Printed on 4/12/2021

Software Developer

10-152-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time and Full Time 62 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day and Evening Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Are you good at problem solving? Software developers solve problems by developing computer applications for business, such as producing payroll checks, billing customers, tracking of inventory and many other important functions. You’ll learn how to analyze business needs; then use that information to design, write and maintain program code to meet that need. Your work may include software and hardware on personal computers or interfacing with systems on the Web. You learn basic computer concepts and terminology and will develop skills in database concepts and applications, data manipulation, problem solving and general language architecture. You’ll have opportunities to practice with hands-on exercises, projects and assignments.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (45 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • C# Introduction to Programming
    10-152-111
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152111
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students with little or no programming background to programming and logic principles that apply to traditional and Windows systems. Uses C# to apply the principles by developing simple Windows applications.

  • Data Access for Programmers
    10-152-168
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152168
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides background in fundamental database concepts, design, documentation, implementation and distribution involving the relational database model. Students will create, query and update relational databases using Structured Query Language (SQL).

  • HTML 5
    10-152-101
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152101
    • Credits: 3.00

    Presents the foundation skills necessary to create Web pages using HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Covers design concepts, hypertext links, tables, frames and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

    Coreq: College Success: On Course 10890100 OR admitted to Career and Technical Education Instruction plan OR not pursuing a degree
  • College Success: On Course
    10-890-100
    1Credit
    18
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10890100
    • Credits: 1.00

    On Course helps you learn a number of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional and personal success. You will discover how to create a rich, fulfilling life by developing new beliefs and behaviors. College Success: On Course empowers you to make wise choices in your academic and personal life which leads to improved experiences and outcomes.

  • Computer Programming C++
    10-152-114
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152114
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces C++ programming concepts and statements including input and output of data in a console application, variables and data type considerations, if-else and switch-case programming constructs, looping constructs, creating programmer defined functions, arrays, pointers, string manipulation, data structures and sequential file processing. It also introduces Object Oriented Programming in the C++ language.

    Prereq: C# Introduction to Programming 10152111 or not pursuing a degree
  • C# Intermediate Programming
    10-152-116
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152116
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers C# programming concepts and statements starting with basic class/object terminology. Investigates data types, methods and behaviors, iteration, arrays, lists and collections, Windows (GUI) programming, event programming, inheritance, file IO, exception handling and Database access methods.

    Prereq: Data Access for Programmers (10152168) AND C# Introduction (10152111) OR Computer Programming C++ (10152114)
  • PHP
    10-152-121
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152121
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces concepts in developing dynamic, server–side Web applications that accept input from forms, process the data on the Web Server to maintain a database. Two approaches are covered: open source language PHP and Microsoft's ASP.Net framework. Concepts of HTML extended to learn techniques to develop a robust, interactive website.

    Prereq: C# Introduction to Programming 10152111 or JavaScript 10152117 or Visual Basic Introduction 10152115; AND HTML 10152120 or HTML5 10152101; Coreq: Data Access for Programmers 10152168
  • JavaScript/jQuery
    10-152-133
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152133
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches JavaScript using the jQuery library to manipulate web page content and add animation and interactivity. Topics include, object, arrays, functions, events, API’s, jQuery UI, AJAX and JSON. Prior knowledge of programming logic required.

    Prereq: HTML (10152120) or HTML5 (10152101); AND C# Introduction to Programming (10152111)
  • Data Administration Techniques
    10-152-170
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152170
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers the operation and management of client/server back-end relational databases. Topics include data definition language, table modification, creating views, indices, triggers, transactions, backup and recovery.

    Prereq: Must earn a C or better in Data Access for Programmers 10152168
  • IT Career Experience
    10-107-110
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10107110
    • Credits: 2.00

    Examines and identifies job-seeking, job-keeping and interviewing techniques, strategies for identifying and meeting external and internal customer needs as well as good listening skills and techniques for dealing with difficult customers. Also covers time management, team dynamics, continual improvement processes and global business practices.

    Prereq: 13 credits of IT Coursework (1015xxxx and/or 10107xxx)
  • Systems Analysis
    10-107-158
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10107158
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the principles and techniques of modern system analysis and design. It explores the fundamentals of traditional systems and methodologies, data flow diagrams and case tools. It also tracks the systems' development life cycle and explains the various stages.

  • ASP.Net
    10-152-125
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152125
    • Credits: 3.00

    Gives students a first look at the ASP.Net architecture to create and maintain a dynamic Web site. Microsoft's Visual Studio will be used to design, code and test multi-page Web applications that use a database and manage state. Master pages and themes, grid controls and 3-tier applications are covered.

    Prereq: C# Intermediate (10152116) OR PHP (10152121)
  • Introduction to Mobile Development
    10-152-180
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152180
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students to the different stages of development for mobile applications. We will cover the different language options and the process of getting an application to be available in a world market. This class will also cover development strategies for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Windows Phone.

    Prereq: C# Introduction to Programming 10152111 AND HTML 5 - 10152101
  • Advanced Software Development
    10-152-108
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152108
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores advanced programming techniques using the Microsoft.NET environment. Focuses on using Object Oriented Programming (OOP), advanced controls, data reporting tools, deployment methods and database access methods. Project design and management methodologies will be developed throughout the class.

    Prereq: ASP.Net 10152125, C# Intermediate Programming 10152116 AND Data Administration Techniques 10152170
  • Agile Development
    10-152-126
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152126
    • Credits: 3.00

    A capstone course in which students utilize multiple Web technologies to build a complete and functional Web site in a group setting to simulate real-world development. Project design and management methodologies will also be introduced to expose students to estimating and project management techniques.

    Prereq: PHP (10152121) AND ASP .Net (10152125)
  • Android Programming
    10-152-182
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152182
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students to designing and building mobile applications using the Android TM open-source platform using Java and Eclipse. This course provides students an in-depth overview of how to set up for Android TM development while providing an understanding of Android TM, its services and how it fits into the overall Linux run time.

    Prereq: Introduction to Mobile Development (10152180)

    General Studies (15 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Math & Logic
    10-804-133
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804133
    • Credits: 3.00

    Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases.

    Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR College Tech Math 1A 10804113 OR 10804115 College Tech Math 1 OR not in a program
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
    10-809-166
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809166
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

    Suggested Electives (2 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • iOS Programming
    10-152-181
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152181
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students with an in-depth overview of how to set up for iOS development while gaining an understanding of the iOS platform and the tools available in that environment including Objective C.

    Prereq: Introduction to Mobile Development (10152180)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    10-152-129
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152129
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students to the process of developing and programming video games. Concepts covered include manipulating objects in a scene, developing scripts that control game objects, and implementing effects such as music, sound, or particle effects. Students will also build on their knowledge of Object Oriented Programming.

    Prereq: C# Introduction to Programming 10152111
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