The purpose of this program is to prepare the students for employment as computer or Internet programmers and web developers.
The Associate of Science in Information Technology (AAS) curriculum includes a common core and two levels of certificates. The AAS core provides a strong foundation in the key information technology areas of programming logic and structure, language implementation and ethics. This core provides a foundation that can be used to build a knowledge base for a variety of information technology careers. Students who have technology degrees or who have articulated courses from high school may receive advanced training in a specific programming language or languages.
The general education core courses, CSC classes, and some technical courses transfer to a variety of universities. Technical AAS degrees transfer in total to some universities. Contact a counselor or advisor at any college for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.
Students learn a variety of programming and scripting languages. The program offers people employed in the field a way to enhance skills or learn new technologies and languages in a formal educational setting.
After completing this certificate students are in an ideal position to complete an Associate’s degree in Programming and Analysis or pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Technology.