Computer Programming and Analysis Associate in Science
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If terms like systems analysis, database programming, and modeling and simulation are your buzzwords, this degree is for you. You will learn the foundations of computer technology and the skills needed to design, build and implement IT solutions, equipping you for this high-demand field. With this A.S., you can choose specializations in simulation, programming or web development, and go on to pursue your bachelor’s degree in IT.
- Computer Science Pathway: Associate in Arts
- Computer Programming: Technical Certificate
- Computer Programming Specialist: Technical Certificate
- Computer Repair and Installation: Technical Certificate
- Information Technology Analysis: Technical Certificate
- Web Development: Technical Certificate
- Information Systems Technology: Bachelor of Science
Getting Started: Fall 2020 12W Session
Aug. 17: Financial Aid
Sept. 9: Application
Sept. 14: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
- Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
- Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want.
- Seamless transition: Most A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect™ to UCF.*
- Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.
*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.
Computer Programming and Analysis Associate in Science
Major Code : CMPPA-AS
Educational Pathway: CMPPA-AS
Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Computer Programming and Analysis provides students with practical knowledge and hands-on training in the foundations of computer technology, databases, Web applications, user applications, modeling and simulation and computer programming. Elective specializations include BS IST (programming track), BS IST (simulation track) and Web Development track. This A.S. degree articulates to Seminole State's B.S. in Information Systems Technology (programming and simulation specialization tracks).
BS IST Simulation Specialization: The Simulation specialization teaches computer programming skills used in the video gaming and simulation industries. Students earning this specialization can either seek employment with one of the many video game and simulation companies in the Central Florida area, or they may continue their studies in simulation by enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. For more information on career opportunities in simulation, check out: https://www.seminolestate.edu/computers/curriculum/simulation
BS IST Programming Specialization: The Programming specialization teaches programming skills in a variety of computer languages, thereby providing students with experience they can leverage to seek employment in the fast growing computer programming field. Central Florida has a high concentration of computer programming jobs for graduates with this specialization. Students earning the Programming specialization may continue their studies in computer programming by enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology. For more information on computer programming jobs, check out: https://www.indeed.com/q-Computer-Programmer-I-Orlando,-FL-jobs.html
Web Development Specialization: The Web Development specialization teaches computer programming skills used extensively in creating and maintaining websites. Due to the growth of online marketing and getting a company's brand out, web development continues to be one of the hottest job areas for computer programmers. For more information on web development jobs, check out: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=web+developer&l=Orlando%2C+FL
Choose 12 credits of elective courses from 1 of the following Technical Specializations:
- BS IST Simulation Specialization
- BS IST Programming Specialization
- Web Development Specialization
BS IST Simulation Specialization
BS IST Programming Specialization
Web Development Specialization
Humanities General Education course
Mathematics General Education course
Social Science General Education course
Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.
Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.
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Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,131||$6,380||$6,538||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,590||$11,088||$10,300|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$890||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
Computer programmers and analysts are high-tech linguists. Computer programmers write the code and create the languages and software programs computers follow to operate. Additionally, systems programmers oversee the work of computer programmers and serve as technical advisors to systems analysts, application programmers and operations personnel.
Graduates of this program are employed as:
- Applications Programmers
- Computer Programmers
- Software Testers
- Systems Analysts
- Systems Programmers
- Web Developments
- Web Masters
- Web Programmers
For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.
Considered one of Central Florida’s high-skill, high-wage occupations, employment in the computer programming field is expected to grow by 12 percent (about as fast as average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
College Credit Certificates
Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:
- Computer Programming Certificate
- Computer Programming Specialist Certificate
- Information Technology Analysis Certificate
- Web Development Certificate
Graduates of this program MAY BE qualified to earn the following industry certifications:
- CIW Internet Business Associate
- CIW Site Development Associate
- CIW Web Design Specialist
- CIW Web Foundations Associate
- CIW Database Design Specialist
- Microsoft Office Access 2013
- Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Part One
- Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Part Two
- Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2013
- Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert Part One
- Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert Part Two
- Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database
- Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Software Development
- Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Programming in C#
- Oracle Certified Associate Java SE Programmer
- Oracle Certified ProfessionalJava SE Programmer
Seminole State’s A.S. Degree in Computer Programming and Analysis will transfer to the College’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Information Systems Technology.
Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field and/or transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to a college or university should consult with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all entry requirements for the baccalaureate program of their choice.