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Computer Programming


Associate of Applied Business in Computer Programming

The Computer Programming degree curriculum prepares you to enter the information technology profession as an entry-level computer programming professional. You will learn by doing; hands-on experience is emphasized in reality-based and project-based learning situations. You will work in modern labs with faculty present to assist and answer questions.

You will write software application programs in Visual Basic.Net and C++.  Web page applications will be developed in HTML, CSS3 and JavaScript, while SQL and Oracle PL/SQL will be used for relational database management applications.  In other courses, you will gain experience in client server concepts, operating systems, computer hardware and architecture and networking applications.

To be successful in Computer Programming, you must possess good problem solving skills, basic math skills and the ability to follow verbal and written directions.  A willingness to work hard, patience, persistence and attention to detail are keys to success in computer programming, and will lead to opportunities for life.

Due to the sequencing of the courses in the Computer Programming curriculum, if you wish to complete the degree in four consecutive semesters (excluding summer), you must begin autumn semester. However, you may enter the Computer Programming program at the start of any semester with the understanding that completion of the degree will take longer than two years.

It is possible to obtain two degrees, Computer Programming and Network Systems, in three years at Hocking College. If you wish to pursue both degrees, you must start autumn semester with Computer Programming and then complete the Network Systems course work in semesters four, five and six. It will take more than three years to complete both degrees if you begin your studies out of sequence. It is essential that you work with your faculty advisor in order to stay on track with your course requirements.

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Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Computer Programming:

  • Analyze a problem and develop a logical plan for a solution;
  • Develop, test, debug and implement a software application to perform a specific task;
  • Write appropriate documentation for security protocols in a network environment;
  • Utilize current communication and security protocols in a network environment;
  • Perform common and administrative tasks on multiple operating platforms;
  • Identify and utilize resources for continuous professional growth and development;
  • Exhibit professional work ethic and professional conduct; and,
  • Interact effectively in both technical and non-technical environments.



Associate of Applied Business in Computer Programming

Course of Study

For students entering May 2013

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CS-1101Programming Logic1.006.003.00$60.00
NET-1100Web Page Design1.006.003.00$90.00
NET-1120Computer Hardware & Op Systems1.006.003.00$125.00
MICS-1141Introduction to Word & Excel0.003.001.00$60.00
ENGL-1122English Composition I3.000.003.00$40.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$40.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CS-1110Programming in Visual Basic1.006.003.00$60.00
MICS-1142Microsoft Access2.003.003.00$90.00
NET-1110Networking Basics Discovery I1.003.002.00$110.00
ENGL-1152Research Skills1.000.001.00$15.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
NET-2201Network Applications (SL/CR)$130.00
CS-2210Introduction to C++$90.00
CS-2250Server-Side Scripting (Capstone)$70.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
MICS-1126Microsoft Office-Presentation1.000.001.00$20.00
***Social Science/Psychology Elective0.000.003.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CS-2211Advanced C++$60.00
CS-2214IT Project Management (Capstone)$90.00
CS-2240Database Management & Applications2.006.004.00$100.00
ENGL-1104Job Search Techniques1.000.001.00$15.00
HUM-2200Introduction to World Literature3.000.003.00$20.00
ORHUM-2203Introduction to Ethics3.000.003.00$15.00
***Natural Science Elective0.000.003.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Computer Programming program are eligible for employment as entry-level programmers and computer operators in large or small companies. Typical entry level job titles include data entry operator, computer operator, programmer and programmer analyst. Most computer jobs, especially those with large companies, are found in the metropolitan areas, which may require relocation after graduation.

Graduates also have the ability to continue their education at a four-year college or university, usually as a junior through available transfer opportunities.

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