All areas of the private and public sectors are in need of computer programmers. This two-year degree prepares the student to enter the workforce as an application programmer or continue on to a four-year degree. Graduates will learn how to program computers using a variety of programming technologies including: C#, Flash, HTML, JSP, Java, Javascript, PHP, Perl, SQL, and Visual Basic. Graduates will also learn many modern database, Internet, operating system, and server technologies.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(9 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1021 HTML and the Web
CST 1022 HTML II and Javascript
CST 1025 Network Basics
CST 1145 Data Driven Websites
CST 1146 PHP Programming
CST 1600 Relational Database Design
CST 1602 Advanced Databases
CST 1640 Introduction to Java
CST 1794 Introduction to Programming
Total Credits: 26  
 
Elective Courses
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1620 C# Programming
CST 1801 Visual Basic I
Total Credits: 4  
 
Elective Courses
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 2641 Introduction to Mobile Applications
CST 2642 Java Servlets
Total Credits: 4  
 
Elective Courses
(select 10 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1026 TCP/IP Routing
CST 1072 Windows Workstation Support
CST 1333 Computer Game Development
CST 1611 Web Server Administration
CST 1615 Introduction to Perl
CST 1620 C# Programming
CST 1801 Visual Basic I
CST 1802 Helpdesk Diagnostics
CST 1861 Command Line and Registry
CST 2274 Windows Server Install and Configure
CST 2333 Game Development 2
CST 2505 Introduction to Linux
CST 2602 Visual Basic II
CST 2608 Linux Server Administration
CST 2612 Advanced Perl
CST 2642 Java Servlets
CST 2881 CST Internship 1-6*
CST 2895 Customer Service
CST 2950 Special Topics 1-6*
MMDT 1112 Animation for Web Design I
MMDT 1114 Animation for Web Design II
MMDT 1144 Multimedia and the Web
Total Credits: 10  
 
General Education Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 3  
 
General Education Elective Courses
The AAS degree requires Minnesota Curriculum courses from at least three (3) different goal areas. See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 9  
 
General Education Elective Courses
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
One math course is required. Choose from the following two options.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
MATH 112 College Algebra
Total Credits: 4  
 
General Education Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Recommended electives.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ECON 190 Personal Finance
MATH 116 Trigonometry
PHIL 110 Logic and Critical Thinking
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 60  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.