IT Software Developer

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose IT Software Developer?

  • You want to work with leading-edge technology and development techniques to create the applications that run business.
  • Software developers are the creative minds behind the design of computer programs and systems.
  • You enjoy working with computers and desire to know how to make them work for you on a deeper level.
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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.

Program Locations

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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, and web pages. 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 and actual clients.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,445.50
  • Books: $1,066.30
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $10,511.80

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10804135 Quantitative Reasoning 3
  10152121 Object-Oriented Programming 1  3
  10152150 Web Design 1  3
  10152101 Intro to Programming  3
  10801195 Written Communication 3
-or- 10801136 English Composition 1  3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10152159 User Experience Design 3
  10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication  3
-or- 10801198 Speech  3
  10152174 Collaborative Application Development 3
  10156101 Database Concepts and Design 3
  10152122 Object-Oriented Programming 2 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10152160 Introductory Mobile Application Development 3
  10152155 Web Programming 1 3
  10152175 Software Architecture 3
  10156102 SQL Development 3
  10801197 Technical Reporting 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10809166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application  3
  10809198 Introduction to Psychology  3
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology  3
  10152158 Web Programming 2 3
  10152176 Application Development Capstone 3
  10152161 Intermediate Mobile Application Development 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
  Program Total   60 Credits



Brent holds an MBA from UW–Oshkosh and a master of software engineering from North Dakota State University. He has held numerous management and developer roles in the insurance, banking, software, and service industries. Brent is also a member of the Central Wisconsin Developers Group and the Big Data Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning Group.

“I love to teach because I love to watch people when they finally understand something they have worked very hard to learn.”


Jason earned his master of science in computer information systems from University of Phoenix. With 15 years of experience in software development for the paper, banking, and insurance industries, he has a strong grasp of Agile Development, SDLC, web-based systems development with ASP.Net, Microsoft SQL server, SQL queries, stored procedures, triggers, client-side web scripting, HTML, CSS, and a comprehensive list of programming languages.

“The moment you see a student grasp a concept and realize they have an ability that wasn't present before, that the future has opened up—that is why I teach.”


  • Computer Applications Engineer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Apprenticeship
  • Applications Developer
  • Computer Programmer/Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Developer
  • Technical Architect
  • Web Developer



High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

“Mid-State’s IT Software Developer program is more than simply learning to write programs. It helps you become an indispensable member of any team.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

TransferDual CreditCredit for Prior Learning

IT Software Developer Program Pathway