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IT - Software Developer Overview

Join the software revolution that is reshaping our world! Software developers are in high demand with a variety of skills ranging from building a website or application, supporting a business system, interfacing into other electronic devices, to writing a report against a database. As a software developer you are the architect and builder of a virtual environment that people utilize for productivity, services, and entertainment. You are a business professional who helps businesses compete in a global market.

The IT Software Developer program is hands-on in a collaborative learning environment. You will work individually and in groups on a variety of programming challenges and projects. 

You'll learn to:

  • Develop dynamic Web applications using state-of-the-art tools: HTML/CSS, ASP.NET, JSP, JavaScript, and PHP
  • Manage data and databases using SQL, MS Access, SQLite SQL Server, and MySQL
  • Design and write computer programs using Java, C#.NET, and Visual Basic.Net
  • Analyze business processes and apply solutions with Agile software development and industry-standard reporting tools such as Crystal Reports
  • Utilize operating systems and platforms, including UNIX, Windows, and Mac OS X

The software developer program also helps you develop valuable workplace skills including; time management, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and environmental awareness.

Throughout the Software Developer Associate Degree, you will earn the Software Development Specialist Technical Diploma. This coursework automatically applies to both credentials as you progress through the associate degree program.

Career Opportunities

Computer Engineer

Information Systems Quality Assurance

Integration Developer

Programmer Analyst

Software Developer

Support Specialist

Just the Facts

IT - Software Developer
62 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //
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Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
August and January

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,283

Term 2

$

2,725

Term 3

$

2,239

Term 4

$

2,114

Books

$

1,047

Estimated Total:  $10,408

 

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

 

Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the IT - Software Developer program.

.NET Application Development
In this course you will learn the Visual Basic or C# language using ADO.NET for database interaction, develop subs and functions, and develop objects and classes.

Java Web Programming
Students will write programs using the latest Sun Java release. The class focuses on the use of advanced Java features necessary for real world business applications.

Database-Driven Web Design/Development
Students will explore topics in server-side web development using PHP. Students will get hands-on experience in the PHP environment with database applications using PHP and MySQL, sessions, cookies, string-handling, and other related topics.

IT - Software Developer Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

// Program Outcomes

 

$49K
Yearly Salary

Our recent IT - Software Developer graduates reported an average starting salary of $49,207.

 

29
Regional Jobs

There are 29 job openings in the CVTC district for the IT - Software Developer industry.

 

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Credits to Other Institutions

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Focus On Student Success

CVTC graduates have practical training and possess a wide variety of skills due to exposure to core IT coursework and the focused learning experience that the CVTC IT programs provide. CVTC graduates have been exposed to real industry experiences, are confident in their career choices and have a real passion for their field. Graduates from CVTC programs have experience on current systems as well as the foresight to know when a new technological advancement may benefit our organization.

Nicole, NBI, Inc.

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Degrees & Diplomas

IT - Network Specialist, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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