2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Information Technology - Applications Development, A.A.S (A25590AD)
The Information Technology-Applications Development track prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers, applications specialists, and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, platforms, data management, and business operations.
Students will solve business problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages, platforms, and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in applications development and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level computer programming and applications development positions with business, educational systems, and governmental agencies.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the proper use of terminology in relation to applications development.
- Identify legal, ethical, social, and security issues related to computer applications development.
- Demonstrate the ability to design, code, implement, and test computer applications using multiple programming languages.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze, design, and develop database systems for computer applications.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Information Technology-Applications Development Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.