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Computer Programming

As a student in M State's Computer Programming AAS degree program, you'll learn the programming skills to design and develop computer software and information management systems. Students design, write, code, document and implement computer programs for a variety of computer platforms.

Students in the 60-credit program, available on our Moorhead campus and through eCampus, learn at least one operating system, one command-level language, one database management system and other high-level programming languages.

 

Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Professional skills required of a programmer,including presentation skills, utilization of research for problem solving, how to work both independently and in a team, accountability and meeting deadlines
  • Analysis of business problems and preparation of program definitions for computerized solutions
  • Creation, documentation and implementation of computerized solutions using a variety of languages
  • Application of testing and debugging methods to assure quality and workability of finished programs
  • Solution of problems using mathematical and scientific techniques

 

Why M State

  • Exceptional educational value
  • Flexible class scheduling
  • Faculty committed to student success
  • Academic industry partners ensure students are learning skills needed by employers
  • Courses align with vendor certifications
  • Opportunities to participate in collegiate competitions
 

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Computer Programming Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: eCampus, Moorhead

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Meet the faculty

Deb Flaskerud
Instructor
eCampus
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Dave Hjalmquist
Computer Programming Instructor
Moorhead, eCampus
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Computer Programmer regional wage

Computer Programmer regional wage
data source: Career Coach

 

Career opportunities

Graduates will find career opportunities as: IT support specialist (help desk), application support specialist, customer support specialist, health information technology, network administration, network technician, telecommunications technician, server administration, web administration, web developer, web master, computer programmer, mobile app developer, and cyber security.

Description: Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

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All career data is set to your current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Moorhead

data source: Career Coach


data source: Career Coach

 

Computer Programmer employment

351 Employed in your area

23 Estimated annual job openings

42 Approaching retirement age

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Computer Programmers in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.


Age Group # of Workers % of Workers*
under 25 24 7%
25-34 103 29%
35-44 106 30%
45-54 76 22%
55-64 36 10%
65+ 6 2%

* Based on county-level occupational demographics

data source: Career Coach

 

Required computer programming courses

  • Introduction to Programming and Scripting
  • Microcomputer Databases
  • Visual Basic Program I
  • COBOL Programming
  • RPG Programming
  • Web Engineering I
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Structured Query Language
  • Database Integration
  • Java Programming
  • Informatics
  • Computer Science I
  • College Writing
 

Learn more

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· Call 877.450.3322

Last modified: July 28th, 2015 at 12:13pm