IT Software DeveloperAssociate in Applied Science (AAS)
Almost no one is willing to go a whole day without using a favorite software program, go-to social media platform, or time-saving smartphone app. And nearly every industry and type of business now relies on computers to optimize communication and manage day-to-day operations. It’s no surprise that the world is witnessing a sharp increase in the demand for new software developers.
A Closer Look
Software developers are the creative minds behind the overall design process of computer programs and systems. Some also write code for these programs and systems. They may analyze user needs, recommend software upgrades, design apps and systems, create models to instruct coders, test software functionality, and document every aspect of an application or system for future maintenance and upgrades.
Some software developers do most of their work individually—building entire programs on their own—while others work as part of a development team.
What You'll Learn
Graduates of Mid-State’s IT Software Developer program have the skills needed to design, develop, and maintain software and software systems on a wide variety of computing devices and to meet the spectrum of business needs.
You’ll learn to create software to run on all platforms including network servers, desktop workstations, web pages, and Android and iOS mobile devices. You will use state-of-the-art equipment and work in teams to design, develop, test, and implement small-scale software systems for nonprofit organizations or simulated clients.
- Applications Developer
- Computer Programmer/Analyst
- Mobile Applications Developer
- Software Engineer
- Systems Developer
- Technical Architect
- Web Developer
The instructors in the IT Software Developer program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. Meet our full-time faculty!
Brent earned his MBA from UW-Oshkosh and has more than 10 years of experience working with IT in business settings, including two years’ experience as a programmer. Brent is a member of the Central Wisconsin Developers Group and is involved in the open source community. He is also obtaining a second master’s degree, in Software Engineering.
“I teach because I love to watch people when they finally understand something they have worked hard to learn.”