Associate of Applied Science
Students with skills in computer science are in high demand to design and develop business information systems. Students in this program acquire skills in programming, systems analysis, and design. Instruction in multiple programming languages provides students with diverse, flexible, and employable skill sets in a variety of businesses and industries in positions such as programmers, developers, and systems analysts.
- The average annual wage for Computer Programmers is $72,000.
- Employment for Computer Programmers is expected to decrease slightly by about 4 percent through 2016 because of developments in packaged software, advances in programming and tools, and outsourcing.
- Employers will continue to need local Programmers, especially those who have strong technical skills.
- The best job prospects require a Bachelor degree and experience with a variety of programming languages and tools.
- Programmers work in many areas—computer systems design, financial and educational institutions, insurance companies, government agencies, and more.