MISSION: The mission of the .NET Application Development & Programming course is to prepare students for employment as a software developer.
Program Y700400 consists of a planned sequence of courses.
Information Technology Assistant - Course OTA0040 (150 hours) - This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends and to introduce students to the basics and foundations required for today's business environments. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with touch keyboarding and fundamental computer applications so they may be used as communication tools for enhancing personal and work-place proficiency in an information-based society. This also includes proficiency with computers using word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software that meet industry job seeking techniques, career planning, and success strategies will also be developed.
Computer Programmer Assistant – Course CTS0041 (300 hours) - This course establishes the foundation for software development. Students will learn about various types of programming languages and focus on using the C# programming language to create basic interactive computer programs. Individual and team exercises will focus on real-world tasks that will prepare students with leadership and teamwork skills needed for the workplace.
Computer Programmer – Course CTS0044 (150 hours) - This course uses the C# programming language to cover the key concepts of object-oriented programming (OOP). Students will create several visual OOP programs and learn the proper techniques for testing, debugging, and version control. Learn valuable project management skills while working with team members on class projects.
.NET Programmer – Course CTS0032 (450 hours) – This course is designed to prepare students on how to create dynamic websites, phone apps (Android, iOS, UWP), software, and games (2D, 3D, Virtual Reality) using the C# programming language. Emphasis is placed on creating quality code for fully functional projects. Students will also gain important knowledge about the power of SQL databases and how to correctly utilize them within their programs.
Distance Education: Available - refer to Distance Learning section. For additional information go to the 'Online Programs and Courses' page.
Industry Certifications: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Software Developer Fundamentals
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement: 70%
Minimum Attendance Requirement: 70%
Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements: Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed, using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skills grade levels are:Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9.