Typical job titles for graduates from the program include web developer, webmaster, database administrator, data analyst, web designer, content manager and software developer. Student learn mobile and web development, including open-source and proprietary object-oriented and scripting languages; industry-standard database creation and management; good coding practices and programming logic; website design; navigation paradigms; data structures; and structure query language (SQL) and its use with multiple database management systems. They also study operating systems, including Windows and Linux/Unix development. Courses are divided between content lectures and hands-on demonstration and practice.
Arts & Sciences curriculum enhances the skills necessary for students to be successful in their career, including technical writing, communication, and math courses designed specifically for computer students. The program culminates in a final project/capstone that incorporates all of the knowledge learned throughout the program and usually includes industry experience.
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Programmer; Analyst Developer; Web Technician; Associate Developer; Software Engineer
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
G2Planet; Polaris Industries; Ecreativeworks; HumeraTech; SJF Material Handling, Inc.
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.