Academic Catalog

Computer Programming and Web Development AAS-T Degree

degree Info at a Glance
Type
AAS-T Degree
Estimated # of Quarters
This degree is approximately 7 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Prerequisites
COMPASS Reading 68, Writing 33, Algebra 32. Basic competencies with personal computers and Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet software. Touch typing proficiency of 35 words per minute is recommended.

This program is designed to prepare students planning to continue their education at a college or university that offers a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or Computing & Software Systems.

Institutions currently accepting this degree are University of Washington-Tacoma, The Evergreen State University, Embry-Riddle University, University of Phoenix, Green River Community College and Renton Technical College.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain.

Students pursuing an AAS-T degree for transfer to the University of Washington-Tacoma are required to take additional core academic classes that may or may not be offered at Clover Park Technical College. Please see your instructor for the latest articulation requirements.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy and the capstone project.

Program Length: Classes will be offered with sufficient frequency that with reasonable schedule planning this program may be completed in seven quarters of full-time effort. It may take longer, depending on the student’s prior educational preparation and the time it takes to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Degree Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
ASL& 121American Sign Language I5
COLL 102College Success for All3
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
ENGL& 235Technical Writing5
MATH& 141Precalculus I5
MATH& 142Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry5
MATH& 146 or higher5
Introduction to Music or Introduction to Art5
Any Lab-Based Science5
General Psychology (or higher, but not PSY 112) or Introduction to Sociology5
CPW 101CLProgramming Fundamentals5
CPW 118Web Design Principles5
CPW 120Web Graphics5
CPW 142Java Object-Oriented Programming5
CPW 143Java Object-Oriented Programming II5
CPW 150Principles of Relational Databases5
CPW 205CAPObject-Oriented Analysis & Design5
CPW 206Advanced Web Design5
CPW 210Advanced Database Programming5
CPW 218C++5
CPW 222Client-Side Web Programming5
CPW 252Phone Programming5
 Technical Credits108

American Sign Language I

Item #
ASL& 121
Total Credits
5

Informs students about deafness, deaf culture, the deaf community, and American Sign Language. Learn to communicate both expressively and receptively in American Sign Language in basic conversation situations. 

Prerequisites
Appropriate COMPASS (81 in reading, 77 in writing) placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.
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College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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English Composition I

Item #
ENGL& 101
Total Credits
5

Utilize the writing process to write clearly with consideration of audience, purpose, and tone, using standard grammar and punctuation conventions along with common discourse modes and patterns of organization. Read and process sources using independent and critical thinking skills, following established conventions for incorporating and documenting sources in writing.

For more information on the Accelerated English program click here.

Prerequisites
COMPASS score of 77 in writing and 81 in reading. Placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.
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Technical Writing

Item #
ENGL& 235
Total Credits
5

Focuses on technical writing skills and projects for industry and professions. Strong emphasis will be placed on principles of good writing and research techniques. Students will use appropriate technology and research to prepare letters, resumes, reports, proposals, newsletters, specifications, and other writing tasks typically required in a technical work setting. Discovery and knowledge of workplace ethics and guidelines as they pertain to writing will be researched, discussed, and used to enhance research. Requires use of technology including, but not limited to, computers, printers, and scanners. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ENGL& 101.
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Precalculus I

Item #
MATH& 141
Total Credits
5

Covers linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, absolute value, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions and equations; composite functions, linear and quadratic inequalities, graphs of functions, relations, and inequalities; and graphic transformations. Introduces limits, linear and quadratic curve fitting, and mathematical modeling including exponential growth and decay. Graphing calculator required. 

Prerequisites
Appropriate COMPASS placement score (algebra 76 or above or, college algebra 48 or above) or successful completion of MAT 099.
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Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry

Item #
MATH& 142
Total Credits
5

Covers circular, trigonometric, and inverse-trigonometric functions and graphs; trigonometric and inverse trigonometric identities; trigonometric equations; vectors and elementary vector operations; De Moivre’s theorem and equations with complex solutions; and polar and parametric equations and their graphs. Graphing calculator required. 

