Software Development

Information Technology 

The Anoka Technical College Software Development program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

The curriculum combines theoretical design and analysis instruction with extensive hands-on implementation practice using today’s hottest software development environments Visual basic, Java, C++, XML and Javascript. Students learn the skills necessary to be successful business analysts and software developers.

The Anoka Technical College Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Development is a 72-credit program is designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in IT fields with the highest demand, both today and in the future.

The Software Development A.A.S. degree emphasis provides students with the knowledge to become part of a software application team that builds applications to solve industry needs. Students develop both the front-end graphical user interface (GUI) as well as the software code and back-end database for business applications. Students are given the opportunity to collaborate in a team environment for development and practice documenting and critiquing code. Collaboration and communication are emphasized as a part of the software development coursework.

The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

The IT degree has an initial curriculum of over 90 courses in seven
career areas of concentration:
• Network Management and Security
• Database Design and Development
• Game Programming
• Mobile Development
• Network Analyst
• Software Development
• Web Design and Development

This unique program allows technical specialization in Software Development while the common core courses and required electives from other specializations build the broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace. The Software Development A.A.S. degree includes General Education credits, which broaden knowledge beyond what is required in the technical field and places the student on track for future managerial positions.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.
  7. Apply logical reasoning to a problem.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
72
 Technical Credits 57
*ITEC 1002
 Networking Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016  Web Development Technologies
4
*ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
 ITEC 1035  Documentation Standards
2
*ITEC 1070
 IT Support
1
*ITEC 2100  Programming Logic and Design
4
 ITEC 2105  JAVA Programming
4
 ITEC 2120  Database Design and SQL
4
 ITEC 2311  User Interface Experience
4
 ITEC 2340  Scripting Languages
4
 ITEC 2347
 Software and Game Testing
 4
 ITEC 2501  Android Application Development
4
 ITEC 2600
 Application Development
4
 ITEC 2601
 Database Application Development
4
 ITEC 2901  Integrated Capstone Project
4
*TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
 
 * First semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required from three different goal areas. Student is required to take one transferable course from MnTC Goal Area 4 and the following courses:
 ENGL 2105
Business and Technical Writing
4
 PHIL 1200
Technology, Ethics, and Society
3
 MnTC
  8

**MATH may have a prerequisite depending on Accuplacer assessment score.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College graduates will be specialist in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven areas of concentration. Professional standards, proper methodology, such as sound engineering principles and project management, are emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710


The Anoka Technical College Software Development diploma is a 57-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in IT fields with the highest demand, both today and in the future. The program provides students with the basis to become a professional software developer. The curriculum combines theoretical design and analysis instruction with extensive hands-on implementation practice using today’s hottest software development environments. Students learn the skills necessary to be successful business analysts and software developers. The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

This unique program allows technical specialization in Software Development while the common core courses and required electives from other specializations build the broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

Graduates are encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work study positions are available. IT graduates are highly employable, in many cases even before graduation.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require an Accuplacer/ACT score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
 57
Technical Education
57
*ITEC 1002 Networking Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016 Web Development Technologies 4
*ITEC 1025 Project Management
4
ITEC 1035 Documentation Standards
2
*ITEC 2100 Programming Logic & Design
4
*ITEC 1070
IT Support
1
ITEC 2105 JAVA Programming
4
ITEC 2120 Database Design & SQL
4
ITEC 2311 User Interface Experience
4
ITEC 2340 Scripting Languages 4
ITEC 2347 Software and Game Testing
4
ITEC 2501
Android Application Development
4
ITEC 2600 Application Development 4
ITEC 2601 Database Application Development
4
ITEC 2901 Integrated Capstone Project
4
*TLIT 1005 Technology Fundamentals
3
     
 * First Semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Description

Anoka Technical College graduates will be specialist in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven areas of concentration. Professional standards, proper methodology, such as sound engineering principles and project management, are emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

Start

Fall: August, October
Spring: January, March
(Also multiple start options each semester)

Award

AAS Degree with Emphasis
Diploma

Contact

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044