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2010 - 2011 General Catalog



Associate of Applied Science in Information Programmer-Analyst

The Programmer Analyst program focuses on programming techniques for software applications. The program prepares individuals to function as entry level programs in a team environment, and includes instruction in a variety of programming languages on programming logic, writing and executing code to create and troubleshoot software applications, data structures and computer architecture.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Information Programmer-Analyst will have demonstrated:

  1. clarity in verbal and written communication to accurately convey technical information and to critically read and interpret technical literature;
  2. the ability to critically analyze the use of mainframe computers in conjunction with web and server applications;
  3. working knowledge by learning relevant computer languages to enabling graduates to critically analyze and react to new developments in their field;
  4. the utilization of mathematics to collect, analyze and interpret technical data collected through investigation and experimentation; and
  5. an application of computer web server and programming applications to gain hands-on experience.

Required courses for Associate of Applied Science in Information Programmer-Analyst:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 102: Problem Solving and Programming Techniques 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
PHSC 105: Elemental Physics 3
Second Semester Hours
CIS 115: Software Applications 3
CIS 117: Introduction to Visual Basic 3
CWD 130: Web Design I 3
  Humanities Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIS 209: Advanced MS Access 3
CIS 217: Visual Basic II 3
CIT 150: Introduction to Java Programming 3
CIT 160: COBOL Programming I 3
CWD 150: Web Scripting I 3
Fourth Semester Hours
CIT 161: COBOL Programming II 3
CIT 235: Web Application Development 3
CIT 270: Relational Database Coding 3
CIT 299: Programmer-Analyst Internship 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
Total credit hours 60

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to earn a credential.

All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations. Students must assume final responsibility for being acquainted with College policies. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation.

Students pursuing associate degrees, academic certificates or technical competency areas at BPCC must declare their intent to do so. Curricular requirements become effective at the date of the declaration of the academic major and do not date from the point of original enrollment in the College. If the student resigns or does not enroll for one semester, the student would have to meet the requirements of a new curriculum.

The student is responsible with all the requirements of the degree program and should consult with his/her academic advisor when necessary. Each student assumes the responsibility for scheduling courses which are applicable to degrees and for taking courses in proper sequence to ensure the orderly progression of work.