Software Development

Program focuses on designing, creating, maintaining desktop software. Topics include analyzing problems, creating solutions, writing code, testing solutions programs, project management, production aspects, and updating projects.

Program Coordination: Credits earned in this CSC may be counted towards the IST Software Development A.A.S. degree.

Industry Certifications: Students may sit for the the Java Foundations and Java SE 7 Programmer (1Z0-803) certifications.

    Program Information

    Minimum credits: 17

    Length: 1-2 semesters

    Career opportunities:

    • 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: 434.797.8402 or 434.797.8462

    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.

    Course Sequence

      Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
    ITP 100 Software Design 3 0 3 3
    ITP 120 Java Programming I 4 0 4 4
    ITP 220 Java Programming II 4 0 4 4
    ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3 0 3 3
    ITP 246 Java Server Side Programming 3 0 3 3
    Total 17 0 17 17

    For more information consult the College Catalog