Computer Programming

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Diploma, Certificate
  • Certificates -  ASP.Net, JAVA Programming
  • AAS Day Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • AAS Evening Program: 8 semesters, including 2 summer terms
  • Diploma Day Program: 5 semesters
  • Diploma Evening Program: 5 semesters
  • Admission Cycle: Every semester

Career Description

Computer programming involves the planning, writing, testing, and maintenance of instructions that cause a computer to perform tasks. Computers have become such an integral part of our society that most jobs necessitate some interaction with a computer through the use of applications which computer programmers code with a programming language.

Careers Available

Computer programmer, computer developer, programmer/analyst, programmer/engineer, systems analyst.

Entry-Level Salary

$35,000 – $55,000/yr. Depends on skills, education, experience, and geographic location.

Course of Study

Course work includes logic, networking, database, operating systems, security, business principles, as well as systems analysis and design. Students are required to take two semesters of two different programming languages and complete a programming project.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Keyboarding skills, beginning computer applications.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Good analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to focus on attention to detail, good mathematical skills, outstanding reading and comprehension skills and willingness to work at a problem until it is solved.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Computer Programming Program, contact Sam Dorsett, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7171 or sdorsett@forsythtech.edu.