Field of Study: Computer Programming
Programs in computer programming prepare people to write and design computer software.
Computer programming programs include topics such as:
- Software design
- Low- and high-level programming languages
- Program writing
- Program customization
- Prototype testing
- Operating systems and networks
In computer programming programs, students maybe able to specialize in:
- Vendor/product certifications
- Media applications
- Other specific applications
Many career and technical schools offer certificate programs in computer programming. Most community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs in computer programming. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.
Several colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in computer programming. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.