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									                                                                                July 2007

                             Florida Department of Education
                                   CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

Program Title:                Computer Programming
Occupational Area:            Business
Program Classification:       PSV
Program Type:                 CCC
CIP Number:                   0507.030100
Length:                       33 College Credits
SOC Code:                     15-1021

NOTE: This document is marked up from the AS Degree program sheet, since all
college credit certificates must be a part of the path to the AS Degree.
Those items shown in strikeout font are changed from the 2000 AS Degree.
Those items shown in double strikeout font are components of the AS Degree
not a part of the 33 hour college credit certificate. Items in italics are
additions to the current 2000 Degree frameworks. The current college credit
certificate framework available online links to an incorrect document,
Business Computer Programming, which was deleted several years ago. The only
other significant change is that the AS Degree framework mentions “more than
one   programming language”, and the CCC framework mentions “at least one
programming language” in Outcome 4.

   I.     MAJOR CONCEPTS/CONTENT: The purpose of this program is to prepare
          students for employment as entry level programmers, programmer
          specialists,   computer   programmers,  senior  programmers,  chief
          business programmers, programmer analysts, and information systems
          programmers or to provide supplemental training for persons
          previously or currently employed in these occupations. The content
          prepares individuals to analyze business situations and to design,
          develop and write computer programs; to store, locate, and retrieve
          specific documents, data, and information; analyze problems using
          logic/analysis tools, code into computer language; test, monitor,
          debug, document and maintain computer programs.

   II.    LABORATORY ACTIVITIES: Laboratory activities are an integral part of
          this program and include the design and development of computer
          programs using specific computer programming languages, computers,
          and peripheral equipment.

          equipment are required for this program: computers, peripheral
          devices, productivity software, Browser software, software
          development tools, computer-based training tools, and other devices
          as indicated by specific course content .

          Preferred: Masters Degree in Field or Masters degree and 18 hours in
          field. Experience working in the field. Industry Certification in
          appropriate area.
          Minimum: Associate Degree in field. or Associate Degree with related work experience. Industry
          Certification where appropriate based on course content.
      WORK/LEARN CYCLES: The cooperative method of instruction including apprenticeship and
      internship is appropriate for this program. Whenever the cooperative method is offered, the following
      is required for each student: a training plan (signed by the student, teacher and employer) which
      includes instructional objectives and a list of on-the-job and in-school learning experiences; a work
      environment which reflects equipment, skills and tasks which are relevant to the occupation which the
      student has chosen as a career goal. It is recommended that the student receive monetary
      compensation, as well as credit, for work performed when appropriate given current job market

V.    DISTANCE LEARNING PRODUCTS: Effective distance learning in
      technical degree programs is sometimes difficult to accomplish due
      to the need for student participation in skills activities as part
      of the curriculum. However, there are distance learning tools that
      offer a variety of courses that utilize both synchronous and
      asynchronous tools to allow interaction with instructors, fellow
      students and practicing professional. Many text book publishers are
      now offering e-packs that coordinate with the text, and offer a
      variety of web-enhanced activities. Instructors have noticed
      increased success rates, as measured by percentage of students
      completing the course with a passing grade, when using materials
      integrated with the same text as used in traditional courses. The
      courses most adaptable to this type of format at the present time
      seem to be those dealing with computer literacy and computer
      applications.   Other features of quality distance learning products
         - Industry Standard curriculum that can lead to certification.
         - Pre-assessment components.
         - Assessment tools.
         - Multimedia environments.

VI.   SPECIAL NOTE: Industry certifications have become an important
      measure of success in the information technology fields. Whenever
      possible, current industry certifications should be addressed within
      the program. The traits and attitudes necessary for success within
      this program include: quality-orientation, logic reasoning ability,
      ability to learn, patience, self motivation, detail-orientation,
      ability to work within a team, professional ethics, reliability, and
      creativity. The typical length of this program for the average
      achieving student is an associate degree.

