Computer Information Technology: Application/Web Programming, Specialized Diploma


Northampton's Computer Information Technology program prepares you for employment upon graduation. The first year of the program is designed to provide a strong foundation in basic PC applications, operating systems and client-side scripting. You can then choose from several options for specialization, depending upon your area of interest.

The associate's degree in Computer Information Technology may be completed in two years of full-time study with day and evening classes, or in three or four years of part-time study. If you wish, you can also complete multiple specializations. For example a student can complete both the networking and security options. Doing so will add an additional one year of full time study. In this example, a student will finish with two associate's degrees. The program also offers a specialized diploma for those students who may already have college degrees but are now seeking to retrain for the Information Technology workforce. 


A specialized diploma in Application/Web Programming is an excellent option for students interested in obtaining the skills needed for a career in web and application development without completing a full associate's degree. It is an ideal solution for those with a degree wanting to update their skills or change careers. This program presents a broad range of courses which will position the holder for entry level jobs in programming for the PC, the Web, or mobile devices as well as database management. Application/Web Programming Specialized Diploma is intended for part-time study.

Career Potential: Completion of this specialized diploma prepares you for the positions of entry-level programmer and database programmer.


Graduates of the program will:

  • Gain fundamental and comprehensive understanding of the current field of computing upon which future growth within the field can be realized.
  • Gain computer competencies necessary to compete in the business world.
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate computing problems and explore options for their solutions.
  • Use effective approaches for problem solving and data modeling.
  • Gain experience in solving problems related to business computing and implementing these solutions.
  • Develop awareness of the ethical concerns of computing professionals.


First Semester

COLS101College Success

1 credits

CISC100Information Technology Fundamentals

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:5

Second Semester

CISC128Client-side Scripting

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Third Semester

CISC257Server-side Scripting

4 credits

CISC270Database Systems

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Fourth Semester

CISC208Mobile Development

4 credits

CISC150Object-oriented Programming

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 25