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Programming

Quick Facts

  • Program: Information Technology
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Campus: All Campuses

Programmers write & test code that makes computers and software to function correctly.

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Our Program

Why choose Programming?

  • Combine creative & technical skills in your work
  • Enjoy variety because you will write programs for different purposes
  • Learn how to:
    • Update & expand existing programs
    • Test programs for errors
    • Fix faulty lines of computer code
  • Have the option to work in an office setting or at home

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Use different coding languages, such as C++ or Java, to write programs that perform specific functions
  • Test programs & applications for errors, fix faulty lines of code & recheck them to make sure they produce the desired results
  • Update existing programs as needs & requirements change or expand
  • Translate software developers’ designs into instructions computers can follow

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • You will need to spend extensive lab time gaining hands-on practice with programming in addition to your coursework.
  • On the job, programmers normally work alone. However, they interact with others when discussing assignments or when participating in large projects
  • Being a lifelong learner will help you advance in your career because you will always need to keep up-to-date on web programming languages and be able to apply new knowledge to your work.
  • 3 skills or work style traits that will help you succeed in this field:
    • Attention to detail
    • Analytical thinking
    • Troubleshooting skills

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

Degree

Certificates

Level 1

Level 2

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Information Technology-Programming 60 $3,840
CRT1 Programming I 16 $1,024
CRT2 Programming II 45 $2,880

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Northeast Campus

Betty Dalton
Department Co-Chair

Call 817-515-6514

Email betty.dalton@tccd.edu

Northeast Campus

Carol Merchant
Department Co-Chair

Call 817-515-6660

Email carol.merchant@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Richard Sellers
Instructor & Department Chair

Call 817-515-7752

Email richard.sellers@tccd.edu

South Campus

Michael A. Jackson
Assistant Professor & Department Chair

Call 817-515-4578

Email michael.jackson@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

James Chegwidden
Associate Professor & Department Chair

Call 817-515-3363

Email james.chegwidden@tcccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Tyson McMillan, Ph.D.
Chair of Computer Science & Business

Call 817-515-1131

Email tyson.mcmillan@tccd.edu

Updated September 07, 2021