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Programming

Transfer

Program Overview

Is a bachelor's degree in programming in your future? Delta is a great place to start. You'll learn the skills of programming in small classes with fantastic instructors. When it's time to move on, you'll be ready!

Plus, Delta is all about options, including plenty of transfer options. Make sure you understand your options by working with your transfer university to develop the best path for you. Remember to check in often to ensure you're staying on track.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in information technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Develop, create and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. Other duties might include supervising computer programmers.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Analyze science, engineering, business and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Create, modify and test the code, forms and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. Develop and write computer programs to store, locate and retrieve specific documents, data and information.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Plan, initiate and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff and serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure that deadlines, standards and cost targets are met.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your computer science and information technology studies with:

  • Capitol College
  • Colorado State University Global Campus
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Northwood University

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta 

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TUTORING

Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HONORS

Transfer seamlessly

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

Visit the Transfer Center

 Study abroad
 

Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth

MORE ABOUT STUDY ABROAD

Facts & Figures

Technology

According to Code.org, computing jobs are the #1 source of new wages in the United States.

Increase

In December 2016, there were 500,000 computing job openings that spanned across every industry and every state. These job openings are projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs.


Related Programs

Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: