Where in Oregon Can I Take Courses in Computer Programming?

Find out which Oregon schools offer computer programming courses and degrees. See requirements and school information for the programs offered by four schools throughout the state. Schools offering Computer Programming degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

You can learn everything from scripting languages to web development and software engineering in computer programming classes offered through these Oregon colleges. Keep reading to see if one of these certificate, associate's degree or bachelor's degree programs is right for you.

What You Need to Know

Students in Oregon interested in taking classes in computer programming may elect to complete a certificate, associate's, or bachelor's degree program in the field. Certificates can be completed in as little as one semester or require up to one year to finish; certificates are offered by public schools in Oregon, both two-year and four-year. An associate's degree related to computer programming is also offered by at least two community colleges in the state and requires about two years to earn. Finally, students may choose to earn a bachelor's degree in the field; baccalaureate degrees are offered by at least two public universities in Oregon and require about four years of study.

Computer Programming Certificate Programs in Oregon

Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College's computer programming certificate program is geared toward aspiring business-application programmers. You'll study an array of languages, including Java, Visual Basic, C++, and JavaScript. You can also expect to take a course in scripting languages and you'll have the choice to take a class in either personal effectiveness or introductory business.

  • Program Name: Computer Programming Certificate
  • Program Length: About one year
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $4,230 for in-state students; $11,520 for out-of-state students
  • Requirements: Placement test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 11,100 students (all undergraduate)

Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University offers two computer programming certificates designed to prepare you for entry-level programming careers. The computer programming I certificate is comprised of only 12 credit hours and focuses on computer science foundations and data structures. The computer programming II certificate builds on the topics covered in the programming I courses and consists of 15 credit hours in classes like C++, systems analysis, and software engineering.

  • Program Name: Certificate in Computer Programming
  • Program Length: 1-2 semesters
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $7,764 for in-state students; $17,979 for out-of-state students
  • Prerequisites: The Certificate in Computer Programming I is a prerequisite for the Certificate in Computer Programming II
  • Requirements: Programming Aptitude Test, Math Accuplacer
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 3,350 undergraduate and roughly 300 graduate students

Associate's Degree Computer Programming Programs in Oregon

Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College offers an associate's degree in conjunction with a computer programming certificate. You'll study several different programming languages while working toward a two-year applied science degree focused on information systems. Courses in this program include digital literacy, database management, and fundamentals of scripting language.

  • Program Name: Associate in Applied Science in Computer Systems and Information with a Computer Programming Certificate
  • Program Length: Two years full time
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $4,230 for in-state students; $11,520 for out-of-state students
  • Requirements: Placement test (if a minimum score isn't met, courses in keyboarding, intermediate algebra, composition, microcomputer applications and college textbook reading may be required)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 11,100 students (all undergraduate)

Lane Community College

Lane Community College's computer programming associate's degree program is designed to train students to become entry-level software developers. This program will instruct you in how to design, test, and troubleshoot computer programs, games, and databases. Courses include problem-solving with computers, operating systems, database SQL programming, and web development. You'll also complete a cooperative education program.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming
  • Program Length: Two years full time
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $4,047 for in-state students; $9,213 for out-of-state students
  • Requirements: Placement test
  • School Type: 2-year public; about 9,200 students (all undergraduate)

Bachelor's Degree Computer Programming Programs in Oregon

Eastern Oregon University

The bachelor's degree in computer science at Eastern Oregon University offers a wide range of courses in programming, including Unix, C++, and object-oriented programming. You'll also study topics like data structures, software development, networking, and computing theory. You may also participate in a practicum.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science/Multimedia with a concentration in computer science
  • Program Length: Four years full time
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016):$7,764 for in-state students; $17,979 for out-of-state students
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 3,350 undergraduate and roughly 300 graduate students

Oregon State University

Oregon State University's computer science bachelor's program allows you to choose from three computer science options: applied computer science, information systems, and computer systems. While all of these options incorporate instruction in programming languages, the computer systems option is specifically geared toward students pursuing programming careers. You can also expect to learn about databases, operating systems, algorithm analysis, networking, and software engineering. Additionally, you may take elective classes in specialized subjects, like graphics and artificial intelligence.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Field of Study Options: Computer systems, information systems, applied computer science
  • Program Length: Four years full time
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $10,107 for in-state students; $28,767 for out-of-state students
  • Requirements: High school diploma with a 3.0 GPA and classes in English (4 years), math (3 years), social studies (3 years), science (3 years) and a foreign language (2 years)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 23,900 undergraduate and almost 5,000 graduate students

In summary, there are several public schools in Oregon that offer certificate, associate's degree and bachelor's degree programs related to computer science and programming that can be completed in 1, 2 or 4 years.

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