Web and Software Developer

70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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To create interactive, inviting and functional web pages requires the skills and talents of a web and software developer. Developers have extensive programming skills, knowledge of technical terminology and a solid understanding of computer languages essential to creating easy-to-navigate web pages. In the Web and Software Developer program, learn to develop applications using different web development languages. Apply structured design, design patterns, object-oriented analysis and design practices to applications and systems. In addition, gain an introduction to networking and mobile device application development.

  • Prepare for jobs such as application software developer, application programmer, software analyst or software engineer.
  • All IT students (Computer Support Specialist, Network Specialist, and Web and Software Developer) take similar courses in their first semester of studies. Should a student determine after the first semester he/she would prefer a different IT program, he/she may switch with minimal credit loss.
  • Complete the program with a capstone system project and an internship experience that provides technical, hands-on learning in a real-world setting.
  • The IT Student Center provides IT students with a wealth of resources to practice their skills, complete group projects and work with mentors.
  • As a complement to the Web and Software Developer program, several short-term IT certificates are available within the School of Business.
  • Involvement in the BIT Connections Club expands upon IT skills through active participation in service-learning projects, emerging technology, global business technology and professional development.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $27,000-$60,000
    • Average Salary: $39,256
    • Median Salary: $35,000
    • Average Hourly Wage: $18.35
    • Three-year Average Salary: $46,520

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-190 Network Fundamentals2  
 152-105 Intro to Web Development2  
 152-107 Introduction to Programming2  
 154-135 Fundamentals of Support2  
 801-136 English Composition 13+*
 804-133 Math & Logic3 *
 809-103 Think Critically & Creatively3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
17
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 152-115 Database Concepts3 *
 152-134 Java Programming4 *
 152-169 JavaScript4  
 801-198 Speech3  
 804-118 Interm Algebra w Apps4 *
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 107-118 Information Systems Design4 *
 152-109 .Net Web Development4 *
 152-135 Advanced Java Programming4 *
 152-129 Web Development/PHPI3 *
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 152-137 Mobile iOS App Development4 *
 152-170 Information Systems Project4 *
 152-198 Distributed Java Programming4 *
 107-117 IT Co-Op2 *
 809-143 Microeconomics3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
17
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

152-106 Basic Programming/Logic 4
152-107 Introduction to Programming 2
152-169 JavaScript 4

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 67
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in IT Network Technology minorsup to 88
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in IT System Development minorsup to 88
Cardinal StritchBachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management of Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management67
Carroll UniversityComputer Science64
Concordia UniversityBaccalaureate Degreeup to 80
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Technical Managementup to 73
Kaplan UniversityBachelor of Science in Information TechnologyJunior Standing
MSOEBachelor of Science in Managementjunior status
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts Information Technology Systems, Bachelor of Arts in Mgmt of Computer Services, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administrationup to 80 cr
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
U of PhoenixBachelor of Science (various)varies
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-MilwaukeeBachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology54
UW-OshkoshBachelor of Applied Studies in Leadership & Organizational Studies56
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 68
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Information and Communication Technologiesminimum of 56

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Matt Green

Matt Green

Phone: 262.691.5315

Education

  • BS, Computer Operations Management and Computational Mathematics - Eastern Illinois University
  • MA Ed, Educational Design & Technology, Concordia university - Wisconsin

Teaching Philosophy

"I believe my success as an instructor is measured in new careers, new jobs and students that are prepared for the workforce."

Program instructor, Jeff Grissom

Jeff Grissom

Phone: 262.695.3488

Education

  • BS, Management Information Systems, University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Teaching Philosophy

"If you are up to the challenge, learning should be fun. I am passionate about technology, and i believe that comes across in my presentation."

Program instructor, Tyler Kowalchuk

Tyler Kowalchuk

Phone: 262.691.5130

Education

  • AAS, Printing and Publishing, Waukesha County Technical College
  • AAS, Programmer/Analyst, Waukesha County Technical College
  • BS, Web Application Development, Carroll University

Teaching Philosophy

"Utilizing curiosity and creativity, I help students become lifelong learners that have a passion for mastery in their field."

Program instructor, James Lombardo

James Lombardo

Phone: 262.695.3492

Education

  • BS, Business Communication, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Teaching Philosophy

"I believe in active learning, mentoring and teaching real-world accountabilities and flexibility."