Program Description

The IT - Software Developer Associate Degree program 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.

Approximate Cost

$10,987
Tuition: $10348 , Books: $639

Starting Salary

$36,670–$60,000
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

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Availability

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.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

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

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Integrate data technologies
  • Develop software applications
  • Develop technical documentation
  • Implement a team-based software development methodology
  • Navigate in a software development environment
  • Design software systems

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

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

Courses

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.

4 terms (Full-time)

First Term

IT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS C 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS A 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS B 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS C 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 A 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 B 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 C 1.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 3.00
COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 3.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING A 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING B 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING C 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL A 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL B 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL C 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Third Term

SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE 3.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN A 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN B 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN C 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 A 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 B 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 C 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3.00
MOBILE PROGRAMMING 3.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT A 1.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT B 1.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT C 1.00

Fourth Term

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT 3.00
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING A 1.00
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING B 1.00
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING C 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 A 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 B 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 C 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT A 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT B 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT C 1.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

12 terms (Part-time)

Year 1

Fallerim
IT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
Fall
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS C 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 A 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 B 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 C 1.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00
Winterim
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
Spring
COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 3.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING A 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING B 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING C 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS A 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS B 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS C 1.00

Year 2

Summer
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
Fall
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 3.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL A 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL B 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL C 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 A 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 B 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 C 1.00
Winterim
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
Spring
SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE 3.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN A 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN B 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN C 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 A 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 B 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 C 1.00

Year 3

Summer
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3.00
Fall
MOBILE PROGRAMMING 3.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT A 1.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT B 1.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT C 1.00
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING A 1.00
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING B 1.00
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING C 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT A 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT B 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT C 1.00
Winterim
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
Spring
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT 3.00

19 terms (Part-time)

Year 1

Summer
MATH & LOGIC 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
Fallerim
IT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
Fall
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS C 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 A 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 B 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 C 1.00
Winterim
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
Spring
COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 3.00
DATA CONCEPTS A 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS B 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS C 1.00

Year 2

Summer
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING A 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING B 1.00
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING C 1.00
Fallerim
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN A 1.00
Fall
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 3.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL A 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL B 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL C 1.00
Winterim
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN B 1.00
Spring
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 A 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 B 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 C 1.00

Year 3

Fallerim
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN C 1.00
Fall
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 A 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 B 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 C 1.00
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3.00
Winterim
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING A 1.00
Spring
SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Year 4

Summer
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
Fallerim
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING B 1.00
Fall
MOBILE PROGRAMMING 3.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT A 1.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT B 1.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT C 1.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
Winterim
ADVANCED .NET PROGRAMMING C 1.00
Spring
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT 3.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT A 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT B 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT C 1.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

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:

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.
 
For additional information, please visit our Accreditation page.

Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Bellevue University Online Information and Media Technology
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Computer Science with Software Design Emphasis
Minnesota State University - Moorhead B.S. in Operations Management
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
Upper Iowa University Information Technology
UW Milwaukee B.S. in Information Science and Technology (BSIST)
UW Stevens Point Computer Information Systems - Application Development
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

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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