IT - Web and Software Developer
66-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Code 10-152-7
To create interactive, inviting and functional web pages requires the skills and talents of a web and software developer. In this 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. Gain an introduction to networking and mobile device application development.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in two years.
You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.
How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting.
What Makes This Program Unique
- Complete the program with a capstone system project and an internship experience that provides technical, hands-on learning in a real-world setting.
- IT associate degree program students take similar courses in the first semester; if a student decides on a different IT program, he or she may switch with minimal credit loss.
- The IT Student Center provides a wealth of resources for students to practice their skills, complete group projects and work with mentors.
- Involvement in the BIT Connections Club allows members to share and expand upon IT skills through service learning projects, emerging technology exploration, aspects of global business technology and professional development opportunities.
This program offers hands-on development with a variety of hardware, tools and devices to provide a multifaceted approach.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
This program includes general-education courses as well as introductory and advanced technology core courses. You may also have the opportunity to obtain credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment.
- Complete Computer Skills Assessment.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2019 Start
- Submit application by August 5, 2019
- Complete checklist items by August 12, 2019
Spring 2019 Start
- Submit application by January 3, 2019
- Complete checklist items by January 10, 2019
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$35,000 – $67,000 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.
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.
- Application Software Developer
- Application Programmer
- Software Analyst
- Software Engineer
- Programmer Analyst
Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.
High School Dual Credits
Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.
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.
|College||Program Name||Credit Awards|
|Colorado State University-Global Campus||Any Bachelors Degree||up to 64, 10% tuition discount|
|Concordia University||Any Bachelors||Up to 84|
|Lakeland University||Any Bachelors Degree||Credits vary, check with Lakeland|
|Mount Mary University||Bachelor Degre||Junior Standing|
|Ottawa University||Bachelor of Arts or Science||up to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads|
|Purdue University Global||Any Bachelors||credits vary, 20% tuition discount|
|UW-Green Bay||Organizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied Studies||Block of 60 credits|
|UW-Oshkosh||BS Leadership and Organizational Studies||up to 65|
|UW-Stout||BS Management (100% online)||up to 60|
|UW-Stout||BS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)||up to 60|
|UW-Stout||BS Information and Communication Technologies||up to 60|
|Wisconsin Lutheran College||Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership||50-70|
- Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
- Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
- If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.