IT - Software Development Specialist Overview
The IT - Software Development Specialist technical diploma prepares individuals to provide technical assistance in resolving software-based computer problems in today’s digital office environments.
Part of a career pathway, the IT - Software Development Specialist technical diploma credits apply toward the IT - Software Developer associate degree if you choose to continue your education. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.
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Just the Facts
IT - Software Development Specialist
Technical Support Specialist
CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.// Program Scorecard
IT - Software Development Specialist professionals make an average starting salary of $64,480.
Continuing Their Education
86% of recent IT - Software Development Specialist graduates have continued their education beyond this degree.
There are 81 job openings in the CVTC district for the IT - Software Development Specialist industry.
* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the IT - Software Development Specialist program.
Web 1 - HTML & CSS
Students work with a text editor and a browser to develop web pages from scratch using HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control color, layout, text, and images. Responsive design principles and accessibility standards are incorporated to ensure web sites are usable and professional-looking.
This course provides an in-depth look into fundamental computer programming concepts including: variables, input-processing-output, if- then-else logic, for loops, while loops, array processing, and functions. With an emphasis on hands-on activities, students use pseudocode and flowcharting tools to build problem-solving skills.
This course introduces students to the concepts of relational database management and beginning SQL. Students practice creating, populating, manipulating, and querying multi-table relational databases using the SQLite database.
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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
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IT - Network Specialist, Associate Degree
IT - Software Developer, 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.// Explore Continuing Ed Opportunities
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