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Computer Technology - Programming

Computer Technology - Programming - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Computer Technology - Programming

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 prepares students for entry-level positions in a vast number of industries. This degree provides skills in a variety of programming languages, such as Python, C#, 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.

  • 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.
  • All CPT and IST courses have a 5-year time limit.

A computer programmer has the technical knowledge and ability to work as a Database Manager, Information Resource Coordinator, and Web Designer. 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 Career Services for more employment resources.


The mission of the Computer Technology department is to enhance the educational opportunities of our students by building a comprehensive and quality technology infrastructure to allow our students to simulate real world experiences.  This environment will be effectively maintained and operated to keep up with rapidly changing technologies and software utilized in the workforce.  This will allow the department to provide prompt, effective, reliable and in-depth education opportunities to our students.


  • Fully build out infrastructure and classrooms to allow for in-person, synchronous, hybrid and online courses.
  • Maintain and update the classrooms and infrastructure as needed to ensure we are providing up to date opportunities for our students.
  • Utilize as much of the infrastructure and classroom technology as possible to enhance student learning and experiences.

Career Pathways

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning, saving you time and money.
Certificates do not apply to this program.
Go to the University Transfer page for more information.

For more information, contact:
Lou Ann Timmons  - (843) 349-5367

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
CPT 168 Programming Logic and Design 3
CPT 278 Computer Software Applications 3
IST 201 CISCO Internetworking Concepts 3
MAT Elective MAT 101, MAT 102, MAT 110 or MAT 120 3
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
CPT 187 Object-Oriented Logic and Design 3
ENG 101 English Communications I 3
ENG 155 Communications I  
IST 190 LINUX Essentials 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Summer    
CPT 230 C# Programming I 3
IST 192 LINUX Network Applications 3
IST 226 Internet Programming 3
GMT 101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
  TOTAL 12
Fourth Semester - Fall    
CPT 162 Intro. to Web Page Publishing 3
CPT 242 Database 3
IST 196 Cloud Storage Fundamentals 3
IST 271 Object-Oriented Technologies 3
PSC 201* American Government 3
PSY 201 General Psychology  
  TOTAL 15
Fifth Semester - Spring    
CPT 240 Internet Programming with Databases 3
CPT 262 Advanced Web Page Publishing 3
CPT 264 Systems and Procedures 3
Choose 2 from list below   6
CPT 231 C# Programming II  
CPT 280 SCWE in Computer Technology "Internship"  
IST 236 Mobile and Wireless Appliances  
  TOTAL 15



*Students transferring to a senior institution are recommended to take PSC 201 at HGTC to satisfy Reach Act requirements. The Reach Act was passed in 2021 by the General Assembly.