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IT - Web and Software Developer

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Degree Type
64-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

Time to Degree
2 years

Start Date
August / January / June

How You'll Learn

  • Hybrid
  • Daytime
  • Evening

Creating interactive, inviting and functional web applications requires the skills of a web and software developer. Learn to develop software solutions using multiple programming languages, tools and frameworks. Apply design patterns, object-oriented analysis and SOLID principles to create robust and scalable applications. Explore web server administration and mobile application development.

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
    • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
    • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
    • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
    • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

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Contact Us

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at

Potential Careers

If you have a technical mindset, love working with the internet and are interested in programming, a career in software and web development might be right for you. Developers have extensive programming skills, knowledge of technical terminology and a solid understanding of computer languages essential to creating easy-to-navigate web pages. Good problem-solving skills are also critical.

  • Back-end Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Java Developer
High School Eligibility

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

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Career Salaries

$47,300 – $100,000+ annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Financial Aid

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Which Degree is Right For Me?

WCTC offers exciting opportunities in Graphic Design, Front End Web Development, and Web and Software Development. Not sure which degree is right for you? Check out this handy comparison chart.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. Create databases, web applications, web services, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and mobile applications.
  2. Develop real-world applications for on-campus customers, and gain industry experience through an internship.
  3. Earn two degrees in three years by combining this program with IT - Data and Analytics Specialist.

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Program Pathway

Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

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Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced high school classes, previous college coursework, self-study, military training work or volunteer experience.

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

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