Overview

The Information Technology Degree prepares you to start or advance your IT career or to help you transfer seamlessly to a 4-year college. If you enjoy working with computers, earning an IT degree will help you turn that interest into a professional career. Alumni who specialize in the Software Development degree are now programmers, database administrators or web site programmers.

you will use the latest technologies and receive practical hands-on training to design and develop software applications. The program also prepares you for Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams.

Other topics of study include:

  • Object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Data structure and algorithms
  • Database design and management
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Windows forms programming
  • Web programming

Through team projects, a required internship, and capstone activities, you can find junior or entry-level positions such as:

  • Network Administrator
  • Applications Development Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Designer
  • Web Programmer
  • System Administrator
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Computer Support Consultant
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

Some graduates continue their formal education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree at another college. Others begin or continue their professional careers directly.

Information Technology Software Development Degree

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester
 ENGL 120MCCommunications: Mindful303
#IST 103CProgramming with Raspberry Pi223
#IST 106CIT Career Topics101
#IST 108CPersonal Computer Hardware and Software223
 PSYC 105CIntroduction to Psychology or
 SOCI 105CIntroduction to Sociology303
 13
Spring Semester
 ENGL 101MCEnglish Composition: Mindful404
#IST 110CProgramming Fundamentals223
#IST 113CIntroduction to Web Programming223
#IST 140CDatabase Design and Management223
 MATH 124CCollege Algebra404
 17
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester
 ENGL 102MCIntroduction to Literature: Mindful303
#IST 210CObject Oriented Programming223
#IST 218CMobile Application Development223
#IST 280CWindows Server Operating Systems223
#IST 293CIT Career Development122
 MATH 125CFinite Mathematics404
 18
Spring Semester
 ENGL 294MCCommunicating Mindfully Capstone101
#IST 215CAdvanced Windows Programming223
#IST 240CAdvanced Web Programming223
#IST 294CSenior IT Internship082
 XX xxxCScience Elective*324
 13
TOTAL CREDITS61

# Indicates major field courses.

* Students may take BIOL 159CSCI 104C SCI 107C, or SCI 110C.

CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR – Number of credit hours for the course

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61 Credits Required

55-60%

of students qualify for financial aid