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.


  • Design software systems. 
  • Implement a team-based software development methodology. 
  • Navigate in a software development environment. 
  • Integrate data technologies. 
  • Develop software applications. 
  • Develop technical documentation. 

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
  10151162 Secure Software Applications 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
  Program Total   60 Credits



Brent is an accomplished IT professional with over two decades of experience and a strong academic background. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics, economics, and computer information systems, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a master's degree in software engineering from North Dakota State University. Since 2014, Brent has served as a software development instructor at Mid-State, where he brings his knowledge in technology, management, and service industries to provide students with a comprehensive education. His teaching philosophy centers on empowering students with the knowledge and skills necessary to harness the power of technology and business acumen in their future careers. As an ardent lifelong learner, Brent continually seeks opportunities to expand his knowledge and stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring that his students benefit from the most up-to-date and relevant information in the field.

“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