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.
Degree Information: Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Common Job Titles
Developer; Programmer/IT Support
Nerdery Interactive Labs; Mill City Press; MVP Marketing & Design
National Median Salary
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov