From commercial servers to mobile and embedded devices, almost everything we use relies on software. Our dynamic program will introduce you to the entire software development life cycle, including requirements, design, coding, testing, and deployment in a rigorous, hands-on, programming-intensive experience. You'll master computer programming; website design; networking and system development; and administration and take part in major projects that reflect real-world needs.
Graduates of this program are prepared to make meaningful contributions to a software development group. Typical jobs for graduates might include test, release, or customer support engineers. Students may continue on to the bachelor’s degree, which adds an understanding of software development and significantly more technical depth.
A student with an Associate of Science in Computer Software Engineering will be able to:
Demonstrate fluency in multiple languages, including one object-oriented language and one scripting language
Understand the fundamentals of computer hardware, including assembly language
Develop complete websites
Understand the behaviors and implementation of computer networking
Understand basic principles for developing and deploying high-quality software systems
Understand how to manage systems, including UNIX-based computers
Work effectively in a group software development effort
Understand the historical and social context of information technology
All students must actively participate in the design and development of a software system and present the results of that effort.
The student, in conjunction with the department chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their background and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum is shown here.
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