Computer Software Development
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Minneapolis College's Software Development degree will empower you to systematically analyze problems and create software solutions for business, scientific fields and government. This fast-paced program uses state-of-the-art technology and prepares you for success through training in client/server architecture, data communications, data process principles and computer business applications.
- You will have a hands-on experience with a range of software development tools and techniques, working with the latest development environments. You will also gain experience working on real-world projects, solving problems, and building technical and professional skills
- Instructors with real word experience in business and industry will lead your classes and cover the various program areas.
- You will graduate with the valuable teamwork, technical, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills that employers are seeking.
- Many courses are offered during the day and evening. Classes are taught in varied formats: classroom, online and hybrid (combines classroom and online). Core and mandatory courses are offered every semester.
- Computer learning labs feature small class sizes and are designed for individual work on systems and small group projects.
- Opportunities to participate in student life activities such as the Computer, Cyber Security, Computer Software Support, and Women in Technology clubs; participate in inter-collegiate competitions; attend industry events; and have internship opportunities.
Award Requirements and Course Descriptions & Outlines
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- Computer Software Development A.A.S. Degree—60 credits
- Software Developer Diploma—54 credits
- .NET Developer Diploma—35 credits
- Web Developer Certificate—29 credits
- Java Certificate—28 credits
- Visual C# Developer Certificate—28 credits
- Database Specialist Certificate—28 credits
- Open Source Developer Certificate—29 credits
- Android Mobile Developer Diploma––37 credits
- Apple Mobile Developer Diploma––34 credits
- Course Descriptions & Outlines
- Transfer Agreements
Program Learning Outcomes
- Create a plan for ongoing study and professional development as a responsible and ethical member of the IT community
- Provide support and maintenance for information systems
- Identify, understand and apply troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
- Apply professional skills including communication, customer service, and teamwork
- Create and configure systems