      Future Business Leaders of America (Secondary), Phi Beta      Lambda
      (Postsecondary), and Business Professionals of America (BPA) are the
      appropriate Career     Student Organizations (CSO) for providing
      leadership training and for reinforcing specific career skills.
      Career Student Organizations, when provided, shall be an integral
      part of the career and technical     instructional program, and the
      activities of such organizations are defined as part of the
      curriculum in accordance with Rule 6A-6.065, FAC.

      Federal   and   state   legislation    requires  the   provision  of
      accommodations for students with disabilities to meet individual
      needs and ensure equal access.      Adult students with disabilities
      must self-identify and request such services.         Students with
      disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as instructional
      methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and
      schedules learning environment, assistive technology and special
       communication   systems.     Documentation   of  the   accommodations
       requested and provided should be maintained in a confidential file.

VII.   INTENDED OUTCOMES: After successfully completing this program, the
       student will be able to:
       01.0 Perform data file activities.
       02.0 Perform analysis activities
       03.0 Perform program design activities
       04.0 Perform coding activities.
       05.0 Perform testing activities
       06.0 Perform user-training activities.
       07.0 Perform implementation activities.
       08.0 Perform user support activities.
       09.0 Perform evaluation activities.
       10.0 Demonstrate professional development skills.
       11.0 Demonstrate general organizational computing workplace
                         Florida Department of Education
                               CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

Program Title:     Computer Programming and Analysis

01.0 Perform Data File Activities – The student will be able to:
      01.01 Select the most efficient method of file organization for a given
      01.02 Identify security procedures to maintain integrity of files.

02.0 Perform analysis activities –The student will demonstrate proficiency in
     analysis of information technology systems and be able to:
      02.01 Communicate with users to ascertain system requirements.
      02.02 Define Develop information system requirements to accomplish
             specific task.
      02.03 Analyze and document user requirements.
      02.04 Evaluate alternatives solutions.
      02.05 Analyze and document system requirements.
      02.06 Create a plan for the design phase of an information technology
      02.07 Develop a timeline for system development.
      02.08 Communicate the plan.
      02.09 Develop systems specifications.
      02.10 Develop systems documentation.
      02.11 Evaluate system performance.
      02.12 Demonstrate understanding of technical and operational
             feasibility issues in determining a system solution.
      02.13 Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and application of information
             systems to accomplish specific job objectives.

03.0 Perform program design activities – The student will be able to
     demonstrate proficiency in design of information technology systems and:

      03.01 Demonstrate knowledge of computer concepts and terminology
      03.02 Demonstrate understanding of computer systems architecture
            including components, networked environments, and operating
      03.03 Develop design specifications.
      03.04 Select a feasible development environment.
      03.05 Validate design specifications.
      03.06 Document design.
      03.07 Communicate design specifications
      03.08 Develop prototype.

04.0 Perform coding activities -- The student will be able to demonstrate
    proficiency   in  software  fundamentals  including  control  and   data
    structures   utilizing   structured   and  object-oriented   programming
    methodologies and will be able to:

      04.01   Identify modules.
      04.02   Design module.
      04.03   Code module.
      04.04   Document module.
      04.05   Test module.
      04.06   Debugging code.
     04.07 Revise module code.
     04.08 Assemble modules.
     04.09 Demonstrate proficient use of programming development tools.

05.0 Perform testing activities -- The student will be able to:

     05.01   Develop test plan.
     05.02   Develop test data.
     05.03   Validate input(s).
     05.04   Perform test(s).
     05.05   Validate expected outcomes.
     05.06   Determine boundary test cases.
     05.07   Load test the system.
     05.08   Revise program code.
     05.09   Document results.

06.0 Perform user-training activities -- The student will be able to:
      06.01 Assist in development of user documentation.
      06.02 Assist in development of training plan.
      06.03 Demonstrate appropriate user training techniques.

