Associate of Applied Science Degree: 92 credits
Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter
Students prepare for entry in various careers in the Information Technology industry that require a solid foundation in computer programming. Students design, develop and test client-server applications, practice more advanced database tasks, and bring their learning together in a capstone project or internship at the conclusion of the program. Reinforcement of theory is achieved through lab projects and close instructor contact. General education classes needed for the degree are offered both in person and online.
Students completing the AAS or AAS-T degree requirements may transfer to one of the many local Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) programs in computer science, including the BAS in Application Development at RTC. They also can enroll at City University, DeVry University, and University of Phoenix with junior standing in a variety of business- and computer-related bachelor degree programs.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Develop database-connected programming solutions.
- Develop web applications.
- Write clean code in at least two industry-standard programming languages.
- Apply basic knowledge of data structures and algorithms to programming tasks.
- Work effectively on diverse teams.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.