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.

IT graduates are highly employable; in many cases, even before graduation.
The Anoka Technical College Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Development is a 72-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 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 eight career areas of concentration:

  • Business Data Analyst
  • Convergence Technology
  • Database Design & Development
  • Network Analyst
  • Game Programming
  • Software Development
  • Web Design & Development
  • Mobile 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.

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

Prerequisites

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

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  DB Design and SQL
4
 ITEC 2136  Web Data Technologies
4
 ITEC 2145  Database Programming
4
 ITEC 2317  Web Interactivity Tools
4
 ITEC 2340  Scripting Languages
4
 ITEC 2501  Android Application Development
4
 ITEC 2600
 Introductory .NET Development
4
 ITEC 2900  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. Student is required to take:
General Education/MnTC courses: including one (1) transferable MATH** course MnTC Goal Area 4
15

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

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

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 Software Development graduates are specialist in their field, and 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

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Mary Lebens
763-576-4169

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.

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.

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 DB Design & SQL
4
ITEC 2136 Web Data Technologies
4
ITEC 2145 Database Programming
4
ITEC 2317 Web Interactivity Tools
4
ITEC 2340 Scripting Languages 4
ITEC 2501
Android Application Development
4
ITEC 2600 Introductory .NET Development 4
ITEC 2900 Integrated Capstone Project
4
*TLIT 1005 Technology Fundamentals
3
     
 * First Semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Sequence

Please contact your program advisor for more information.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

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 Software Development graduates are specialists in one of the areas of concentration in Information Technology, 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, will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Mary Lebens
763-576-4169

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

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Julie Myers
763-576-4072