2021-2022 College Catalog

Computer Programming Diploma

Computer Programming Diploma (Major Code: CP24)

Program Description

The Computer Programming diploma program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Those interested in a Computer Programming diploma should be highly motivated individuals who are interested in becoming an Information Technology professional. Program graduates will be competent in the technical areas of SQL, XHTML, systems analysis and design, database management, networking concepts, and the programming languages PHP, Visual BASIC, Java, C++, and JavaScript.

Career Information

Occupation

Computer Programmers

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 15% nationally and 13% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $68,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Peter Ejindu

Program Coordinator, Computer Information Systems

Academic Building C2310A

404-225-4538

pejindu@atlantatech.edu

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 4 Terms
Credit Hours: 56
Estimated Program Cost: $10,268

Course Outline

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

Occupational Courses (28 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar

3

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1220Structured Query Language (SQL)

4

CIST 1305Program Design and Development

3

CIST 1510Web Development I

3

CIST 2921IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management

4

CIST XXXXCIS Electives

4

Program Language Courses (Required 20 semester hours with at least two Tier II courses)

Tier I Programming Courses

CIST 2311Visual Basic I

4

CIST 2341C# Programming I

4

CIST 2351PHP Programming I

4

CIST 2361C++ Programming I

4

CIST 2371Java Programming I

4

CIST 2381Mobile Application Development

4

CIST 2580Interactive and Social Apps Integration

4

CIST 2570Open Source Web Application Programming I

4

CIST 2742Beginning Python Programming

4

Tier II Programming Courses Select two of the following (8 Credits)

CIST 2312Visual Basic II

4

CIST 2313Visual Basic III

4

CIST 2342C# Programming II

4

CIST 2343C# Programming III

4

CIST 2352PHP Programming II

4

CIST 2362C++ Programming II

4

CIST 2372Java Programming II

4

CIST 2373Java Programming III

4

CIST 2383User Experience

4

CIST 2385Android Mobile Programming

4

CIST 2386iOS Mobile Programming

4

CIST 2388Cross-Platform Mobile Programming

4

CIST 2571Open Source Web Application Programming II

4

Total Credit Hours: 56

Program Outcomes

1. Graduate will have the ability to assure quality of work through development and implementation of quality assurance procedures and standards.
2. Graduate will have knowledge of programming requirements.
3. Graduate will have a good understanding of object oriented programming and programming principles.
4. Graduate will have an understanding of programming language.
5. Graduate will have the ability to prioritize tasks and work cooperative within a team.
6. Graduate will have highly developed written and verbal and online communication skills.
6. Graduate will have good judgment, critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.