Nearly all technologies require software, and this degree provides students with the skills to develop that software for a broad range of devices. Students will learn how to write, test, and debug programs; how to use integrated development environments to create computer programs; and how to develop websites.
Upon completion of the Software Development degree, a graduate should be able to:
15 – 20
Interested in earning a Bachelor’s? This degree qualifies for East Carolina University’s BS in Industrial Technology Transfer Program! Once you receive your Associate in Applied Science degree at WCC, you have the option of transferring your credits to ECU towards a Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology (BSIT). Learn more about the program at ECU’s website.
Students will need access to a computer to complete work outside the classroom. In addition to textbooks, students will be required to provide their own portable storage media for most classes.
Employment: Computer and Information Systems Manager, Computer Systems Engineer/Architect, Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester, Web Developer, Software Developer/Systems Software, Software Developer/Application, Computer Programmer, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer and Information Research Scientist, Web Administrator
Salary: Depending on experience and the level of acquired education, computer programming careers can yield anywhere between $30,000 (entry-level) to upwards of $85,000 (experienced).