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Program Description

Prepares learners to design and develop desktop and web software using leading object-oriented programming languages and related technologies with a focus on user-experience design. Graduates will be proficient in C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, will be able to apply current user-experience design standards 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: User Experience Specialist and Junior Web Designer. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the IT – Software Developer Associate Degree program.

Approximate Cost

$4,404
Tuition: $4083 , Books: $321

Starting Salary

$24,960–$48,000
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

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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.

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

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Write and use web and cloud-based services
  • Write secure, modular, scalable, testable and maintainable applications
  • Create applications for usability, user experience, and accessibility
  • Incorporate best practices of the Agile software development methodology
  • Apply existing knowledge to learning new languages and tools
  • Write software in object-oriented languages

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Software Tester
  • Software Trainer
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Programmer

Courses

The IT - Junior Developer Technical Diploma is a 26 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 3.00
COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00

* The credit for College 101 (10-890-165) is a College Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but 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.

Completing the IT - Junior Developer Technical Diploma Earns You:

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