Software Development & Programming
Available at our El Cajon Campus
Associate of Applied Technology
64 Semester Credit Hours
60 Weeks (15 Months)
Accredited by the COE
This course will focus on ethical issues and scenarios that relate directly to employees and their work environment. Students will develop a clearer sense of how, as a future employee, their corporate code of ethics will relate to operational decisions made on a daily basis. Focus will be placed on organizational ethics, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, role of government, blowing the whistle, and ethics and technology.
This course provides broad coverage of the field of psychology, introducing the basic concepts, theories, and applications that constitute the discipline. Topics covered include: sensation and perception, sleep and dreams, classical and operant conditioning, foundations of memory, motivation and emotion, nature and nurture, and personality.
This course introduces fundamental scientific concepts in Earth Science. Students will explore a broad spectrum of earth science topics from Earth’s position in the solar system to the delicate ecological systems on Earth’s surface. Topics covered include: the scientific method, motions of earth, earth materials, plate tectonics, earthquakes, weathering, erosion, winds, atmosphere, weather, climate, oceans, and ecology and the environment.
This course covers basic mathematical topics in college math through everyday applications. The course first reviews fundamental math concepts such as whole numbers, fractions and mixed numbers, and decimals and then applies them to ration, rate, proportion and percent problems. Students will also be introduced to basic algebra concepts including simplifying, factoring, combining, and evaluating algebraic expressions.
This course provides an overview of current software packages used in the business environment. Students will learn to create, edit, print, and save effective documents using word processing software as well as the basics of creating a graphical slide show using presentation software. Instruction will include using software to create and edit spreadsheets with embedded charts and graphs. Real world application projects will test students’ skills in these applications
This course presents a general overview of the history of the United States from pre-colonial times through the Reconstruction Era. It explores the cultural, political, geographical, economical, and technological changes that have shaped the United States as a nation. Through a chronological study of major events, people, and turning points in U.S. history, this course also provides tools for the critical thinking skills needed to interpret historical methods, points of view, and the meanings of events in historical contexts.
This course provides an overview to computer programming and software development. Students will be introduced to various computer operating systems, hardware, software and programming environments. An Emphasis is placed on planning, design, development, implementation and testing of an application. Methods to utilize input–process–output (IPO) charts, pseudocode and flowcharts with be introduced to assist with application development. Additionally, the course will discuss the health and safety of continuous computer usage and methods to lessen risk factors.
This course introduces programming logic, control statements, and program flow. Students will be given the skills to understand programing structure; including sequence, selection, and repetition. The student will learn problem analysis and methods of algorithm application to solve the scenario.
This course introduces the student to web based programing languages/scripts and focuses on internet fundamentals. Students will be able to create a web interface utilizing HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and PHP. The course will additionally introduce content management systems (CMS), specially WordPress.
This course introduces scripting for server-side web applications. The topics includes in this course are REST and SDK APIs, Microsoft Azure services, Ruby, PHP, and ASP.NET.
This course provides an understanding of Structured Query Language (SQL) and databases. The course will cover data management and database creation of a RDBMS (relational database management system). The basics of the SQL language will be discussed in order to access and retrieve data within the database. The implications of database security will be discussed.
This course provides an overview of object-oriented programming languages and defines the standard purpose for each language discussed. The course will explain object-oriented programming concepts of inheritance, polymorphism, abstraction and encapsulation.
This course provides a detailed look at the object-orientated programming C# (C-sharp) and C++ languages. Students will be prepared using industry best practices to create high quality C language code. The course will include project conception, design, implementation, and testing
This course provides a hands on experience with the object-orientated programming language of Java. Students will be prepared using industry best practices to create high quality Java code. The course will include project conception, design, implementation and testing.
This course focuses on the creation of applications for use on mobile platforms. Students will focus on specific features and resources for application development on Android and iOS devices.
This course offers an introduction to successful interviewing and resume development techniques. In addition, it provides information on effective networking and seeking out the appropriate job. Instruction is provided on correct workplace habits, professionalism, and maintaining a positive attitude.
This course will build upon the fundamental concepts of software development learned throughout the program in a comprehensive capstone project. Students will use the skill sets acquired in the program to design and build a software solution to meet the given scenario. Students will be assigned to groups with milestones to meet throughout the course.
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Software Development & Programming, ATT Program graduates typically obtain jobs as a software developer, web designer, systems programmer, and application developer. Below is a link to the Standard Occupational Classification:
Software Developers, Systems Software
Advanced Training Associates is conveniently located in East County, serving the communities of El Cajon, Santee, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Lakeside, Alpine, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Mission Valley and San Diego.