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Computer Programming AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Steve Robinett

This degree prepares students for employment as a computer programmer; developing web, desktop and enterprise applications.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of computer programming and data structures.
  • Understand the languages for web and enterprise applications such as Java, Python, PHP, and JavaScript.
  • Understand data modeling, database design, and structured query language (SQL).
  • Have proficiency in web server administration and application development environments.
  • Understand the software life-cycle, classical and current methodologies and best practices.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees $6,510
Application Fee $30
Books/Supplies $2,193
Total $8,733


Fall 2017 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

First Year
CSCI 100 Intro to Programming + 3
CSCI 105 Computer Fluency + 3
MART 231 Interactive Web I + 4
One of the following:
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing **,+ 3
One of the following:
M 121 College Algebra **,+ 3
M 108 Business Mathematics **,+ 4

First Year
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business + 3
CSCI 111 Programming with Java I *,+ 3
ITS 210 Network OS - Desktop *,+ 3
CAPP 156 MS Excel *,+ 3
CSCI 240 Databases and SQL *,+ 3

Second Year
CSCI 132 Basic Data Structures and Algorithms *,+ 4
CSCI 211 Client Side Programming *,+ 3
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics **,+ 4
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3

Second Year
CSCI 214 Server-Side Web Programming & Administration *,+ 3
CSCI 223 Software Development *,+ 3
CSCI 299 Programming Capstone *,+ 3
CSCI 213 Web Programming Techniques *,+ 3
ITS 224 Introduction To Linux *,+ 4
Total Credits61-62

Total Program Credits: 61-62


Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.