Computer Programming: Diploma Coursework Summary

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Earn a Career Diploma in Computer Programming to begin your career as a software developer, web designer, or computer support technician. While earning this diploma, you'll have the opportunity to take classes in object-oriented programming languages, Unix and Linux operating systems, and telecommunications networking. Read on to find out more about this diploma program.
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Why Earn a Diploma in Computer Programming?

Job seekers who earn a career diploma generally have more marketable skills with which to impress employers. Since many employers have minimum education requirements or preferences for their job openings, a Computer Programming Diploma would satisfy such a preference. In addition, by earning a Diploma in Computer Programming, students are also qualified to obtain computer certifications that will make the job seeker even more valuable to employers.

Career Possibilities

Computer Programming Occupational Outlook and Demand

While jobs are still to be found for those with the knowledge and experience, the occupation of computer programming now faces more intense competition for jobs than in other IT occupations. Code-writing software programs have eliminated many prior needs for professionals trained in computer programming. An increase number of these jobs have also been outsourced to other countries in recent years.

Computer Programming Salary Information

The average salary for computer programmers, according to www.bls.gov, was approximately $62,890 per year in 2004.

Degree Specifics

Computer Programming Coursework Requirements

The student in pursuit of a Computer Programming Diploma will be required to complete networking and programming courses. Specific courses required may include the following possibilities:

  • Router Configuration
  • VOIP Networking
  • C Language Programming
  • Data Communications Networking
  • Java Programming

Computer Programming Skills Learned

To succeed in a Computer Programming Diploma program, the student must have decision-making and problem-solving skills. Additionally, the student must be able to:

  • Design and manage databases for use in a multi-user environment
  • Develop web site designs for e-commerce businesses
  • Develop software for server, web, and client applications

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    1. Georgetown University

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      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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    2. Purdue University Global

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    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
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      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
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      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in IT - IT Management
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      • AAS in Information Technology - Multiplatform Software Development
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    3. Trident University

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      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
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    4. Northcentral University

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      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
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    5. Saint Leo University

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      • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
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      • BS: Computer Science
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    6. Full Sail University

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      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
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      • Bachelor of Science - Software Development
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    7. Colorado State University Global

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      • Master - Information Technology Management
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    8. Florida Tech

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    Master's
      • MS in Information Technology
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      • BS in Computer Information Systems
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      • AS in Computer Information Systems
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    9. Colorado Christian University

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    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
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      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
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      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
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    10. Herzing University

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    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
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    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Software Development With No Declared Minor or Concentration
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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Purdue University Global

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  • BS in Information Technology/Multiplatform Software Development
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Trident University

  • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
  • Information Technology Management (BSITM)

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Northcentral University

  • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science

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Saint Leo University

  • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
  • MS: Cybersecurity
  • BS: Computer Science
  • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance

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Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • Master of Science - Mobile Gaming
  • Bachelor of Science - Software Development
  • BS - Mobile Development (Campus)

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Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

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Florida Tech

  • MS in Information Technology
  • BS in Computer Information Systems
  • AS in Computer Information Systems

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