Business Computer Programming: Career Diploma Description

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Earning a diploma in business computer programming will help you in obtaining an entry-level position as a jr. programmer, systems analyst or programmer analyst. Read the following article to find out more.
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What is a Business Computer Programming Diploma?

A business computer programming diploma will give students the skills they will need to obtain an entry-level position in computer industry. They may assume positions such as jr. programmer, programmer aide or programmer analyst. They will learn a variety of skills applicable to the industry of computer programming.

Required Courses:

This diploma program will be of interest to anyone wishing to break into the computer programming industry. Basic courses required include:

  • The Internet
  • Computer programming for business
  • Systems and technology in business
  • Project managment
  • C++, HTML, Visual Basic, Java
  • Program logic
  • System design and analysis

Skills Obtained:

The skills obtained in earning a business computer programming diploma will help students find employment in many fields where computers are needed for daily business operations. Students will learn how to create programs that can be tailored to an individual company's interests and needs as well as create security software that will protect trade secrets and employee information. Specific skills acquired may include the following:

  • Computer skills
  • Programming skills
  • Ability to test a computer program
  • Program design skills
  • Coding skills
  • Program maintenance skills
  • Database skills

Career Related Information

Reasons to Earn a Business Computer Programming Diploma:

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, businesses that wish to upgrade their databases, make their network more secure, or who want to upgrade their current network will require knowledgeable computer programmers who understand the needs of business.

Salary Information:

Those who have a business computer programming diploma can expect to earn between $47,000 and $80,000 annually.

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Business Computer Programming Field:

The outlook and growth of this field may slow down a bit due to outsourcing and budget constraints that some companies will face. But there are enough jobs for those who specialize in computer languages and operating systems. There is also a need for those who want to manage a team of computer programmers within a company (additional education and/or experience may be required).

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