Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Partially online
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program provides the programming skills needed in computer application development, database management, computer systems and data communications. Students learn to design, write, code, document and implement computer programs for various computer platforms. They learn at least one operating system, one command-level language, one database management system and other high-level programming languages. The program prepares students to design and develop computer software systems as well as design information management systems. It includes the study of languages, software design, information flow and processing. Students study the design of mathematical and simulation models and large-scale programs used for processing and retrieving information.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead 56560

Labor Market Information

  • Applications Software Developers
  • Median wage:$43.87/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Computer Programmers
  • Median wage:$35.84/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Web Developers
  • Median wage:$30.56/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • College Computer Science Teachers
  • Median wage:$68,078/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529