Computer Programming

85% Employed in Field

The Computer Programming degree at PTI introduces students to the language of today's programming world with instruction in C++.net, C#.net, VisualBasic.net, Java, HTML, DHTML, PostGreSQL and more as requested by employers.

What distinguishes PTI's program from others are certifications students can earn through web-based programs under the instruction of certified PTI instructors. Learning is challenging but fun, incorporating classes in gaming to teach programming skills. It is project-based and progressive, including a class in programming for mobile apps.

Key Benefits

  • Demonstration presentations replace lectures and a state-of-the-industry lab becomes your classroom to develop hands-on skills before your internship.
  • Team-based projects provide experiential learning in workplace skills such as communications, planning and delegating, and project management.
  • Three game development courses introduce programming principles underlying interactivity, animation and sound in 2D and 3D video environments.
  • A capstone group project highlights your understanding of concepts, techniques
  • and skills through the development of an enterprise application.


 

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Employment
Key Skills
Certifications
Courses
Careers
Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information
  • Employment

    PTI is proud to have a 85% employed in field rate for our 2013 graduates with a Computer Programming Degree.

    PTI Computer Programming graduates are prepared for entry-level positions at:

    • Airlines and Transportation Companies
    • Banks and Financial Institutions
    • Colleges, Universities and School Districts
    • Communications Providers
    • Digital and Web-based Companies
    • Government Agencies
    • Hospitals and Medical Practices
    • Hotels, Resorts and Gaming Concerns
    • Insurance Companies
    • Manufacturing and Production Companies
    • Mining and Drilling Companies
    • Publishing and Broadcasting
    • Retail and E-commerce Companies
    • Service Providers
    • Utilities
  • Key Skills

    In the PTI Computer Programming program you will learn key skills such as:

    • Creating graphic user interfaces suitable for commercial use
    • Client-side scripting, web content development and database access using HTML tags, cascading style sheets and interactive programming
    • Designing databases such as an e-commerce system using relational data models and JAVA and/or Visual Basic
    • Developing interactive and multi-view applications for mobile devices
    • Evaluating interface design and user interaction using experimentation techniques
    • JAVA programming for mobile devices and web-based applications
    • .NET development
    • Problem solving and solution documentation using object-oriented design
    • Programming for the optimum balance of memory requirements, execution time and bandwidth
    • Writing decision loops, strings, pointers, functions and subscripted variables using C++
  • Certifications

    Programming languages you will use:

    • C++
    • C#
    • SQL
    • JAVA
    • JavaScript
    • Visual Basic
  • Courses

    • Database Systems
    • Data Structures and Algorithms
    • Game Development 1 and 2
    • GUI Development
    • Introduction to Computer Systems
    • Introduction to Game Design
    • Introduction to Information Systems
    • Object-Oriented Programming and Testing
    • Programming Enterprise Applications
    • Programming Mobile Applications
    • Project Management
    • User-Centered Design and Testing

    GENERAL EDUCATION/CAREER RELATED

    • Algebra
    • Career Development
    • Critical Thinking
    • Effective Speech
    • English Composition 1 and 2
    • Human Relations in Organizations*
    • Leadership Principles*
    • Psychology*
    • Steps to Career Success 1, 2 and 3
    • INTERNSHIP

    *Course can be replaced by another approved general education course.

  • Careers

    PTI offers a comprehensive Career Services Department with a dedicated staff who will assist you in your career search. Companies that have previously hired PTI graduates include:

    • B-Three Solutions
    • Bank of America — Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
    • Concept 2 Solution
    • Datel Software Solutions
    • Federated Investors
    • IPEG
    • Liz Sabol Creative
    • Maniet Financial Service Network
    • Marketing Support Network
    • Maven Studios
    • Port Authority of Allegheny County
    • Roan Dynamic Media
    • Sherpa Software
    • Sierra w/o Wires
    • Songwhale
    • Teleplex Inc.
    • Think First
    • Unicentric
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • United Electrical Workers
    • Some employers may require a background check and drug screening prior to employment.

    Applicants for the Computer Programming program must meet specific entrance requirements.

  • Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information

    For graduation rates and other important consumer information regarding this program, please click on the link below:

    United States Department of Education Gainful Employment Data


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