AS: Computer Programming
- GENERAL AREAS OF SERVICE:
- Computer programmers are employed by federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as a variety of businesses, organizations, and industries.
- PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:
- A high school degree is usually required. Vo-tech schools and junior and senior colleges offer courses in computer programming. A college degree may be preferred by some some employers. Graduate degrees are required for some advanced positions.
- JOB OUTLOOK:
- Indications are that employment potential for this occupation will be good or very good in most states.
- The average starting salary is $30,000.
- SOURCES OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- American Federation of Information Processing Societies
- 96 quarter hours must be completed with at least 32 in general studies and at least 53 in major requirments.
1815 North Lynn Street, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22209
|CPTR 141||Introduction to Programming||4||-||-|
|CPTR 142, 143||Data Structures & Algorithms||-||4||4|
|ENGL 121, 122||College Writing||3||3||-|
|**PSYC 130||General Psychology||4||-||-|
|RELB XXX||General Studies Religion||-||-||4|
|CPTR 215||Assembly Language Programming||3||-||-|
|**CPTR 221, 222||Programming Languages||-||3||3|
|ENGL 223||Research Writing||-||-||3|
|MATH 206||Applied Statistics||-||3||-|
|MATH 250||Discrete Mathematics||-||-||4|
|MATH 289||Linear Algebra & Its Applications||3||-||-|
|RELB XXX||General Studies Religion||2||-||-|
|*Area electives must be chosen in consultation with the advisor
the departmental chair and will usually be from the following prefixes:
ACCT, CIS, CPTR, FINA, GBUS, GRPH, MATH, MGMT, & NETW.