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Program Description

Prepares learners to design and develop desktop, web and mobile software using leading object-oriented programming languages and related technologies. Graduates will be proficient in C#, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and SQL, and will be prepared for success in any contemporary software development language/environment. Graduates will be able to support the software development needs of businesses in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, finance and software publishing. Potential occupations include: Software Developer, Software Engineer, Web Developer, Programmer/Analyst, Systems Analyst and Software Architect.

Approximate Cost

Tuition: $10417 , Books: $731

Starting Salary

Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid



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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau
at Antigo
at Medford
at Phillips
at Spencer
at Wittenberg
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Integrate with and write web and cloud-based services
  • Develop secure desktop, web and mobile applications
  • Write modular, scalable, testable and maintainable applications
  • Design application and web user interfaces for usability
  • Design databases and create data-driven applications
  • Apply best practices of the Agile software development methodology
  • Work effectively on a software development team
  • Apply existing knowledge to learning new languages and tools
  • Write software applications using leading programming languages


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Software Engineer
  • Database Specialist
  • Software Architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Programmer


The IT - Software Developer Associate Degree is a 64 Credit program. In addition to our full-time option, we offer twelve- and nineteen-term part-time options.

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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this IT - Software Developer Associate Degree:

Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Bellevue University Online Information and Media Technology
Colorado State University - Global Business Management
Colorado State University - Global Human Services
Colorado State University - Global Information Technology
Colorado State University - Global Project Management
Lakeland University Accounting
Lakeland University Business Administration
Lakeland University Communication
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Criminal Justice
Lakeland University Food Safety and Quality
Lakeland University Hospitality Management
Lakeland University Management Information System
Lakeland University Marketing
Lakeland University Organizational Management
Lakeland University Psychology
Milwaukee School of Engineering Bachelor of Business Administration in Technical Sales
Minnesota State University-Moorhead B.S. in Operations Management
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Purdue University Global BS in Business Administration
Purdue University Global BS in Health Care Administration
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
Upper Iowa University Information Technology
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Milwaukee B.S. in Information Science and Technology (BSIST)
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership
UW Stevens Point Computer Information Systems - Application Development
UW Stevens Point Computer Information Systems - Application Development 4 year plan
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management
UW Stout Information and Communication Technologies
Western Governors University B.S. in Computer Science
Western Governors University B.S. in Data Management/Data Analytics
Western Governors University B.S. in Information Technology
Western Governors University B.S. in Network Operations and Security
Western Governors University B.S. in Software Development

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. The $30.00 application fee is being waived at this time.

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Then, submit one of the following

Documentation can be sent via email to, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.

  • High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.
  • ACT composite score of 18 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.
  • Accuplacer scores. Score requirements vary by program and version of the Accuplacer test that was taken. For more details, please contact Admissions. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.
  • College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.

If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.

What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.