- College/University: Minneapolis Community and Technical College
- Award: Associate of Applied Science
- Credits: 60
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Certified
About this Program
MCTC's Software Development AAS degree will empower you to systematically analyze problems and create software solutions for business, scientific fields and government. You will learn how to create and maintain computer programs using a variety of computer programming languages. You will also study client/server architecture, data communications, data process principles, computer business applications, graphical user interfaces, Web development and e-business/e-commerce concepts. To prepare programs for implementation, you will learn to design and develop in multiple programming languages. You'll also test and maintain programs to verify proper operation with data and reliability testing, including debugging to correct errors that are encountered. Many of the Information Technology courses are geared toward vendor-based and vendor-neutral industry standard certifications, such as those from Microsoft, Sun and CompTIA. As a student, you will also have the opportunity to participate in valuable learning activities such as internships, student learning experiences and the Information Technology Club. Upon completion of the program, you will have gained strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills that will be useful as you enter the workforce. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, St. Mary's University, and St. Scholastica for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree. Where You Could Work: Help desk centers, Technical support, Information technology departments in government and industry, Network administration, Internet service providers, IT consulting firms, Training centers, Technology vendors, Software consulting firms, Application software developers, Web developers
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403