Return to: Database Systems Track, Computer Applications AAS
See also Computer Gaming and Simulation and Web Careers
The computer applications program is for students who want to use the computer as a tool of productivity. The general education courses, in conjunction with specialized courses, provide a broad foundation and sharpen students’ skills in preparation for entry or advancement in today’s workplace.
This curriculum, following the database systems track, provides training, skills, and knowledge that prepare students for employment as entry-level database programmers and designers or provides current professionals with essential database programming and design skills. Students will create Microsoft Access and web database applications, as well as write database user interfaces in the Visual Basic.Net environment.
This curriculum, following the information technology track, prepares students for a wide variety of positions involving the use of application software. Job possibilities include support in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, sales, administration, and any area that requires the use of computer applications as a necessary tool of production. Emphasis is placed on the proficient use of software applications as well as the ability to use those applications as tools in decision making, managing people and information, communicating effectively, enhancing company viability, and addressing many of today’s technology challenges. This track provides students with in-depth knowledge in more than one application area and has the potential to lead to Microsoft certification in those areas.
The computer applications program participates in an interdisciplinary web careers program, which includes an AAS and four certificate curricula; see Web Careers for more information. In addition, an AA in computer gaming and simulation is offered with three specialized tracks; see pages Computer Gaming and Simulation AA for more information.