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
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.