This program is designed to prepare the learner for a career as a computer programmer, programmer/analyst, database programmer, database administrator, technical writer, technical support specialist, help desk specialist, web designer, web developer, webmaster, software or software tester. The learner will receive a solid background in the basic concepts of computer programming, web page development, web server application development, management and maintenance of web servers, and electronic commerce concepts. The learner will be exposed to major programming languages, systems analysis and software design, computer operating systems, and Internet services. Hands-on training is provided on three platforms: IBM Mainframe, IBM Midrange, and PC clients and servers. Students successfully completing this degree have the opportunity to apply the degree toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Computer and Information Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Degree Student Learning Outcomes
1. Design and code software applications using a variety of programming languages
2. Utilize and maintain relational databases
3. Use web application development tools
4. Apply current web server technologies
Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester
This credential is part of the Computer Careers department. See the Computer Careers department page for more details