Prerequisites
Appropriate COMPASS placement score (college algebra 53 or higher) or successful completion of MATH& 141 or equivalent.
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MATH& 146 or higher

Total Credits
5
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Introduction to Music or Introduction to Art

Total Credits
5
Students must take one of the courses below.
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Any Lab-Based Science

Total Credits
5
Students must take one 5-credit lab-based science course.
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General Psychology (or higher, but not PSY 112) or Introduction to Sociology

Total Credits
5
Students must take one of the courses below.
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Programming Fundamentals

Item #
CPW 101CL
Total Credits
5

This course is an introduction to programming concepts that enforces good programming style and logical thinking. Designed for students with little or no programming language experience, it begins with basic general programming concepts and key concepts of structure. Course then progresses to the intricacies of decision-making, looping, array manipulation, and methods. 

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Web Design Principles

Item #
CPW 118
Total Credits
5

Explores how the web works and methods and limitations of delivering content on the web. Examines usability issues such as interface design and structure, and how to accommodate a wide variety of viewports, from smartphones to cinema screen computer monitors. Students will build a four-page portfolio style website using Notepad and Photoshop, and post it to the Internet.

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Web Graphics

Item #
CPW 120
Total Credits
5

Use Photoshop to make your website attractive and fast loading. Use Illustrator to make logos and graphical elements for both interface design and vector animations. Use Flash for banner and sidebar advertisements.

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Java Object-Oriented Programming

Item #
CPW 142
Total Credits
5

Construct a foundation of procedural programming concepts and skills requisite for professional object-oriented software development. Use Java, a modern-structured, object-oriented language, to develop your problem-solving and algorithm formulation skills. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 101.
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Java Object-Oriented Programming II

Item #
CPW 143
Total Credits
5

Build your problem-solving skills with the fundamental concepts and techniques of object-oriented Java programming in analyzing, designing, and implementing computer programs. Practice problem-solving methods and algorithm development to analyze, design, implement, modify, verify, and document computer programs that solve real-world problems. Develop a good conceptual understanding of data and functional abstraction. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 142.
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Principles of Relational Databases

Item #
CPW 150
Total Credits
5

Delve into the fundamental concepts, terminologies, methodologies, and system organizations of database management systems. Develop the theoretical foundation of understanding necessary to design, implement, optimize, query and maintain a database system. Propose, design and develop a database, using a relational database management system to reinforce the theoretical concepts. 

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Object-Oriented Analysis & Design

Item #
CPW 205CAP
Total Credits
5

Explore methodologies and technologies used in analyzing, designing and developing object-oriented software systems intended to solve real-world problems. Build on the Systems Development Life Cycle model initially presented in the CPW 101 course to model and design systems using tools such as CRC cards and the Unified Modeling Language, which includes class, use case, and sequence diagrams. Discuss the theoretical and practical aspects of object orientation. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 143.
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Advanced Web Design

Item #
CPW 206
Total Credits
5

Provides demonstrations and practical exercises for using HTML and CSS to create attractive and well-formed web documents. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 118, CPW 120. For graphics students GTC 265 and GTC 273.
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Advanced Database Programming

Item #
CPW 210
Total Credits
5

Advanced database programming using a commercial relational database management system. Perform object creation, manipulation and control using SQL. Write simple and complex queries to solve problems. Create advanced objects like stored procedures and triggers. Explore non-relational systems and business intelligence.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 101, CPW 150.
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C++

Item #
CPW 218
Total Credits
5

Deals with learning programming using C++ as the primary language with a focus on problem-solving and introduction to object-oriented concepts and terms. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 143.
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Client-Side Web Programming

Item #
CPW 222
Total Credits
5

Introduces the fundamentals of working with JavaScript. Applies variables, objects, arrays, strings, conditional statements and external data to create dynamic, interactive web pages. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 118, CPW 120, CPW 142.
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Phone Programming

Item #
CPW 252
Total Credits
5

Covers the concepts involved with programming on the phone — source control, phone emulators, phone APIs, and deployment. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 143.
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