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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

If you continue your education to get a bachelor's degree, you could have increased earning potential. Computer programmers make a good living. Job growth has declined slightly in recent years, but is expected to rise slightly over the next 10 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $65,274 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • IT Manager
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    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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About Delta's Program

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.


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!


 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.


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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