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    Mar 23, 2019  
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog 
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog

Information Technology - Applications Development, A.A.S (A25590AD)

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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

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use of terminology in relation to applications development.
  2. Identify legal, ethical, social, and security issues related to computer applications development.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to design, code, implement, and test computer applications using multiple programming languages.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze, design, and develop database systems for computer applications.
  5. Create effective application development documentation.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Information Technology-Applications Development Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.



Total Program Hours: 76


Major course credits earned over five years ago will not apply toward an Associate Degree in Information Technology.

Students may complete up to three hours credit from WBL courses.  Please contact the Work-Based Learning office for more information.

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