07.0 Perform implementation activities -- The student will be able to:
      07.01 Develop an implementation plan.
      07.02 Install system.
      07.03 Validate system.
      07.04 Troubleshooting methodologies.
      07.05 Document implementation.

08.0 Perform user-support activities -- The student will be able to:
      08.01 Demonstrate proficient use of productivity software (word
            processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation) skills
      08.02 Demonstrate appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.
      08.03 Determine the customer needs using system analysis strategies
      08.04 Listen to the customer and ask appropriate questions
      08.05 Persist when dealing with difficult customers maintaining a
            professional demeanor.
      08.06 Provide suggested information technology solutions using
            knowledge base
      08.07 Understand how to research and understand specific corporate
      08.08 Use tact when dealing with customer and competitors.
      08.09 Maintain professional work ethics and follow policies and
      08.10 Respect customer work space/environment.
      08.11 Set realistic expectations when establishing deadlines for
            customer solutions
      08.12 Communicate action plan including timelines
      08.13 Recognize the existence of internal/external customers and follow
            appropriate guidelines for each

09.0 Perform evaluation activities -- The student will be able to:

     09.01   Review software development project plans
     09.02   Assess quality validity and performance of software systems.
     09.03   Identify improvements to software systems.
     09.04   Assist in revisions and enhancements of software systems.
     09.05   Assist in project evaluation.
     09.06 Recommend improvements.
     09.07 Provide feedback to management, users and peer groups.

10.0 Demonstrate professional development skills -- The student will be able

     10.01 Use on-line resources related to employee job requirements
     10.02 Understand the importance of continuing development activities
            such as reading industry journals and magazines; attending trade
            shows, seminars and other continuing professional development
            activities; participating in professional organizations and
            developing professional contacts for future projects.
     10.03 Develop insights and skills through structured experimentation
     10.04 Anticipate future industry trends.
     10.05 Understand the evolving nature of information technology systems
          and necessity of flexibility and willingness to implement needed
     10.06 Set career goals/directions.
     10.07 Build mentor relationships.

12.0 Demonstrate general organizational computing workplace competencies –
     The student will be able to:
      12.01 Follow oral and written instructions.
      12.02 Prepare, outline, and deliver a short oral presentation.
      12.03 Participate in analysis, design, coding, implementation and
           documentation activities as a team member and as a group leader.
      12.04 Utilize research skills to obtain appropriate information,
           graphics, and other data needed .
      12.05 Prepare visual material to support an oral presentation.
      12.06 Demonstrate self-motivation and responsibility to complete an
           assigned task.
      12.07 List the steps in problem solving.
      12.08 Choose appropriate action in situations requiring effective time
      12.09 Identify and discuss issues contained within professional codes
           of conduct.
      12.10 Identify and discuss software licensing issues.
      12.11 Identify and discuss property rights and licensing issues.
      12.12 Identify and discuss privacy issues.
      12.13 Identify and discuss encryption issues.
      12.14 Identify legal liability issues.

        ** Recommendations include the following:
        _ More than one programming language should be addressed in this
        _ Math general education should be incorporated into AS/AAS
        _ Technical Writing course should be addressed within the general
             education requirements.
                                  Appendix “A”
      Computer Programming & Analysis
      The purpose of this appendix is to illustrate the relationship
           between the Florida Department of Education Occupational
           Completions Points, and the objectives contained in this

            OCP Title                        Objectives
            A. Entry Level Programmer (9     01.01-2
            Credits)                         04.01-009

            B. Programmer Specialist (18     01.01-2
            credits)                         03.01-08

            C. Computer Programmer           01.01-2
                 Senior Programmer           02.01-03.01-08
                  (33 Credits)               04.01-009

Related CIP codes

Computer   Programming   and Analysis 0507030500 (AS)
Computer   Programming   and Analysis 1507030500 (AAS)
Computer   Programming   0507030100 (CCC 33 hours)
Computer   Programming   Specialist 0507030503 (CCC 18 hours)

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