Overview

The Computer Technology Applications Developer concentration prepares students to write, test, and maintain computer applications.

Computer software is needed to operate and protect computer systems and networks. Programmers create and maintain the detailed instructions that computers must follow to perform their functions. Database administrators determine ways to organize, store, and protect data. The curriculum stresses critical thinking skills and the concepts, principles, and techniques of information processing while providing a background in general education and business.

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To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses offered within the Business/Public Services and Information Systems Technology Departments for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: ACC, AOT, BAF, BUS, CPT, EGR, HUS, IST, LEG, MGT and MKT.

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(17 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
CPT-104 Introduction to Information Technology

Introduction to Information Technology

ID: CPT-104

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic computer components and peripherals, basic computer functions, I/O concepts, storage concepts, data communications, distributed proccessing and programming language concepts.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
CPT-236 Introduction to Java Programming

Introduction to Java Programming

ID: CPT-236

Credit Hours: 3

Topics will cover java syntx and classes for use in the development of java application and applets.

3
CPT-136 Computer Programming Laboratory

Computer Programming Laboratory

ID: CPT-136

Credit Hours: 1

This course provides a closed lab environment for the practice of introductory programming concepts. Students develop solutions to a variety of programs under the guidance of an instructor.

1
IST-225 Internet Communications

Internet Communications

ID: IST-225

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers introductory topics and techniques associated with the internet and internet communications. Techniques on how to use and access various types of information as well as how to find resources and navigate the internet are included.

3
Semester 2
(15 Credit Hours)
CPT-244 Data Structures

Data Structures

ID: CPT-244

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines data structures widely used in programming. Topics include linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and sorting and searching techniques.

3
ENG-165 Professional Communications

Professional Communications

ID: ENG-165

Credit Hours: 3

This course develops practical written, and oral professional communication skills. The course is oriented to current needs in industry and business, and assignments are drawn from students' majors.

3
CPT-242 Database

Database

ID: CPT-242

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces data base models and the fundamentals of data base design. Topics include data base structure, data base processing, and application programs which access a data base.

3
IST-226 Internet Programming

Internet Programming

ID: IST-226

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers designing internet pages and applications for personal/business use, writing the required program code in languages such as HTML, Java, and VRML, testing and debugging programs, uploading and maintaining internet pages and applications.

3
PHI-105 Introduction to Logic

Introduction to Logic

ID: PHI-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the structure of argument, including symbolization, proofs, formal fallacies, deductions, and inductions.

3
Semester 3
(15 Credit Hours)
CPT-237 Advanced JAVA Programming

Advanced JAVA Programming

ID: CPT-237

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of advanced topics of the JAVA Programming language by building on a basic knowledge of the JAVA language. Topics covered will include multi-reading, swing classes, swing event models, advanced layout managers, the favabean component model, network programming and server-side programming.

3
CPT-247 UNIX Operating System

UNIX Operating System

ID: CPT-247

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic unix commands including the vi editor, file structures, and shell programming.

3
IST-272 Relational Database

Relational Database

ID: IST-272

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a comprehensive foundation in both sql and relational database design and implementation. Dynamic and embedded sql programming techniques are emphasized.

3
CPT-262 Advanced Web Page Publishing

Advanced Web Page Publishing

ID: CPT-262

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of advanced techniques in web page design and implementation. The course ficuses on designing website interfaces for effective communication, navigation, visibility and accessibility.

3
CPT-185 Event-Driven Programming

Event-Driven Programming

ID: CPT-185

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the student to development of professional- looking, special purpose windows applications using the graphical user interface of windows.

3
Semester 4
(15 Credit Hours)
CPT-264 Systems and Procedures

Systems and Procedures

ID: CPT-264

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the techniques of system analysis, design, development, and implementation.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
CPT-257 Operating Systems

Operating Systems

ID: CPT-257

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the theory of operating systems and how the operating system theory is implemented in current operating systems.

3
CPT-282 Information Systems Security

Information Systems Security

ID: CPT-282

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of the protection of information and equipment in computer systems. Topics include all aspects of systems protection, including physical secruity, hardware, software and communications secruity. Addresses technical, legal and ethical issues.

3
IST-235 Handheld Computer Programming

Handheld Computer Programming

ID: IST-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of the techniques of rapid application development for handheld devices. Topics include setup of development environment, creation and deployment of programs, and design strategies to overcome memory and interface limitations.

