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Become a Computer Programmer in Two Years

About the Program

The Computer Programming Technology curriculum is designed as a two-year program of study to prepare the student for entry-level employment in computer programming. This program offers training in the development of business-application software for desktop and web-based environments.

Career Opportunities

The Computer Programming program offers training in the development of business-application software for desktop and web-based environments. These positions may include:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Developer
  • Web Developer

Salary Range

Salary Range In Mississippi, the median salary is $65,590. Nationally, the income range is $49,970 – $73,390.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Attainment Assessment where applicable.

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Computer Programming Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Computer Programming Technology Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
IST 1124 - IT Foundations 4
IST 1134 - CCNA 1: Intro to Networks 4
IST 1163 - Database and SQL Concepts 3
IST 1314 - Visual BASIC Programming 4

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
IST 1143 - Principles of Information Security 3
IST 1433 - Web Development Using HTML & CSS 3
IST 1513 - SQL Programming 3
IST 1723 - Programming in Python 3
IST 2334 - Advanced Visual BASIC Programming Language 4

Total Credits: 31

Computer Programming Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
IST 2434 - Server-Side Programming I 4
Technical Elective 11*

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4**
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17

Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” section of this catalog regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* Any instructor/department chair approved field related elective.

** MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email