Programming & Application Development: NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Programming & Application Development

If you are tech savvy and want to start a career in computer programming, there are several pathways for you at NWACC. An associate degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop useful, productive, and even entertaining software for all types of computers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Take an idea from concept to reality
  • Develop applications for desktop and laptop computers
  • Create engaging user interfaces for their applications
  • Develop applications using a variety of development tools and programming languages
  • Develop reliable applications


CISQ 1103 Intro to Computer Information
PROG 1003 Intro to Programming Logic
ENGL 1013 Composition I
MATH (check with your advisor)

PROG 1103 GUI Programming
CISM 1433 SQL Concepts
ENGL 1023 Composition II
CISM 1303
NTWK 2014 Networking and Info Systems

PROG 1403 JAVA Programming
PROG 1203 C (plus) (plus) Programming
ISM 1503 Spreadsheet Analysis (EXCEL)
ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting I
ECON (check with your advisor)

BADM 2703 Internship Experience
PROG 2413 Java Programming II
PROG 2203
OSIM 1103 Business Communications
BLAW 2013 Legal Envirmnt of Business I

Degree, Transfer Options, and Careers:

Many courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.

Those who pursue a degree in Application Development may find job opportunities in the following occupations:

  • Application Developer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Specialist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Developer