Computer Program Design and Development

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 and Development prepares students for a fast-paced, high-demand career that focuses on design, programming languages, troubleshooting and repair using the latest technology and software.

Program Options

Computer Program Design and Development offers an associate of applied science degree option. High school seniors and juniors are also eligible to apply to this program.

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year program that contains technical and general education courses. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to identify operational problems and design solutions using programming languages and productivity software. Graduates will also be able to troubleshoot, repair, maintain and support computer hardware in accordance with business and industry standards.

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#, Visual Basic, Access, SQL, Java, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery and Program Logic and Design, PC Servicing & Troubleshooting, Digital Electronics, Network Concepts, Game Design, 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

Russell Thrailkill

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.

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