program overview

information technology - software development

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* this program is financial aid eligible.
the information technology (it) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

course work includes development of a student's ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. the program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.
  • design and develop software solutions based on user needs and requirements
  • create, modify, and test code and computer applications
  • develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve data and information
  • design, implement, and administer computer databases

find information about credit by exam and academic credit for professional credentials.

view the open lab schedule/online assistance.

spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees


degree type

associate in applied science (aas)


main campus

credit hours


program stats

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average salary

outline of person

average class size


estimated completion time

18-19 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
aca-122 college transfer success 1
cis-110 introduction to computers 3
csc-121 python programming 3
csc-151 java programming 3
csc-152 sas 3
csc-251 advanced java programming 3
csc-253 advanced c# programming 3
cti-110 web, programming, and database, foundation 3
cti-120 network and security foundation 3
cts-115 information systems business concepts 3
dba-110 database concepts 3
dba-120 database programming i 3
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
eng-112 writing and research in the disciplines 3
mat-143 quantitative literacy 3
nos-120 linux/unix single user 3
wbl-110 world of work 1
wbl-111 work-based learning i 1
web-110 internet/web fundamentals 3
web-151 mobile application development i 3