Computer programming encompasses design, writing, testing, debugging and maintaining source code. The type of programmer a student wants to become will determine, in large part, his or her course work.
CCA offers major foundational pieces in this area, such as Logic and Program Design, Programming for the Internet, and an array of basic and advanced “C” programming, including C# and C++.
To be successful in the programming field, you'll need a wide range of technical skills that can take years to master on your own. This do-it-yourself approach may appeal to certain hobbyists, but everyone's time is valuable and learning on your own is a time consuming endeavor. For professionals, familiarity with the interoperability of systems, programs and languages is a must, and self-teaching is out of the question.
Computer science jobs are in high demand, and more and more applicants are flooding into the field making competition fierce. To top things off, entering into the field means you'll be competing against others with any number of certificates and degrees. Don't panic, though, because CCA's classes, degrees, and certificates makes learning all this much easier, and through our training, you can drive yourself to the front of the pack.
There is a mountain of controversy over which language functions as the best starting language, and there are good arguments to be had for each of them, but one language shines above the rest.
C++ is simultaneously one of the oldest computer programing languages, having its roots in C, and on the cutting edge of modern languages with its newest iteration C++11. C++ shines because it is flexible. Almost every operating system in existence ships with a C++ compiler, making it