Software Development

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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

Two-year, job-training degrees that prepare students for immediate employment. Students take additional general education electives, making this a good option if you intend to transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program or may attend a university in the future to earn a bachelor’s degree.
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  • Credits to complete: 92.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 6 to 7

Certificate programs provide students with a set of skills to find a job or stay current in a profession. Many certificates are designed to build on top of each other and eventually lead to a longer-term certificate or degree. These are called “stackable” certificates.
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  • Credits to complete: 62.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 4

About the Program

Gain expertise in current programming languages, program design and programming mobile and web applications as well as the essential communications and problem-solving skills needed to excel in this field.

Career Opportunities

Enrolling in the programming option in Information Technology will prepare you for positions in the software industry such as Junior Software Engineer, Mobile App Developer and Front End Developer. You may also have the opportunity to work as a programmer, web support or data support professional for banks, law firms and other businesses or public agencies.

Intensive Education

This high–powered curriculum was designed with input from Puget Sound industry representatives, and teaches the skills needed for successful employment. Classes in the program provide expertise in current programming languages, program design and operating systems, as well as granting students an introduction to computer hardware and essential communications and problem-solving skills.

Gainful Employment

Learn more about this program’s Gainful Employment information (pdf).

We are the most diverse campus in the state of Washington. Every day, you get to meet new people from variety of backgrounds and learn about other cultures and hopefully integrate them into our own eclectic culture.

Lisa Sandoval, Director of IT Programs

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.