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Computer Program Design

Computer programmers are the builders and problem solvers of the 21st century. With technology integrated into nearly every aspect of daily life, hands-on training in Computer Program Design prepares students for a fast-paced, high-demand career that focuses on design, programming languages, troubleshooting and repair using the latest technology and software.

I chose the Computer Program Design major because I've always loved art and technology. Computer programming allows me to combine the two and bring my ideas to life.

Kate

Program Options

Computer Program Design offers a technical certificate and associate of applied science degree option. Courses are available face-to-face or mostly online. High school seniors and juniors are also eligible to apply to this program.

The technical certificate is a one-year program. Technical certificate graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to identify operational problems and design solutions using programming languages and productivity software.

The associate of applied science (AAS) degree is a two-year program that contains technical and general education courses. AAS graduates will also be able to identify operational problems and design solutions using advanced programming techniques. Additionally, they will be able to troubleshoot, repair, maintain and support computer hardware in accordance with business and industry standards.

Associates Degree Course Requirements Technical Certificate Course Requirements

Career Opportunities

Computer programmers design all program, application, and operating systems software. These three types of software are used by virtually everyone involved with computers. Computer programmers are in high demand, and those with strong skills in C#, Access, SQL, Java, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery and Program Logic and Design, PC Servicing & Troubleshooting, Digital Electronics, Network Concepts and Web Design are earning excellent pay and benefits.

Career opportunities include:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Internet, E-Commerce and Web Page Design
  • Data Processing Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Gaming Industry

Program Faculty

Russell Thrailkill

Computer Program Design Instructor

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Russell began his teaching career at Flint Hills Technical College in 2018. Prior to that, he worked as an Inside Plant Engineer for a telecommunication company. Russell holds an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Program Design & Development degree from FHTC and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Emporia State University.


620-343-4715
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Russell began his teaching career at Flint Hills Technical College in 2018. Prior to that, he worked as an Inside Plant Engineer for a telecommunication company. Russell holds an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Program Design & Development degree from FHTC and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Emporia State University.

Program Information & Resources

Estimated program costs and testing criteria​ are available in the documents below. Visit our admissions page to learn about admissions steps and other helpful information.

Computer Program Design Cost Sheet View Document
Computer Program Design Cost Sheet - Online View Document
Computer Program Design Cost Sheet - High School Students View Document