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Computer Programming

Online and On-Campus Associate Degree Program - 62 Credits

Computer Programmers take the vision of software developers and engineers and turn it into instructions that computers can follow. Also called software application developers, these I.T. professionals also test new applications and programs and rewrite code to fix or enhance performance. 

 At Southeast Tech, you will learn a variety of programming languages, including:  

  • HTML  
  • JavaScript  
  • PHP  
  • CSS  
  • C#  
  • MySQL 

Your career can start in just two years. An associate degree in Computer Programming from Southeast Tech gives you the skills to create software programs for business users and other professionals. Your degree will launch a career where you will:  

  • Collaborate with software developers  
  • Update existing programs  
  • Debug code  
  • Use code libraries 
  • Write new programs

Salaries for Computer Programmers


The median annual wage for Computer Programmers in South Dakota in 2020, according to the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation.

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Help Your Organization Stay Competitive and Efficient

Today’s businesses need applications that help them stay competitive and efficient. Do you like problem-solving using computers? Do you enjoy team environments with the goal of improving a system? As a computer programmer, you will work on applications for the desktop, local area network (LAN), internet, or a combination of all three platforms.

Why Study Computer Programming at Southeast Tech  

During your programming training in Sioux Falls, you will learn integrated development environment (IDE) applications such as Visual Studio, Dreamweaver and Websphere; use relational databases; become proficient at object oriented programming concepts; and learn database management systems (DBMS), including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access and MySQL. Your Associate of Applied Science degree also helps you:  

Demonstrate Professionalism / Communication
Working with STC’s faculty, you will gain confidence in researching and giving presentations, using appropriate computer terminology and exhibiting ethical behavior.  

Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills
You will demonstrate troubleshooting skills necessary to solve a problem using computer programs as well as the ability to work independently or as a team member.  

Take Advantage of Tailored Learning
An associate degree in Computer Programming can be obtained through STC’s online program or on-campus in the Southeast Technology Center. A part-time option is also available online. 

Job Outlook

Work in a Range of Industries

Computer programmers find careers in a wide range of industries, including education, manufacturing, software publishing, finance and insurance and computer system design. 

Explore Classes  

Southeast Tech’s program curriculum for Computer Programming totals more than 60 credits, including classes in C# Programming, Advanced Object Oriented Programming, Introduction to Databases, and Advanced Application Development 



Costs are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

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Andrew Honey

Computer Programming
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