Software Application Development: A Career Opportunity of a Lifetime

As a growing interest rises in software development, it may be time for you to take advantage of this emerging opportunity and pursue a career in this highly coveted field. By earning a Software Application Development  degree, you can have the potential to be on the fast-track to a fulfilling career as a computer software programming professional.

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As a Software Application Development Associate’s graduate, you will have the field-specific know-how and the confidence to help navigate software-related issues in the workplace. Graduates in this field can develop knowledge and skills to pursue such entry-level positions as software/applications developer and IT programmer.


Your coursework will focus on software design, Java programming, and mobile computing application development - programs used to make the applications that run many features on your Smartphones, tablets, and mobile media players. Through your courses you'll gain the confidence needed through extensive hands-on training and courses that give you a 360-degree look at the technological and business aspects of the field.

Featured courses at Rasmussen College, as an example, include:

  • Foundations of Software Design: Computational techniques including variables, procedural abstraction utilizing handlers, conditionals, loops, and data types.
  • Mobile Application Development: Game creation for mobile platforms using Java and a systematic approach. Incorporating audio and video is also addressed, along with user inputs involved in playing the game.
  • Database Design and SQL: Relational databases and their efficient design

The experience and knowledge you'll gain in just two short years will likely put on the path to a solid career in technology. Plus, if you choose to continue your education to work towards a Computer Science Bachelor's degree, your credits will easily transfer, making it an easy decision to further your education.

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