Jefferson Davis Campus

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 courses in computer programming languages like Python, SQL, and BASIC, web development (HTML & CSS), data security, and more.

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

Degree Options and Requirements

An Associate of Applied Science Degree is earned upon successful completion of the Computer Programming curriculum.

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

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

Course Credit(s)
IST 1124 - IT Foundations 4
IST 1163 - Database and SQL Concepts 3
IST 1134 - Fundamentals of Data Communications 4
IST 1143 - Principles of Information Security 3
IST 1433 - Web Development Using HTML & CSS 3
IST 1314 - Visual BASIC Programming Language 4
IST 2334 - Advanced Visual BASIC Programming Language 4
Any Instructor Approved IST Course 3
IST 1513 - SQL Programming 3

Total Credits: 31

Computer Programming Technology Diploma

Course Credit(s)
IST 1723 - Programming in Python 3
IST 2434 - Server-Side Programming I 4
Programming Elective 4*
Programming Elective 4*

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
MAT 1313 - College Algebra 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3

Articulated credit may be awarded for approved courses. Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

*Programming Electives:

IST 1414
IST 1714
IST 2374
IST 2384
IST 2464
IST 2584
IST 2594
IST 1744
IST 1754
IST 2454
IST 2444
IST 2753

Contact Us

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