Computer Programming & Application Development

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Visual Basic, Java, or application developer
Web developer
Database programmer
Access or Excel programmer

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

City College currently offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming & Application Development. Students, if interested, may consider pursuing a Bachelor's degree upon completion of the AAS program.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Web development
  • Customize small/medium size program applications for various businesses
  • Hands-on coding in java, Visual Basic, .Net, Perl and SQL
  • Databse design
  • Intensive study of Microsoft Software Applications (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Prepare students for the Sun Certified Java Programmer exam as well as the Microsoft Certified Application Developer exams
  • Develop a portfolio of applications created for demonstration at job interviews
TOOLS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Before a student can be accepted into the Computer Programming & Application Development degree program, competency in mathematics and computers must be demonstrated. This may be done by:

  • Passing the Math Placement Test
  • Transfer of appropriate credits
  • Current ACT/SAT scores in the required range
  • Taking the necessary prerequisite English, math, and/or computer classes identified in the catalog
CAREER CLOSEUP
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Job Outlook and Pay Info

Median Wage (MT)* $61,800
Median Wage (US)* $79,000
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Please note that these wages include programmers who have achieved an Associates, Bachelor's or higher degree of education.
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Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010) n/a
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Expected growth (MT)*
(projection through 2016)
18%
Expected growth (US)*
(projection through 2018)
13%
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau
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SKILLS, TRAITS, PREPARATORY CLASSES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)
PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION


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