPM 284 Java Programming CPT 287 Adv. Java Programming
CPT 240 SQL Basics CPT 260 Oracle Programming
CPT 104 Intro to Prog. Animation & Games CPT 250 Database Programming
CPT 190 Dynamic Prog. Languages CPT 160 Mobile Apps Development
CPT 174 COBOL Programming I CPT 185 Programming in C#
CPT 135 Programming in Python CPT 175 COBOL Programming II
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