2020-2021 Spring Edition 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applications Developer Associate of Science

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This program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as an Applications Developer. These workers develop and maintain software programs to meet specific business needs. The program emphasizes modern-day programming emphasizing both the most popular language Java and the fastest growing language Python. Also, the universally excepted SQL database language is covered. Students also have the option to pursue concentrations in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, along with video game design, web development, and specific Android/Apple mobile development.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify and perform all stages of the Systems Development Lifecycle
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of database communication language SQL
  • Successfully code, compile, execute, and debug programs in various programming languages


Course ID Title Units
CIMP 7A   Business Programming - Java–Beginning 3
CIMP 8A    Programming with Python 3
CIMW 105   Web Development and DB – Intro SQL and MySQL 3
  Select from Restricted Electives: 9-11



Restricted Electives: Select 9-11 units from the following courses.
CIM 1  or Computer Information Systems 4
CIM 10   Introduction to Information Systems 3
CIM 112   Microsoft Office 3
CIMA 104   Spreadsheets Excel 3
CIMA 204  * Advanced Spreadsheets - Excel 4
CIMP 3   Introduction to Video Game Design 3
CIMP 5  Business Programming I - Visual Basic 3.5
CIMP 7B  * Business Programming - Java–Advanced 3
CIMP 115  Business Programming–C# 3.5
CIMP 220   Android Mobile Apps – Beginner 3.5
CIMP 235  IPHONE & IPAD Programming Beginning 3.5
CIMP 241  Cloud Computing for Developers 3.5
CIMW 100A  * Web Site Development - HTML-Beginning 1.5
CIMW 160  Web Development - JavaScript, Frameworks, jQuery and AJAX 3
CIMW 250   Microsoft ASP.NET—Beginning 3.5
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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