Computer Programming & Information Technology (AOS)
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree Program
Computer Information Systems support essential functions of almost all organizations in the world. These systems demand a focus on the structure and components of computers, the theory which underlies their operation, and their applications. To support systems, professionally trained programmers and network engineers serve in wide areas of business, at all levels of government, the private sector, and in public and social services establishments.
Our Computer Programming and Information Technology Associate Degree Programs are intended to enable individuals with little or no computer knowledge to become business application programmers and/or programmer-analysts. Our students are provided specialized training in all aspects of Web Development with ASP.NET, Visual Communications, and Graphics.
The program provides a comprehensive education, covering many aspects of computer science including computer architecture, advanced programming techniques, database management, and design and development of Internet applications using ASP.NET. The curriculum is rounded off with carefully selected courses in liberal arts and science that enhance the students’ educational experience making them ready for the challenges of new technology.
Computer Programming & Information Technology Learning Options
On-Campus or Remote
There are 2 different ways you can complete your Computer Programming and Information Technology degree.
First, choose what campus is ideal – Brooklyn or Manhattan. Attend your classes in one of our comfortable & beautiful campuses.
Next, if you live within the state of New York, but aren’t close enough to commute, you can still complete this program remotely!
What is remote learning?
Unlike classes that are 100% online, which you take at your own pace, remote learning classes are still held at a specific time. However, you have the ability to log in via your computer. Log in from anywhere — including international opportunities — and still get the benefit from live instruction and Q&A with a professor.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Collaborate with Business Analysts and/or users to develop, prioritize, and estimate the requirements for software implementation.
- Prepare detailed workﬂow charts and diagrams that describe input, output and logical operation, and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a variety of industry-standard computer languages.
- Design, develop, document, test and debug software and systems using logical and mathematical solutions.
- Design, develop, document, test and debug basic web-based programs and basic database applications.
- Compile and write documentation during the software development cycle.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ occupational employment projections from 2010 to 2020, Computer Programmers, Software Developers and Graphic Designers are the fast-growing occupations. Graduates can find careers as coding engineers computer programmers, front-end and back-end developers, webmasters, desktop publishers, visual image developers and many other tech-industry positions.
The primary focus of the program is to prepare students for successful employment in the field of computer programming and information technology. However, the program also provides a solid foundation to make the transition to a baccalaureate degree program in Computer Science or Information Management Systems.
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