Academics

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.

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 115COLLEGE ALGEBRA 4
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMPSC 124EVENT-DRIVEN PROGRAMMING IN VISUAL BASIC 3
CMPSC 115
or
CS I: ESSENTIALS OF PROGRAMMING 
or
3
CMPSC 125CS I: PROGRAMMING IN C++ 3
CMPSC 140INTRODUCTION TO RELATIONAL DATABASES 3
CMPSC 200C# PROGRAMMING 3
CMPSC 135
or
CS II: PROGRAMMING IN JAVA 
or
3
CMPSC 212CS II: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING IN C ++ 3
CMPSC 224ADVANCED VISUAL BASIC 3
CMPSC 237MOBILE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING 3
CMPSC 245STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE 3
CMPSC 249UNIX 3
CMPSC 265DATABASE ADMINISTRATION 3
CMPSC 270STRUCTURED 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, Legal, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309)694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Information Technology

Career Pathway:
Programming and Software Development


Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Information Technology
Pathway: Programming and Software Development
ICC Pathway: Computer Programming & Software Development

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

College Algebra (MATH 115) | Communication | English | Humanities | Lab Science | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Computer Programmers | Career Information Software Developers | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Computer Programming & Database Development (certificate) (36 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Computer Programmers $18-33/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer Programming & Database Development(61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Industry Credentials

Computer Programmers$18-33/hr

OR

Certificate of Completion

Computer Programming & Database Development(36 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Industry Credentials

Computer Programmers$18-33/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Secure Software Development(61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CSSLP

Industry Credentials

Software Developers$23-42/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

Computer Science at Bradley University and ISU.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements