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Computer Technology, Programming Emphasis - Associate in Applied Science

With the widespread use of computers around the world, there is an ongoing need for skilled computer specialists. The associate degree in Computer Technology - Programming Emphasis prepares students for entry-level positions in a vast number of industries. After completing a year in general computer courses, students choose an emphasis in Programming or Networking.  The Programming emphasis provides skills in a variety of programming languages, such as Visual Basic, Java, PHP, HTML, Mobile Apps, and SQL. Graduates will be equipped to find employment as business-application programmers, database managers, and system analysts. They can also plan, design, and develop programming applications, as well as create and host web applications. These valuable skills enable graduates to work in IT for small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice. 

For more information, contact:

Lou Ann Wehrung (843) 349-5367

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Career Outlook

A computer programmer has the technical knowledge and ability to work as a Help Desk Technician, Database Manager, Information Resource Coordinator, Web Designer, Systems Administrator, and Systems Analyst. Graduates of the A.A.S. in Computer Technology - Programming Emphasis degree program can begin their careers with small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment resources. 

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit www.sctrac.org for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit http://www.hgtc.edu/academics/university_transfer.html or www.sctrac.org or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.

 

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements

A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all CPT and IST-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. 

 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester  - Fall    
CPT 168 Programming Logic & Design 3
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra* 3
PHI 103 Workplace Ethics* 3
  TOTAL 15
Second Semester - Spring    
CPT 176 Micro Operating Systems 3
CPT 187 Object Oriented Logic & Design 3
CPT 270 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3
IST 166 Network Fundamentals 3
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics* 3
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Summer    
CPT 236 Introduction to Java Programming 3
CPT 260 Operating Systems & Web Servers 3
ENG 155 Communications I* 3
IST 226 Internet Programming 3
PSY 103 Human Relations* 3
  TOTAL 15
Fourth Semester  - Fall    
CPT 162 Intro. to Web Page Publishing 3
CPT 163 Intro. to Multimedia for Web Pages 3
CPT 242 Database 3
IST 271 Object Oriented Technologies 3
  Elective** 3
  TOTAL 15
Fifth Semester - Spring    
ENG 160 Technical Communications* 3
CPT 262 Advanced Web Page Publishing 3
CPT 264 Systems and Procedures 3
  Elective or CWE (Choose two)*** 6
  TOTAL 15
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

75

*Students interested in the Transfer & University Parallel Programs should substitute the following courses: MAT 110 College Algebra for MAT 101 Beginning Algebra; PSY 201 General Psychology for PSY 103 Human Relations; ENG 101 English Composition I; SPC 205 Public Speaking for ENG 155 Communications I; ENG 102 English Composition II for ENG 160 Technical Communications; and PHI 110 Ethics for PHI 103 Workplace Ethics.
**Fourth semester elective: ARV 121, CPT 280 or CWE
***Fifth semester electives: CPT 237, CPT 280, IST 236 or CWE