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,,, 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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Key Skills
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


    • 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

    *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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