IT – Computer Programming and Development

The Computer Programming Curriculum prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers and related positions through study and applications
in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management, and business operations.

Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in programming and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve.

Graduates should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as programmers, programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, computer operators, systems technicians, or database specialists.

Unique Aspects

Employers are placing an emphasis on newer developer tools such as Visual Studio and C#. Additionally, employers seek people familiar with extracting data from databases using SQL and PHP as tools.

Students learn a variety of programming languages:

  • Visual Basic
  • C#
  • C++
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Python

We offer a concentration in Database Programming, a skill set in demand by local employers. Also offered is a concentration in Mobile Application Programming.

Contact Information

Diane Innes, Department Chair, Computer Programming Coordinator
158 Little Hall
(910) 695-3798
innesd@sandhills.edu