Computer Programming

Associate Degree Program | 62-63 Credits

Computer Programmers take the vision of software developers and engineers and turn it into instructions that computers can follow. Also called software application developers, these IT professionals also test new applications and programs and rewrite code to fix or enhance performance. 

 At Southeast Tech, you will learn a variety of programming languages, including:  

  • HTML  
  • JavaScript  
  • PHP  
  • CSS  
  • C#  
  • MySQL 

Your career can start in just two years. An associate degree in Computer Programming from Southeast Tech gives you the skills to create software programs for business users and other professionals. Your degree will launch a career where you will:  

  • Collaborate with software developers  
  • Update existing programs  
  • Debug code  
  • Use code libraries 
  • Write new programs

Salaries for Computer Programmers

$84,280

The median annual wage for computer programmers in 2018 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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What is the value of a Computer Programmer?  

Today’s businesses need applications that help them stay competitive and efficient. Do you like problem-solving using computers? Do you enjoy team environments with the goal of improving a system? As a computer programmer, you will work on applications for the desktop, local area network (LAN), internet, or a combination of all three platforms.

Why Study Computer Programming at Southeast Tech  

During your programming training in Sioux Falls, you will learn integrated development environment (IDE) applications such as Visual Studio, Dreamweaver and Websphere; use relational databases; become proficient at object oriented programming concepts; and learn database management systems (DBMS), including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access and MySQL. Your Associate of Applied Science degree also helps you:  

Demonstrate Professionalism / Communication
Working with STI’s faculty, you will gain confidence in researching and giving presentations, using appropriate computer terminology and exhibiting ethical behavior.  

Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills
You will demonstrate troubleshooting skills necessary to solve a problem using computer programs as well as the ability to work independently or as a team member.  

Take Advantage of Tailored Learning
An associate degree in Computer Programming can be obtained through STI’s online program. A part-time option is also available online. 

What can you do with your STI degree? 

Computer programmers find careers in a wide range of industries, including education, manufacturing, software publishing, finance and insurance and computer system design. 

Explore classes  

Southeast Tech’s program curriculum for Computer Programming totals more than 60 credits, including classes in C# Programming, Advanced Object Oriented Programming, Introduction to Databases, and Advanced Application Development 

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Cost  

Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $248 per credit hour, plus applicable fees. 

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Faculty

Cindy Roller

Instructor
CIS Programming
Technology Center 202

Roger Morris

Instructor
CIS Programming
Technology Center 202

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