Are you analytical, yet creative, with the ability to convey technical concepts to those who are computer savvy, as well as those who aren’t? If so, you might excel as a Computer Programmer.
The type of work typically done by computer programmers involves developing the code for step-by-step instructions, which tell a computer how to perform a specific task or set of tasks.
In some cases, programmers design original solutions to problems, creating new applications. Other times, they might seek deficiencies in existing programs, developing solutions by updating, modifying and repairing existing software.
Programmers work in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, engineering, government, hospitals and educational institutions.
About the program
After successfully completing the program, students will be qualified to seek an entry-level position as a Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Application Developer, Software Engineer or other related professions in mobile, Web, game or systems development.
Many Delta students transfer to a four-year university and Delta has several university partnerships in place.
Most Computer Programmers work alone but sometimes work with others on large projects. Because writing code can be done anywhere, many programmers telecommute.
For students who transfer and obtain a bachelor’s degree, the average median salary is $77,550.
Demand for Computer Programmers is expected to decline eight percent from 2014-2014. However, many computer programmers work in the computer system design and related services industry, which is expected to grow as a result of increasing demand for new computer software.
The software publishers industry is also expected to grow as the use of software offered over the Internet increases. This new use of software over the Internet should lower costs for firms and allow users more customization.
In addition, new applications will have to be developed for mobile technology and the healthcare industry.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
What students are saying
“The CST program gave me the knowledge that I needed to turn my hobby into a career. The course content taught me the basic concepts needed and the instructors were always willing to go above and beyond to share their experience in the subject.” -- Dan Delano
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