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Computer Programming

What is computer programming?

Computer programmers use programming languages, such as Java and C++, to create software that runs on a computer or mobile device. Everything that people interact with on a daily basis on their computers or mobile devices were created by computer programmers. With the increase of computer chips in more devices, computer programmers will become increasingly necessary to create and make everyday work more convenient.

At Metropolitan Community College, students in Computer Programming learn computer and technology language, along with other important information technology skills and knowledge. IT is a critical role in many work industries.

is it for you?

Individuals interested in computer programming should be curious, able to think logically, and have strong problem-solving skills. Good communication skills and the ability to work on a team are also assets, because troubleshooting and working together are a large part of what computer programmers do.

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, application software developer jobs are projected to grow 31% in the next 10 years. Systems software developer jobs are projected to grow 11 percent in the next 10 years.

Program Descriptions

Associate in applied science Degree

  • Information Technology Computer Programming (ITDWO) - This degree option provides students with a strong foundation in program design, Web programming and design and database processing that is needed in today’s business world. Students gain experience in databases, Web Design, and programming languages.

Associate in science degree

  • Computer Technology Transfer - Computer Science (CTSAS) - This degree provides students with the dual option of seeking entry-level programming positions and/or continuing their studies at a four-year institution. Currently, Bellevue University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha accept this degree. Areas of emphasis include Logic C, C++, VB, and Java.

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