A: If you are planning to get a Bachelor's degree in computer programming, you will be taking courses in a variety of computer science areas. The degree generally covers the broad spectrum of computer learning areas including database management and maintenance, desktop and workstation systems, desktop operating systems, networking, memory and storage, security systems and embedded systems. In addition, students enrolled in the four-year Bachelor's program experience key topics like these: databases, system analysis and Design, data structures, computer service, computer servicing and management, software, client/server applications, real-time computing, system configuration management and application deployment. However, the breadth and depth of this program are much greater than the scope of your Bachelor's degree.
A: Computer programmers are in high demand in the workforce. This is because they are needed in every industry and position. There are a variety of job opportunities in every industry. Therefore, the number of jobs available for bachelors with computer programming experience is relatively higher than for bachelor's degrees in any other field. For most employers, a bachelor's degree in computer programming is considered a qualified level of expertise for entry level positions.
B: Computer programming degree programs are offered at many community colleges and vocational/trade schools. You can find many online Bachelor's degree programs, as well. The advantage of online bachelor degree programs is that you can work at your own pace and on your own schedule. Of course, if you have children, you might need to consider the extra time and commitment that going back to school will require. Online classes also allow you to fit in responsibilities such as child care as part of your education.
C: A computer engineering or computer science major who wishes to be a software engineer must take programming bachelors. It is usually required that he or she earn an associate's degree prior to enrolling in a four-year degree program. In this case, the student is not qualified to apply for the bachelor of science degree in computer engineering. A bachelor's degree program in computer engineering is also usually shorter than the four-year degree program, though it may be of higher quality and require fewer credits.
D: The requirements for entering the workforce immediately after completing a bachelor's degree program in computer science are very low. Many companies do not require a bachelor's degree for entry-level jobs. As an example, some companies require candidates with experience in the field to apply for entry-level positions and train them on the job. Candidates without experience in the field may not . . . . . . get interviews, so they end up landing lower paying job positions. Computer programming degree programs give you the flexibility to be able to gain experience and land entry-level jobs quickly.
E: There are many job positions available in the field of computer programming, so be prepared to have more than one job lined up after completing your bachelor's degree. It is possible to work full-time, part-time, or even freelance by simply specializing in one or two computer programming jobs. This is how you gain enough working experience to enter the workforce as a programming professional. Some of the possibilities could include network administrators, web designers, support technicians, product development, testing professionals, and others. As long as you are qualified for the job, these positions will be waiting for you.