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Programming

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

If you're techy, like computers, code and solving problems you'll probably really like programming. With this degree, you'll learn to write a variety of computer programming languages. 

Designing original solutions to problems, creating new applications, seeking deficiencies in existing programs, developing solutions by updating, modifying and repairing existing software are other types of work you, as a programmer may do.  Programmers work across all industries, and are in high demand.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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

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    Amazing faculty 

    At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed. Delta professors are here to teach. And, they're really good at it.

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After successfully completing the program, you will be qualified to seek an entry-level position as a Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Application Developer, Software Engineer or other related professions in mobile, Web, game or systems development. Many Delta students transfer to a four-year university and Delta has several university partnerships in place.

Why you should choose Delta

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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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!

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 Transfer opportunities
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!

In fact, if you're interested in earning a bachelor's in Programming you have several options by coming to Delta first, and then transferring.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PROGRAMMING TRANSFER OPTIONS

Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.

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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.


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