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Associate of Applied Science in Information Programmer-Analyst

The Programmer-Analyst program focuses on programming techniques for software applications. The program prepares individuals to function as entry level programs in a team environment, and includes instruction in a variety of programming languages on programming logic, writing and executing code to create and troubleshoot software applications, data structures and computer architecture.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Information Programmer-Analyst will have demonstrated:

  1. clarity in verbal and written communication to accurately convey technical information and to critically read and interpret technical literature;
  2. the ability to critically analyze the use of mainframe computers in conjunction with web and server applications;
  3. working knowledge by learning relevant computer languages to enabling graduates to critically analyze and react to new developments in their field;
  4. the utilization of mathematics to collect, analyze and interpret technical data collected through investigation and experimentation; and
  5. an application of computer web server and programming applications to gain hands-on experience.

Required courses for Associate of Applied Science in Information Programmer-Analyst:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIT 102: Problem Solving and Programming Techniques 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students **** 3
or MATH 102: College Algebra ****
  Science Elective * 3
Second Semester Hours
CIT 130: Web Design I 3
CIT 150: Introduction to Java Programming 3
  Programming Elective ** 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIT 242: Computer Architecture 3
CIT 243: Data Structures 3
CIT 149: Web Scripting I 3
  Programming Elective ** 3
  CIT Elective *** 3
Fourth Semester Hours
CIT 151: Advanced Java Programming 3
CIT 230: HTML5/CSS3 3
CIT 270: Relational Database Coding 3
CIT 299: Programmer-Analyst Internship 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
Total credit hours 60
* Science Electives: CHEM 101, CHEM 107, PHSC 105, PHSC 106, PHSC 107, PHSC 110, PHSC 111, PHYS 201, SCI 101
** Programming Electives: CIT 113, CIT 160, CIT 161, CIT 209  
*** CIT Electives: CIT 101, CIT 112, CIT 115, CIT 282  
**** For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to earn a credential.

All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations. Students must assume final responsibility for being acquainted with College policies. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation.

Students pursuing associate degrees, academic certificates or technical competency areas at BPCC must declare their intent to do so. Curricular requirements become effective at the date of the declaration of the academic major and do not date from the point of original enrollment in the College. If the student resigns or does not enroll for one semester, the student would have to meet the requirements of a new curriculum.

The student is responsible with all the requirements of the degree program and should consult with his/her academic advisor when necessary. Each student assumes the responsibility for scheduling courses which are applicable to degrees and for taking courses in proper sequence to ensure the orderly progression of work.


This degree can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction. Contact your academic advisor for details.

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