3
        Total Credit Hours 62
        Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,656.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(10 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
CPT-104 Introduction to Information Technology

Introduction to Information Technology

ID: CPT-104

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic computer components and peripherals, basic computer functions, I/O concepts, storage concepts, data communications, distributed proccessing and programming language concepts.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
Semester 2
(7 Credit Hours)
CPT-236 Introduction to Java Programming

Introduction to Java Programming

ID: CPT-236

Credit Hours: 3

Topics will cover java syntx and classes for use in the development of java application and applets.

3
CPT-136 Computer Programming Laboratory

Computer Programming Laboratory

ID: CPT-136

Credit Hours: 1

This course provides a closed lab environment for the practice of introductory programming concepts. Students develop solutions to a variety of programs under the guidance of an instructor.

1
IST-225 Internet Communications

Internet Communications

ID: IST-225

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers introductory topics and techniques associated with the internet and internet communications. Techniques on how to use and access various types of information as well as how to find resources and navigate the internet are included.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
CPT-244 Data Structures

Data Structures

ID: CPT-244

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines data structures widely used in programming. Topics include linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and sorting and searching techniques.

3
ENG-165 Professional Communications

Professional Communications

ID: ENG-165

Credit Hours: 3

This course develops practical written, and oral professional communication skills. The course is oriented to current needs in industry and business, and assignments are drawn from students' majors.

3
Semester 4
(9 Credit Hours)
CPT-242 Database

Database

ID: CPT-242

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces data base models and the fundamentals of data base design. Topics include data base structure, data base processing, and application programs which access a data base.

3
IST-226 Internet Programming

Internet Programming

ID: IST-226

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers designing internet pages and applications for personal/business use, writing the required program code in languages such as HTML, Java, and VRML, testing and debugging programs, uploading and maintaining internet pages and applications.

3
PHI-105 Introduction to Logic

Introduction to Logic

ID: PHI-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the structure of argument, including symbolization, proofs, formal fallacies, deductions, and inductions.

3
Semester 5
(9 Credit Hours)
CPT-237 Advanced JAVA Programming

Advanced JAVA Programming

ID: CPT-237

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of advanced topics of the JAVA Programming language by building on a basic knowledge of the JAVA language. Topics covered will include multi-reading, swing classes, swing event models, advanced layout managers, the favabean component model, network programming and server-side programming.

3
CPT-247 UNIX Operating System

UNIX Operating System

ID: CPT-247

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic unix commands including the vi editor, file structures, and shell programming.

3
IST-272 Relational Database

Relational Database

ID: IST-272

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a comprehensive foundation in both sql and relational database design and implementation. Dynamic and embedded sql programming techniques are emphasized.

3
Semester 6
(6 Credit Hours)
CPT-262 Advanced Web Page Publishing

Advanced Web Page Publishing

ID: CPT-262

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of advanced techniques in web page design and implementation. The course ficuses on designing website interfaces for effective communication, navigation, visibility and accessibility.

3
CPT-185 Event-Driven Programming

Event-Driven Programming

ID: CPT-185

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the student to development of professional- looking, special purpose windows applications using the graphical user interface of windows.

3
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
CPT-264 Systems and Procedures

Systems and Procedures

ID: CPT-264

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the techniques of system analysis, design, development, and implementation.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
Semester 8
(9 Credit Hours)
CPT-257 Operating Systems

Operating Systems

ID: CPT-257

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the theory of operating systems and how the operating system theory is implemented in current operating systems.

3
CPT-282 Information Systems Security

Information Systems Security

ID: CPT-282

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of the protection of information and equipment in computer systems. Topics include all aspects of systems protection, including physical secruity, hardware, software and communications secruity. Addresses technical, legal and ethical issues.

3
IST-235 Handheld Computer Programming

Handheld Computer Programming

ID: IST-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of the techniques of rapid application development for handheld devices. Topics include setup of development environment, creation and deployment of programs, and design strategies to overcome memory and interface limitations.

3
        Total Credit Hours 62
        Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,656.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Computer Technology Applications Developer

Work with a team of developers to plan computer applications, create them, test them, deploy them, and maintain them, using a wide variety of languages and tools, including Java, Visual Basic, C++, Visual Studio, Eclipse, and Android Studio.

Projected Job Growth

+26.7%

Average Annual Salary

83,606

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Information Technology (IT) Departments
  • Government Agencies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Join a team of programmers and developers and testers to help design, write, test, deploy, and maintain programs.

Pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Computing

Transfer to local colleges and universities to add more to your skills and theoretical background to qualify for an even broader range of jobs.