Software Developer Degree

Next term starts August 5th 2019

Get started by talking to one of our Admissions Representatives.

Next term starts August 5th 2019

Get started by talking to one of our Admissions Representatives.

Explore Our Software Developer Degree

Software development is the process of designing, programming, testing and maintaining software and applications. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Software Development, you’ll be able to see software and applications from their initial conception to its final product.

In this program you will learn software design, layers of software architecture, programming languages, hardware and software, internet architecture, app development, web development, systems development and administration, client/server architecture, data structures, data modeling, and databases.

Software Developer Degree Program Details

Our AAS in Software Development is available in person and also available 100% online. Learn more about the program below.

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What You'll Learn

The ASD program presents the fundamentals of software design and highlights the distinctions between historically significant programming paradigms. Topics covered include software design, layers of software architecture, programming languages, hardware and software, Internet architecture, app development, web development, systems development and administration, client/server architecture, data structures, data modeling, and databases.

The scope of material will range from the origins of the modern programming era, to long-standing technologies which continue to be a
primary force in modern operations, through to newer technologies which are in high demand. Students will be empowered to understand the everexpanding world of software engineering technologies, their place in that world, and how best to guide themselves to their individual goals upon completion.

  • Analyze users’ needs, then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers' existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of the application or system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create flowcharts and other models that instruct programmers how to write the software’s code
  • Ensure that the software continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of the application or system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software
  • Demonstrate speaking, listening, writing, reading and research skills to be able to document a project scope or create a user manual for a new database in the IT field.
  • Enhance and examine human thought processes and behaviors in diverse populations, cultures and technical IT settings.
  • Develop analytical, critical thinking, quantitative and problemsolving skills for subnetting, and probability for estimating risks of downtime/uptime.

Careers in Software Development

Roles in software development are in high demand thanks to the software, applications and systems needed to power and innovate our interconnected world. Future job outlook is positive according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, who projects the employment of software developers to grow 24 percent while demand for application and systems developers to grow 31 percent and 11 percent in the next ten years..

Graduates of our software development program will be able to fill these specific roles in various software, application and systems areas.

  • Systems Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Backend Software Developer
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Associate Web Developer

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