School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Software Development: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Troy, MI Campus

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This program exposes students to a variety of fundamental skills used in entry-level software development, software analysis and application design positions. Students will be exposed to various aspects of programming, databases, website design and the development of a software product.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that they can use to help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level programming, application design and software development positions, such as Web developer, systems analyst, database programmer or testing analyst. Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving software development.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to perform activities in different software development environments with typical platforms that support specific technologies and standards. These platforms are typically comprised of networked computers installed with software development tools. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating to the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 20 to 40 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Program Total 93.0
General Education Courses
CO2520 Communications+ 4.5
EN1320 Composition I+ 4.5
EN1420 Composition II+ 4.5
MA1210 College Mathematics I+ 4.5
MA1310 College Mathematics II+ 4.5
SP2750 Group Theory+ 4.5
Subtotal 27.0
Core Courses
NT1110 Computer Structure and Logic+ 4.5
PT1420 Introduction to Programming+ 4.5
SD1230 Introduction to Application Design and Development+ 4.5
SD1240 Creating Websites Using HTML and CSS+ 4.5
SD1340 Creating Websites Using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript+ 4.5
SD1420 Introduction to Java Programming+ 4.5
SD1430 Introduction to Mobile Operating Systems+ 4.5
SD2520 Introduction to Database and XML with jQuery+ 4.5
SD2550 Application Development Using Java I+ 4.5
SD2650 Application Development Using Java II+ 4.5
SD2670 Social Networking Applications and Technology+ 4.5
SD2799 Software Development Capstone Project+ 4.5
Subtotal 54.0
General Studies Courses
GS1140 Problem Solving Theory+ 4.5
GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 4.5
GS2745 Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 3.0
Subtotal 12.0

+In this program, this course may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the Internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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Nick Collins
Information Technology - Computer Network Systems
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2007
Omaha, NE

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