Feb 25, 2020  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Computer Software Development, A.A.S.

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Offered at Main Campus

The Computer Software Development program instructs students in the languages of the computer and the operation of the computer as the person analyzes and organizes information. The 21-month (seven-term) program covers preparation in computer languages, application testing and debugging, databases, business systems analysis and communication skills. Hands-on training is provided in areas of  web development, mobile application development and mainframe programming. The program leads to jobs as computer programmers, programmer analysts and systems analysts.

To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information session. This program may be entered at the beginning of any term. Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

A laptop computer is required for second term students, preferred for first term students. Laptop computer requirements are available from the department office at (641) 683-5215.

Program Total: 79-83 Credits

Total: 13 Credits

Term II

Total: 11 Credits

Term III

Total: 12 Credits

Term IV

  • XXX XXX - Approved Communications Course - Credits: 3.00 *
  • XXX XXX - Approved Culture Course - Credits: 3.00 *

  • CIS 932 - Internship - Credits: 4.00
  • OR

  • CIS 181 - Java III - Credits: 3.00 AND
  • XXX XXX - Emphasis Option - Credits: 3.00

Total: 10-12 Credits

Term V

Total: 12 Credits

Term VI

Total: 11-12 Credits

Term VII

Total: 10-11 Credits

Mobile Development Emphasis Option Required Courses

Webpage Development Emphasis Option Required Courses

Mainframe Programming Emphasis Option Required Courses


In order to complete an Emphasis Option area, 16-18 Emphasis Course Credits are required and 12 of the credits must be from the same Emphasis Option area.

* Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

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