Programming & Mobile Applications

Offered through Ingham ISD

This program is offered through Ingham ISD in partnership with Baker College. Completion of the program will result in students receiving 61 credits toward a Computer Science degree at Baker College.

Program Description

When it’s time to take the knowledge learned at the Wilson Talent Center into the real world, students will be able to
compete in today’s most exciting careers such as game designer, programmer, software engineer, application developer, robotics engineer, website developer or even start their own business. The State of Michigan has a shortage of IT professionals. Approximately 18,100 jobs in IT-related industries are available statewide. This course prepares students to be the brightest and best at these careers.

Student learning outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Gain real business experience through work on customer projects, resumé and portfolio development, interview preparation

  • Earn college credit as well as high school math and elective credit

  • Gain the skills that colleges and employers require

  • All skills, projects and software used in class are reviewed by an advisory group of local IT experts to ensure students learn the skills needed to be successful

  • Utilize skills obtained to compete with other students through Business Professionals of America, a national student leadership organization

Program Location

Wilson Talent Center

Careers

Computer & Information Systems Manager
Computer Programmer
Software Developer

Median Wage

Computer & Information Systems Manager: $66.93 hourly
Computer Programmer: $39.54 hourly
Software Developer: $51.73 hourly

Employment Outlook

Computer & Information Systems Manager: 10-14%
Computer Programmer: -2% or lower
Software Developer: 10-14%

Certifications

JAVA Associate
JAVA Programmer
JAVA Developer

Success Indicators

Familiar with basic computer skills and application of skills to solve business problems, detailed oriented, an analytical thinker, action oriented, dependable and effective in team setting.