The Computer Programming degree program at Pine Technical & Community College offers students the option of selecting an emphases in computer programming, web development, or mobile app development.
The program includes instruction in software design, low and high-level programming languages and program writing, program customization, prototype testing, troubleshooting, related aspects of operating systems and networks.
Graduates will be able to design and code production software applications, analyze complex organizational problems and create design specifications to address these problems, and graduates will learn how to program industry standard database management systems to support their applications.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for computer programmers was $77,550 in 2014, and growth in the field is projected to continue.
Graduates find excellent opportunities as computer programmers in business, manufacturing, government and education. Computer Programmer jobs for all types of computer systems are found throughout the country, with opportunities for above average salaries and rapid advancement.
Job titles may include: Programmer, Database Project Specialist, Applications Programmer, Technical Programmer, Software Developer and Junior Programmer-Analyst.
Many programmers work for software publishers, manufacturers of computers and related electronic equipment, financial institutions, insurance providers and some are self-employed.