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.NET Application Development & Programming


Program Content:

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Information Technology Assistants, Computer Programmer Aides, Junior Programmers, Computer Programming Specialists, and Computer Programmers while providing supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in any of these occupations.

The program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the Junior Programmer. Content includes converting problems into detailed plans: writing code into computer language; testing, monitoring, debugging, documenting, and maintaining computer programs: and designing programs for specific uses. The program stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the computer programming industry; planning; management; finance; technical and production skills; underlying principles of technology; labor issues; community issues; and health, safety, and environmental issues. The course also provides an approach to effective programming that combines study, research and practice, in order to adapt to changing computing environments.

Laboratory activities include creation of rich user interfaces for desktop and web-based applications, implementation of object oriented multi-tier applications, the extraction, displaying, and updating of data in relational databases, the creation of ASP.NET web applications that contain multiple web pages and databases and familiarity with database driven reports and web services.

Students are encouraged to participate in career and technical organizations. Students are eligible to join FBLA or Skills USA.

Program Length:

This program takes approximately 10 months (1050 hours) full time to complete. It is offered day time only.

Industry Certifications/State Credentials:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Software Development Fundamentals

Obtainment Time Frame: In program

Entrance/Exit Requirements:

Language, math and reading competencies are pre-assessed. The required basic skills grade levels for .NET Application Development & Programming are Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9 and must be met prior to program completion.

Standard Occupations:

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Computer User Support Specialists

Computer Programmers

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Course Campus Location(s):


Course Sequence:

OCP Course #Course TitleLength


Info Tech Assistant

150 hrs



Computer Programmer Assistant

300 hrs



Computer Programmer

150 hrs



.Net Programmer

450 hrs