It's a great time to work in software development. The industry is booming and coding remains one of the most in-demand skills across industries. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the field will grow by 22% from 2020 to 2030, with salaries nationwide averaging above $100,000 (source: bls.gov).
The Software Development Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program prepares students for entry-level employment with full-stack development skills in the areas of software and web development or for transfer to a four-year school.
Additionally, this program offers credit by certification for students already holding credentials and wishing to complete a degree or certificate.
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We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of software developers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. The main reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer software. (source: bls.gov).
Software developers are likely to see new opportunities because of an increase in the number of products that use software. For example, more computer systems are being built into consumer electronics and other products, such as cell phones and appliances.
Concerns over threats to computer security could result in more investment in security software to protect computer networks and electronic infrastructure.
Software developers usually have a bachelor's degree, typically in computer science, software development or software engineering. However, some organizations such as Cerner hires students who have completed our program with an Associate in Applied Science in Software Development.
Software developers may also need skills related to the industry in which they want to work. Software developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a banks computing needs.