The Computer Programming specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in computer programming. A computer programmer works with a computer analyst and computer engineer to analyze, design, develop, test, implement and maintain computer applications to meet the functional objectives of a business. It is the job of the computer programmer to design and update the software that runs on the computer. A programmer generally works with an analyst to help determine the best way to approach a problem or implement a desired feature for a new version of a software package. A programmer codes the changes and then tests and debugs the software. The Computer Programming specialization emphasizes the more popular computer programming languages used in business today.
The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing and Web Development. Students have the benefit of classroom or online instruction, dedicated laboratory facilities and participation in co-curricular activities. Students in the IT Career Degrees are required to take program courses and related electives in their specialization as well as four IT core courses. In addition, students are required to take general education courses.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Analyze problems with respect to the requirements of the computer and the required results.
- Plan detailed program logic to solve problems and convert the logic to a well-structured applications program using an industry standard language and providing program documentation.
- Demonstrate the ability to use debugging techniques.
- Use mathematical equations in the creation of a computer program.
- Use documentation or a knowledge base to resolve a technical challenge in an identified computing scenario.
|DPR 100||Introduction to Information Technology||3|
|NET 110||Network Communications||3|
|DPR 101||Introduction to Computer Science||3|
|ENG 100||English Composition I||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|DPR 110||Introduction to C++||3|
|IMM 120||Web Page Design and Development||3|
|DPR 104||Introduction to Java Programming||3|
|ENG 112||English Composition II: Writing About Literature||3|
|DPR 210||Object Oriented C++||3|
|DPR 204||Intermediate Java Programming||3|
|Any transferable Oral Communication (OC) designated course||3|
|Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU) designated Social Science course||3|
|DPR/IMM/NET Course - select only one||3|
|DPR 212||Data Structures and Algorithms||4|
|Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated Science Elective with a Lab course||3-4|
|DPR/IMM/NET course - select two||6|
|Select from one of the following sequences:|
& MAT 136
and Business Calculus
& MAT 152
& MAT 161
and Calculus II
Program Electives DPR/IMM/NET:
Students are required to complete a total of three (3) Program Electives from DPR/IMM/NET. Recommended DPR/IMM/NET courses to choose from the following options:
|DPR 222||Visual Basic Programming||4|
|DPR 241||Mobile Web Development||3|
|IMM 110||Multimedia Graphics & Design||3|
|IMM 201||Audio and Video for Multimedia||3|
|NET 115||Microsoft Windows 10||4|
|NET 116||Microsoft Server 2016: Installation and Storage||4|
|NET 117||NET 117: Microsoft Server: Networking||4|
|NET 230||Network Operating Systems Concepts||4|
|NET 231||Network Systems Administration||4|
|NET 232||Network Design and Implementation||4|
The Computer Science faculty suggest seeing an advisor when selecting elective courses to ensure alignment with career goals.