Programming and Web Development

The Programming and Web Development Department focuses on the writing and implementation of computer programs and prepares individuals to apply methods and procedures of software design and programming to software installation and maintenance. The coursework in our program is intended to provide students with fundamental computer science knowledge, experience with agile development methodologies, and a working knowledge of the myriad of development technologies used in industry. The curriculum includes instruction in software design, low- and high- level languages and program writing; program customization and linking; web design and authoring; prototype testing; troubleshooting; networking; database fundamentals and digital game design. Professional Communications and Management, as well as Entrepreneurship are also a vital part of this program. The department strives to provide its students with the employment skills and training to meet the challenges of a global economy and society. On-going efforts endeavor to keep current with industry trends relevant to equipment and practices in the area of computer systems and software.  Students are encouraged to work to their full potential and to develop not only the professional skills essential for successful employment, but also the work habits and personal traits necessary for a prosperous and enjoyable work experience.

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Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partners:

  • Worcester Housing Authority
  • National Grid
  • Wilson Learning
  • Percy’s TV and Appliance

Career Opportunities

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Game Designer
  • Software Programmer
  • Web Designer

 

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