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2019-2020 Catalog 
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Software Development, A.S. (780.4)

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Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Science

This program provides students currently holding a degree or working in an Information Technology field with employment opportunities in application software development. If considering a four-year degree in Computer Science or Software Development, students should discuss with a transfer counselor if a transfer program is more appropriate.

Students obtain a foundation in computer programming concepts, systems development and data modeling. Students learn software development and programming skills using object-oriented languages such as Java, Visual Basic, and C++.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Apply appropriate software development tools to analyze requirements using appropriate data and work flow models.
  2. Implement software to collect, process and present data and information used by business and consumers.
  3. Utilize object-oriented programming constructs for various data types, arrays, methods and graphical user interfaces.
  4. Implement database management systems to organize, store and retrieve data and information for use by application software.

Degree Requirements

Transfer Opportunities

Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to Clarion University of Pennsylvania  and Pennsylvania College of Technology . It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See for details.

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