Programming Specialist Pathway

    Monday, December 5, 2022 06:56 AM - Tuesday, December 5, 2023 06:56 AM

Systems programming is a challenging discipline that requires attention to detail as well as a methodical approach and the ability to think logically through various scenarios and evaluate multiple possible outcomes. While there are many proprietary software and hardware platforms on the market, the purpose of the courses in the  Programming Specialist Pathway  is to equip learners with the critical knowledge and skills necessary to successfully write programs regardless of the particular software and hardware specified for a given project.

Additionally, successful integration projects require a thorough process of information gathering, comprehensive analysis of the client's needs, and thoughtful development of the system design and project plan. Some courses will also focus on the knowledge necessary to develop system designs that can support the connection, control, and automation of multiple subsystems. Also, best practices related to user interface design and the engineering process will be discussed.

Throughout the courses, learners will explore various program languages as well as the command syntax used for common program functions. Learners will also exercise critical thinking skills as they practice writing code examples and evaluating recommendations for efficient and effective coding practices. Learners will leave the Programming Specialist Pathway with the ability to explain the differences between control and automation, knowing the fundamental concepts of device-to-device (D2D) communication, having the ability to identify communication protocols and define common control and network devices.