May 24, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2020-2021 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems - Programming Specialist, A.A.S.

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Computer Information Systems - Programming Specialist (303B)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program provides training in the theory and practices of computer information systems with emphasis on top-down and object-oriented program design principles. Students will learn to program in procedural languages, object-oriented languages, and visual languages. A graduate of this program seeks employment as Programmer, Maintenance Programmer, Programmer/Analyst, System Analyst, Software Engineer, Quality Assurance Software Specialist, or Application Developer. Successful completion of this program may potentially lead to professional licensure/certification. Licensure/certification may be global, national, or state-specific. This program meets requirements for the State of Pennsylvania. Requirements for other states may vary.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Construct applications that use Graphical User Interface (GUI) components and access databases for data permanence.
  • Construct web pages that utilize client-side and/or server-side scripting where appropriate.
  • Develop a programming solution to a data structure problem using object-oriented methodologies and appropriate data structures and algorithms.
  • Implement a well-designed, properly normalized relational database after analyzing user requirements and business rules.

Minimum - 60 credits

Fourth Semester (14/15/16/17)


1 The Mathematics elective must be MATH 100 or above.

2  COMP 121 cannot be used as the Computer elective.

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