Computer Programming and Database Development

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Computer Programming and Database Development degree is to prepare students for computer programming positions through instruction of in-depth programming skills in two different programming languages, so that the variety of computer platforms and languages available allow students diversification to meet their personal and career interests.

ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM:

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGLISH * 3
COMMUNICATION * 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
LABORATORY SCIENCE * 4
BUS 120
or
BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 
or
3
MATH 115 COLLEGE ALGEBRA  4
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMPSC 124 EVENT-DRIVEN PROGRAMMING IN VISUAL BASIC  3
CMPSC 115
or
CS I: ESSENTIALS OF PROGRAMMING 
or
3
CMPSC 125 CS I: PROGRAMMING IN C++  3
CMPSC 140 INTRODUCTION TO RELATIONAL DATABASES  3
CMPSC 200 C# PROGRAMMING  3
CMPSC 135
or
CS II: PROGRAMMING IN JAVA 
or
3
CMPSC 212 CS II: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING IN C ++  3
CMPSC 224 ADVANCED VISUAL BASIC  3
CMPSC 237 MOBILE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING  3
CMPSC 245 STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE  3
CMPSC 249 UNIX  3
CMPSC 265 DATABASE ADMINISTRATION  3
CMPSC 270 STRUCTURED SYSTEM ANALYSIS  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVES ** 9

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Electives may come from any of the computer areas: CMPSC, CMGEN, CMWEB, CMNET or CMCIS.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1BUS 120 or MATH 115; CMPSC 115 or CMPSC 125; CMPSC 249; English; Approved Elective
Spring Semester 1Communication; CMPSC 140; CMPSC 135 or CMPSC 212; CMPSC 124; Laboratory Science
Fall Semester 2CMPSC 245; CMPSC 224; Social Science; CMPSC 237; Approved Elective
Spring Semester 2CMPSC 200; CMPSC 265; CMPSC 270; Approved Elective; Humanities

Program Contact Information

Business and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309)694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Information Technology

Career Pathway:
Programming and Software Development