Information Systems Technology – Software Development

 

Minimum credits: 68
Length: 4 semesters (2 years), if suggested full-time course sequence is followed.
Industry Certifications: Students can sit for the Java Foundations certification after the first semester and the Java SE 7 Programmer (1Z0-803) after the second semester.
Career opportunities: Graduates may enter the job market immediately or increase their earning potential by transferring to a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s in information technology.
Software Developer: $52,000-63,204 Job growth: 17% from 2014 to 2024
Computer Programmer: $39,798-79,840 *Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2015. BLS.gov
Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business
Contact: 434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

Program focuses on designing, creating, and maintaining desktop software. Coursework includes analyzing problems, creating solutions, writing code, testing solutions/programs, project management, production aspects, and updating projects. Students will learn core problem-solving skills, known as the “six steps to program problem-solving,? and how to use integrated development environments in today’s market.

Program Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Implement Information Technology skills required by software applications.
2. Apply methodologies to stay current in IT offerings, trends, and certifications.
3. Apply analytical and problem-solving skills for computer system designs, planning, and support.
4. Design, code, test, debug, and document software needed for computer system implementation and maintenance.
5. Apply current IT industry standards, protocols, and techniques.
6. Use instructional applications and material which could lead to industry certifications.

 

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