IT-Web & Software Developer

Associate of Applied Science

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Financial Aid Available

This program is an introduction to the broad field of business information systems and computer programming. Classes in Visual Basic and Role Playing Games (RPG) emphasize business applications, and the programming emphasis is on Visual Studio.Net, Java, RPG IV, and data access through Structured Query Language (SQL). Web development is a recurring theme in many of the classes. This degree opens the door to a number of jobs, including web developer, application programmer, business systems analyst, and operations personnel.

The program requires extensive work in the computer lab, and all students must complete an internship off-site in order to graduate.

You’ll be required to have basic computer skills and experience in word processing, file handling, and spreadsheets to be admitted to this program. You’ll also need to be a good listener, an excellent reader, and have an understanding of high school algebra.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

IT-Web & Software Developer

This program will cost about $9,600* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

IT-Web & Software Developer 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding8
Employed in Related Occupation5
Employed in Non-related Occupations2
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education1
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week43
Median Hourly Wage$15.41
Hourly Wage Range$12.82 - $22.60
Median Annual Salary$33,880.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Internet Programmer; PHA WEB, La Crosse, WI
  • Programmer Associate; Unknown
  • Software Developer; Powercode, Random Lake, WI
  • Web Developer; WinCraft, Winona, MN

Career Opportunities

Application Developer
Application Tester
Computer Programmer/Analyst
Database Administrator
Information Systems Analyst

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Transfer Agreements

Cardinal Stritch
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Viterbo University

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