Computer Programming

Computer Programming Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

One-on-one and hands-on instruction in the computer science fundamentals, including real-world assignments, will give you the edge after graduation.

  • Overview
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    Computers, today, literally run the world. Or, at least their programmers do.

    If you’re interested in computer science and the behind-the-scenes roles of programmers, you can work toward an associate degree in applied science with a computer programming option at Oklahoma City Community College.

    OCCC provides a strong foundation in computer science and is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

    Complete your online community college admissions application today!

  • Overview
    Programming code overlayed on top of keyboard

    Computers, today, literally run the world. Or, at least their programmers do.

    If you’re interested in computer science and the behind-the-scenes roles of programmers, you can work toward an associate degree in applied science with a computer programming option at Oklahoma City Community College.

    OCCC provides a strong foundation in computer science and is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

    Complete your online community college admissions application today!

  • Highlights
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    At OCCC, you’ll learn the tools and techniques used by professional programmers:

    • Theory, systems analysis and program design using languages like Java, C++, Visual Basic and C# are just a few of the courses you’ll take in addition to your basics.
    • Some general traits of programmers include being reliable, organized and detail-oriented.
    • Since math is an integral component in this field, it helps to be good with numbers.
    • Receive one-on-one and hands-on instruction in the computer science fundamentals, including real-world assignments.
    • Choose from daytime, evening and information technology online classes.
    • Have access to the OCCC Student Computer Center with more than 100 computers and IT tutors.
    • Work inside dedicated labs with the latest information technology.
  • Degree Options
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    Computer Programming Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College:

  • Courses
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    Computer Programming Courses at Oklahoma City Community College:

    Whether you are on campus or online, you will work with state-of-the-art technology in a top program. OCCC faculty continually monitor current trends in software, hardware and the workforce so you’re up-to-date and up to the task when you head into the job market.

    • Programming
    • Web Site Development
    • Oracle
    • SQL Server
    • Java
    • Visual Basic
    • Principles of Information Security
    • Computer-Based Information Systems
    • C++
    • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Faculty
    James Bothwell

    James Bothwell


    Professor of Computer Science

    Web Application interest group facilitator (Android and iOS)21 Years of Telecommunications Software DevelopmentBS PhysicsMS Computer SciencePhD Geography (Geographic Information Systems)GIS Activities:Papers:Bothwell, James and Yuan, May (2010). 'Apply concepts of fluid kinematics to represent continuous space-time fields in temporal GIS', Annals of GIS, 16: 1, 27 — 41Presentations:Poster: “Exploring Climate Patterns Embedded in Global Climate Change Data”.  2006 Meeting of the American Meteorological Society Presentation: “Ecological Zone Perturbations Embedded in IPCC Climate Change Scenarios”. 2006 Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers meeting.Poster: “A kinematic representation of spatiotemporal scalar fields to support mining dynamics in data output from general circulation models”. 2007 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.Presentation: “Mapping the kinematics of Geographical scalar data fields”. 2008 American Association of Geographers meeting.Presentation: "Representation and Analysis of Geographic Kinematics: Using Temperature Data from General Circulation Models as an Example". 2010 American Association of Geographers meeting.Presentation: "The effect of sampling percentage on a spatiotemporal representation". 2011 American Association of Geographers meeting.

     
    Vicki Gibson

    Vicki Gibson


    Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science

    M.Ed., Southwestern Oklahoma State University B.S., Cameron University

     
    Al Heitkamper

    Al Heitkamper


    Professor of Computer Science/Cyber Security

    Certifications:CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security ProfessionalG7799/G2700 - GIAC Certified ISO-27000 SpecialistACE - AccessData Certified Examiner

     
    Haifeng Ji

    Haifeng Ji


    Professor of Computer Science

    Since 2002, Haifeng Ji has served as Professor of Computer Science at Oklahoma City Community College. He has taught numerous computer classes and served on several institutional committees.  He is also a sponsor for the International Student Association at OCCC. He earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

     
    Sara Mathew

    Sara Mathew


    Professor of Computer Science

    I have been teaching here at the college for about 14 years.  I have taught both programming and non-programming classes , but I really enjoy teaching programming classes. Programming can be fun...once you learn to love it!! Educational Qualifications: M.A. - University of Madras B.A. - Calcutta University Advanced Systems Management - NIIT

     
    Anita Philipp

    Anita Philipp


    Professor of Computer Science

    Masters: University of Oklahoma Bachelors: St. Norbert College (DePere WI) Additional Coursework: University of Central OklahomaAwards and Certifications--NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)  Excellence in Teaching Award - May 2010--Blackboard's Greenhouse Project - Judge for Exemplary Courses - 2007--OGEC (Oklahoma Global Education Consortium   Teaching Award for Incorporation of Global Awareness - October 2003--OCCC's Faculty of the Year Excellence Award - August 2003--WebCT International Winner in Exemplary Online Course Project - May 2003--ACIIE (American Council for International/Intercultural Awareness)  Honorable Mention for Best Practice - April 2003--NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)  Excellence in Teaching Award - May 1999--OCCC's First Online Course - January 1997

     
    Mary Williams

    Mary Williams


    Professor of Computer Science

    Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma Bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma

     
  • After OCCC
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    What You Can Do with a Computer Programming Degree from Oklahoma City Community College:

    By choosing the associate degree program in computer programming at Oklahoma City Community College, you could be on your way to becoming a:

    • Software engineer
    • Software developer
    • Web programmer
    • Database programmer
    • Game programmer
    • Systems engineer
    • Programmer analyst  

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on computer science classes. Thanks to the nature of the computer programming degree program, OCCC offers both evening courses and online courses.

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