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    Palo Alto College
   
 
  Dec 06, 2019
 
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

Computer Programmer A.A.S.


This degree plan helps prepare the student for an entry level position in programming computers. Entry-level Computer programmers can update, repair, modify, and expand existing programs, and progress to perform analysis, design, and development of new programs. The programmer converts a computer-solution design - or design change - into a logical series of instructions that the computer can follow. The programmer codes these instructions in any of a number of programming languages (such as C++ and Python), depending on the need.

With this award, you may seek jobs such as:

Computer Programmers

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Total Credit Hours Required: 60


Semester IV


Semester V


Milestone Course(s)


*** denotes Milestone course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program.

Additional Program Informaton


This degree plan helps prepare the student for an entry level position in programming computers. Entry-level Computer programmers can update, repair, modify, and expand existing programs, and progress to perform analysis, design, and development of new programs. The programmer converts a computer-solution design - or design change - into a logical series of instructions that the computer can follow. The programmer codes these instructions in any of a number of programming languages (such as C++ and Python), depending on the need. This degree plan includes study of software program design and structured programming techniques, since programmers have begun to assume some of the responsibilities that were once performed only by software engineers: some computer programmers now assist software engineers in identifying user needs and designing certain parts of computer programs, as well as other functions. This field continues to evolve quickly, reflecting changes in technology and new areas of specialization, as well as the changing practices of employers.

The included Capstone Internship is a work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

Note: The COSC series of Programming courses included below are part of the Computer Science Field of Study Curriculum, and may also be applied toward a four-year institution’s bachelor’s degree.

NOTES:


# Course not taught at Palo Alto College
* Capstone Course
CIP Code: 11.0101
Major Code: CTRN