Programming A.S.

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Programming A.S.

Department: Computer Science – Computer Programming

Total Credit Hours: 64-65 credits

What is Computer Programming?

Computer programmers determine the types of information and data needed to produce the computer results expected by an organization's decision-makers and decide how to analyze and process information and summarize results in printed reports or graphic displays. They determine what programming language to use to write programs that satisfy an organization's needs.

Occupation Overview

Computer programmers write the detailed instructions (programs and software) that list in a logical order the steps the computer must follow to organize data to solve a problem. Programmers determine how to capture and enter information needed and summarize computer results in reports and displays. 

The trend for many positions has been the requirement of a bachelor's degree. If a student wants to transfer courses, this degree should be pursued. 

Salary Outlook

The average starting salary for programmers is about $50,000 per year with a bachelor’s degree. The hourly mean wage for computer programmers in Missouri is $38.37. Established computer programmers generally earn an average of $79,810 per year.

Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $130,360.

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

$130K
Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $130,360.

Required Courses

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete specific program requirements as listed below.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (37-38 credits)
Mathematics MAT 175 Introductory Statistics 3
MAT 180 Calculus & Analytical Geometry I 5
MAT 230 Calc & Analytical Geometry II 5
MAT 240 Calc & Analytical Geometry III 5
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Social Science HIS 101 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIS 102 U.S. History Since 1877
HIS 115 U.S. History Since 1945
HIS 270 History of Missouri
POL 101 American Government
POL 102 State and Local Government
Natural Science Any BIO Any BIOLOGY Course 4-5
Any CHM Any CHEMISTRY Course
Any PHY Any PHYSICAL SCIENCE Course
Humanities CPT 105 Ethics in Technology 3
Core Course Requirements (27 credits)
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT 135 Python Programming 3
CPT 165 Computer Programming Logic 3
CPT 200 System Analysis and Design 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Choose courses in Major for Transfer Institution 15

Total Required Hours: 64-65 credits

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

Suggested Schedule Planning

CourseTitleCredits
Fall Semester (17 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 180 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT 165 Computer Programming Logic 3
CPT 135 Python Programming 3
Spring Semester (17 credits)
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 230 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5
HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 
HIS 270 or History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 State and Local Government
CPT/CPC/CPM Choose courses in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Choose courses in Major for Transfer Institution 3
Fall Semester (17 credits)
MAT 240 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 5
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Humanities Choose one from the general education humanities courses 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Choose courses in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Choose courses in Major for Transfer Institution 3
Spring Semester (13-14 credits)
MAT 175 Introductory Statistics 3
Any BIO or Any Biology Course  4-5
Any CHM or Any Chemistry Course 
Any PHY  Any Physical Science Course
CPT 200 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Choose courses in Major for Transfer Institution 3

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 64-65 credits

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

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