Programming Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist

Expected Salary


Job Growth


These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

An associate’s degree in computer programming will afford you the opportunity to enter the exciting and constantly growing field of technology and its applications. Programmers are indispensable in this day and age, whether repairing, designing or conserving programs and writing specific code in the languages required for the specific programs. Computer programmers are often at the very heart of an organization, making sure that it runs efficiently.

Computer programmers are also called:

  • Internet programmers
  • Systems programmers
  • Software or hardware programmers
  • Business programmers
  • Programming analysts
  • Database programmers

In order to attain any of the above careers, you will be required to have an extensive knowledge of technology, computer programs, and distinct programming languages.

The most important task of a programmer is to write code. In order to learn these programming languages, which change constantly, you will need to attend courses that will help you apply these languages. Some languages are becoming obsolete, being replaced with even more advanced systems that require programmers to be on the front lines of technological understanding and engineering.

Some of the languages that are utilized today include but are not limited to:

  • C++
  • Visual Basic
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • Perl
  • ADA
  • GUI applications
  • HTML and other internet languages
  • CASE tools
  • PowerBuilder

In order to make themselves more marketable to potential employers, most programmers will learn more than one language, even four or more. In addition, the languages that are created today can be learned more easily because they are derived from other languages that were written in the past. Like learning a foreign language, it is of primary importance that computer programmers master their languages in order to write the code smoothly and correctly.

Also, even though many computer programmers are assigned to write code, there are already many huge databases which contain thousands of pre-written lines of code. This assists programmers write their code within a shorter period of time and for any business or organization, time is associated with budget concerns.

After writing the code, computer programmers must test it to ensure that it runs correctly. If error messages occur, then the programmer must “debug” the program in order for it to run efficiently. Testing and debugging programs are a very large part of a computer programmer’s employment.

An associate’s degree in computer programming will open many doors for the potential graduate. Whether you want to work in a small business or a large corporation, there is always a need for qualified programmers. Many online schools also offer the opportunity for their graduates to return and take more courses when other languages become available for them to learn.

Programming Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Milan Institute

We believe that each student at Milan Institute holds the key to his or her own success. Our staff and instructors strive to help each student develop the professionalism that will open a world of creativity and knowledge. Milan Institute offers a college atmosphere conducive to learning and individual growth. Excellent training and job placement assistance enable our students to become enterprising professionals.


Branford Hall Career Institute

Prestigious Branford Hall has been a leader in professional education for four decades. Branford Hall has campuses conveniently located in Branford, Southington and Windsor, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Albany and Bohemia, New York. Students are instructed with state-of-the-art, real-world technologies that today’s employers are seeking.


IBMC College

IBMC College offers life-changing, accelerated career training for adult learners. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, starting a new career or an individual looking to make a change, we can help you get started training for a new, rewarding career in 19 months or less!

Why IBMC College

  • Flexible class schedules – Our classes run day and evening at nearby campuses, allowing you to balance the demands of a family, job or other life responsibilities – while obtaining an education on your terms.
  • Hands-on learning – You learn by doing. We focus on providing you with one-on-one instruction from experienced instructors, who work with you directly to develop your skills.
  • Externship experience – Our students complete an externship within their specific program of study, providing them with valuable, real world experience.
  • Job placement assistance – Job placement assistance, resume writing and professional development support is provided – giving you an edge in today’s competitive job market.
  • Financial aid- Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Career Training Programs

  • Business Administration & Accounting
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Paralegal

Accreditations & Memberships
IBMC College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools.

We are proud to support our country’s veterans. As a Yellow Ribbon Participant and recipient of the 2014 Military Friendly School® by Victory Media, Inc., providing life-changing career training is our commitment to both our civilian and military students.

Programs vary by campus.


Lansdale School of Business

No matter what occupation you choose to pursue, the competition for a good job is fierce. Lansdale School of Business (LSB) can help you stand out from the rest by teaching you the specific skills you need to succeed in the career you desire.

Why choose LSB?

  • Convenient scheduling
  • Instructors with professional qualifications who provide industry-specific insights based on real-world experience
  • Lifelong placement assistance
  • Financial Assistance for those who qualify