Computer Programming and Analysis Associate in Science
Major Code: CMPPA-AS
Educational Plan: 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).
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:
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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).
Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:
Graduates of this program MAY BE qualified to earn the following industry certifications:
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.
Choose 12 credits of elective courses from 1 of the following Technical Specializations:
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.
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