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Software Developer

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 60/62 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Software Developer degree program incorporates a wide range of concepts and techniques related to software development. Object-oriented programming skills are developed as students learn to design applications, develop code, test and debug programs. Courses in relational database principles and distributed-database systems offer experience with database concepts. Students learn how to create interactive websites that function on a variety of platforms, including mobile technologies. Students will be able to maintain existing applications. 

Software developers can work in a number of professional areas because almost all businesses use computer technology. Software developers commonly work with job titles such as software designers, software engineers, web developers, and programmers. 

Graduates may obtain employment as introductory programmers, programmer analysts, software developers, and web applications developers. 

Program OutComes:

Graduates will be able to

  1. Develop a functioning computer program using the Java programming language.
  2. Access data stored in a relational database.
  3. Appropriately use industry-standard programming terminology.
  4. Design, create, and debug a functioning web site of their own design.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
CISW 205Programming in C# 3.00
CISW 101Client-Side Script Language (day only)3.00
CISW 214Database Principles & Applications 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
CISN 200Client Operating Systems 3.00
 OR 
CISN 203Linux Operating Systems 3.00
CIST 106Software Productivity Tools 3.00
CISW 206Server Side Programming Languages 3.00
CISW 206Server Side Programming Languages (day only)3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
 OR 
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15/16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
VISC 115Digital Imaging 3.00
CIST 170Web Dev with Adobe Dreamweaver 3.00
CISW 201Object Oriented Programming I 3.00
CISW 214Database Principles & Applications 3.00
MATH 110Mathematics of Business 3.00
 OR 
 TAOC Category Three 
BIOL 110Human Ecology & Heredity 3.00
CHEM 105Principles of Biological Chemistry 3.00
PHYS 110Introduction to Astronomy 3.00
 OR 
 TAOC Category FOUR 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
CISW 202Object Oriented Programming II (day only)3.00
CISW 210E-Commerce Applications 3.00
CISW 217Mobile App Development 3.00
CIST 260CIS Internship 3.00
 OR 
VISC 122Web Design 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
 OR 
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00