Programming Languages C.A.

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Programming Languages C.A.

Department: Computer Science – Computer Programming

Total Credit Hours: 31 credits

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.

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.

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.

Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $113,380.

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.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (13 credits)
Mathematics MAT 098 Beginning Algebra 4
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Social Sciences HIS 101 or US History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 or
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 or
HIS 270 or History of Missouri or
POL 101 or American Government or
POL 102 State & Local Government
Elective CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
Primary Elective (12 credits) - Choose two pairs of the following:
CPT 182 and Beg. Programming C++ and 6
CPT 281  Adv. Programming C++
CPT 187 and Visual Basic (.NET) and 6
CPT 282  Adv. Visual Basic (.NET)
CPT 189 and Java Programming and 6
CPT 287 Adv. Java Programming
CPT 181 and SQL Basics and 6
CPT 260 Oracle Programming
Secondary Elective (6 credits) - Choose any two pair of the following:
CPT 135 and Programming in Python 6
CPT 250 Database Programming (PHP)
CPM 190 and Dynamic Prog. Languages 6
CPT 160  Mobile Apps Development
CPT 104 and Intro to Prog Animation & Games 6
CPT 185 Programming in C#
Total Required Hours: 31 credits

Suggested Schedule Planning

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester (16 credits)
MAT 098 Beginning Algebra 4
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT Elective CPT Primary Elective Part 1 3
CPT Elective CPT Primary Elective Part 1 3
CPT Elective CPT Secondary Elective Part 1 3
Spring Semester (15 credits)
HIS or POL Social Sciences 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
CPT Elective CPT Primary Elective Part 2 3
CPT Elective CPT Primary Elective Part 2 3
CPT Elective CPT Secondary Elective Part 2 3
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 31 credits

CPT Primary Electives: Choose any two (2) pair of the following courses

Part 1  Choose 2 courses for 6 hrs Part 2  Choose 2 courses for 6 hrs
CPT 182 Beg. Programming C++ CPT 281  Adv. Programming C++
CPT 187 Visual Basic (.NET) CPT 282 Adv. Visual Basic (.NET)
CPT 189 Java Programming CPT 287 Adv. Java Programming
CPT 181 SQL Basics CPT 260 Oracle Programming

CPT Secondary Electives: Choose any two (2) pair of the following courses

Part 1  Choose 1 courses for 3 hrs Part 2  Choose 1 courses for 3 hrs
CPT 135 Programming in Python CPT 250 Database Programming (PHP)
CPM 190 Dynamic Prog Languages CPT 160 Mobile Apps Development
CPT 104 Intro to Prog Animation & Games CPT 185 Programming in C#

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