JJC Program Code: CO261
ICCB Program Code: CIOS 0022
A computer programming degree generally involves studying a variety of programming languages. It allows students to work in a diverse industry within the information technology environments. Computer programmers are in high demand in today’s technologically advancing industries, and students enrolling in this major will receive formal, hands-on computer programming training that is necessary for today’s growing market. This major allows students to explore a variety of computer programming including Java, C++, or Visual Basic., and students may choose to specialize in specific language by selecting appropriate sequences. The most marketable areas include C++, Java, and object oriented programming. Students who want to continue their education for a bachelor’s degree can do so by transferring this degree to a four-year institution.
The most common career tracks for qualified students include: computer software engineer, computer system analyst, computer operator, applications programmer, systems programmer, computer instructor, and software administrator.
For further information (including salary projections) from the U.S. Department of Labor, go to: www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-formation-technology/home.htm