Computer Programming Associate in Applied Science – T Degree

Changes have been made to program prerequisites. See addendum for details.

This program is designed to prepare students planning to continue their education at a college or university that offers a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Software Systems, or related field.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Computer Programming degree, students will be able to:

  • Analyze programs in order to identify and fix defects.
  • Document software and methods for technical staff and end users.
  • Create an application with iterative software development as part of a team.
  • Apply technical skills and standards when working with local industry partners or on a self-proposed project.  
  • Analyze the architecture of an object-oriented application.
  • Develop a relational database’s back end to support a front-end application.

General Degree Requirements

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain.

Students pursuing an AAS-T degree for transfer to the University of Washington-Tacoma are required to take additional core academic classes that may or may not be offered at Clover Park Technical College. Please see your instructor for the latest articulation requirements.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy, and the capstone project.

Program Length

Classes will be offered with sufficient frequency that, with reasonable schedule planning, this program may be completed in seven quarters of full-time effort. It may take longer, depending on the student’s prior educational preparation and the time it takes to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092 or equivalent and basic competencies with personal computers, Windows- based word processing and spreadsheet software. Touch-typing proficiency of 35 words per minute is recommended.

Program Course List

ASL& 121American Sign Language I

5

COLL 102College Success for All

3

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

ENGL& 235Technical Writing

5

MATH& 141Precalculus I

5

MATH& 142Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry

5

MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics

5

Introduction to Music or Introduction to Art

5

Any Lab-Based Science

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

 

CPW 101CLProgramming Fundamentals

5

CPW 118Web Design Principles

5

CPW 142Java Object-Oriented Programming I

5

CPW 143Java Object-Oriented Programming II

5

CPW 150Principles of Relational Databases

5

CPW 205CAPObject-Oriented Analysis & Design

5

CPW 210Advanced Database Programming

5

CPW 218C++

5

CPW 223Introduction to JavaScript

5

CPW 240Programming Practicum

5

CPW 245Data & Logic Structures

5

CPW 252Phone Programming

5

Total Credit Hours:108

NOTE:

PSYC& 100 or higher, but not PSY 112

MATH& 146 or higher