IT - Web and Software Developer | Waukesha County Technical College

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.

Start Date

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 you decide on a different IT program, you 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.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

WCTC Affordability

How To Apply

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2020 Start

  • Submit application by August 3, 2020
  • Complete checklist items by August 10, 2020

Spring 2020 Start

  • Submit application by January 6, 2020
  • Complete checklist items by January 13, 2020

* 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
  • Scholarships
  • 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.

Career Salaries

$61,000 – $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.

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.

  • Application Software Developer
  • Application Programmer
  • Software Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Programmer Analyst

Transfer Options

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
Carroll UniversityBS Information TechnologyJunior Standing
Carroll UniversityBS Computer ScienceJunior Standing
UW-MilwaukeeBS Information Science & Technologyup to 66
College Program Name Credit Awards
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Colorado State University-Global CampusAny Bachelors Degreeup to 64, 10% tuition discount
Concordia University - WisconsinAny BachelorsUp to 84
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Scienceup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiescredits vary, 100% online
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Information and Communication Technologiesup to 60
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

Transfer Tips

  • 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.


Program Instructors

Matt Green, MA Ed | 262.691.5315
Jeff Grissom, BS | 262.695.3488
Tyler Kowalchuk, BS | 262.691.5130
Stacy Read, MS | 262.691.5595
Brittney Schultz, BS | 262.695.3492