Programming Specialist Option
Think About It
All the software we now use wouldn’t exist without the work of programming specialists. A programmer “writes” programs – or converts the design of a software program into a logical series of instructions that computers can follow. Recently, programming specialists have also been working in software design and identifying user need.
What can I expect?
As a student in our 18-month option, you will learn the latest techniques in software design, creation, and maintenance. Expect to become fluent in current programming languages and databases.
We teach mobile app development for a variety of devices using jQuery Mobile and Android Studio. While taking programming classes, you’ll also take classes in web design and maintenance, security and system analysis and design among other option-related courses. This option features “learning by doing.” Expect to spend about 80% of your time honing the skills of a programming specialist with hands-on projects. To make sure you have the job experience you’ll need, we also require a 240-hour internship.
According to the US Bureau of Labor, employment of computer programmers is expected to grow much faster than average for occupations through 2018.
This option has a high placement rate, and graduates are reporting great job satisfaction and excellent wages.