Cheyenne students have limited options when choosing a school for computer programming studies. Based on technology services, student-to-faculty ratio and number of degrees and certificates awarded in the field of study, the following college is considered a top school in Cheyenne for computer programming:
- Winner: Laramie County Community College is the only Cheyenne-based postsecondary institution of any kind to provide computer programming studies. Students can choose from two certificate programs or two associate's degree programs in computer programming.
School Info Chart
|Category||Laramie County Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,736 (in state); $6,528 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer Programming Programs Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Computer Programming Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||34*|
|Most Popular Computer Programming Award in 2012-2013||Associate's degree (22 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||14%*|
|Noteworthy||The college's technology services allow students to borrow laptop computers and receive discounts for Dell and Microsoft products**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Laramie County Community College
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Laramie County Community College
- 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Computer labs and classrooms equipped with advanced technology
- Associate's degree program can satisfy the first two years of study in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program at the University of Wyoming
Laramie County Community College enrolls more than 4,700 students in nearly 70 associate's degree and 24 certificate programs. The Division of Business, Agriculture and Computer Technology offers 2-year degree programs in computer science and computer information systems as well as certificates in programming, computer technician and office applications specialist.
Programmer, Computer Technician and Office Applications Specialist Certificate programs all provide coursework in or relating to computer programming. Topics addressed in these programs could include programming languages, Web authoring and word processing. Any of these certificates can be taken as an area of specialization in the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems program. The curriculum of that 2-year program includes courses in programming, networking, business and Linux systems. In addition to 20 credit hours in general education courses, students take introductory courses in business, computer science and information management.
The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science program includes hands-on experience. Requiring 65 credit hours, the program includes general education courses along with calculus and computer science courses. Students can choose to take a programming elective. Graduates should be familiar with computer languages and computer operating systems.