IT-Web & Software Developer | Western Technical College

IT-Web & Software Developer

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

101527

Credits: 

63.00
Financial Aid Eligible

Western’s IT-Web & Software program offers an exciting, challenging, and hands-on curriculum to prepare students for employment in the field of Information Technology as entry level programmers. A diverse set of technology focused classes are designed to introduce students to:

• Designing and querying databases
• Programming and problem solving via object-oriented programming
• Designing and building web and mobile applications
• Acquiring foundational IT skills with an introduction to computing and Information Technology
• Acquiring core IT infrastructure skills with an introduction to networking and server administration

Successful students will come prepared with basic skills in computing, math & logic, and a determination to solve problems. Students should also be prepared to use and enhance their soft skills through active listening, organization, teamwork, and engaging with local employers in a professional manner via internships.

IT-Web & Software graduates will earn an associate degree, employment opportunities, and the chance for further study. Graduates who have maintained good GPAs and served in internships are sought after by many regional employers. Prior graduates have also continued their education by transferring to universities to seek degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science.

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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 2016-2017 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates11
Graduates Responding6
Employed in Related Occupation2
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education2
Not in Labor Market2

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding11
Average Hours Per Week2040
Median Hourly Wage$14.00$21.97
Hourly Wage Range$14.00 - $14.00$21.97 - $21.97
Median Annual Salary$14,560$47,500

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Developer; Cabela's, Prairie du Chien, WI
  • Internet Programmer; Management Computer Services, La Crosse, WI

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

Application
$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 reading, sentence skills, 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 waivers 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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