Isothermal Community College

Business Sciences

Computer Programming

Program Description

The Computer Programming curriculum prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management, and business operations. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in programming and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve.

Program Outlines

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of programming concepts and techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role selected programming languages have related to other industry tools and technologies
  • Develop programs using selected programming languages
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of selected programming languages syntax and structure
  • Utilize industry related programming tools and techniques to develop highly sophisticated programs

What fields or jobs are available for Computer Programming majors?

  • Applications programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Software developer/engineer
  • Systems Architect
  • Systems programmer
  • Web-based Analytics

Who employs Computer Programming majors?

  • Banking and other financial industries
  • Education
  • Government (national, state, and local)
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional services (real estate, legal, engineering)
  • Telecommunications

Skills or traits of a Computer Programming Professional:

  • Ability to effectively relate programming concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff
  • Ability to manage multiple diverse tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and conflict management skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of operating systems and security protocols, programming languages and implementation
  • Solid leadership qualities
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills

Where do I find more information?

  • Learning Support and Retention Counselor – 828-395-1436
    • Assess your interest and abilities
  • Business Sciences Department – 828-395-1670
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  • Also, check out related books in the Isothermal library