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Earn Your Software Application Development Associate's Degree

From corporations to governments, the world relies on enterprise software systems. With our online Software Application Development Associate's degree, you will learn programming skills in multiple languages and databases, such as C++, Java and SQL, that can help you become a systems analyst, app developer, app analyst or java developer.

When you graduate, you'll have a professional portfolio to showcase your work to employers. You’ll also create a smooth pathway for continuing your education. When you want to advance, you can seamlessly transfer your credits into our Computer Science Bachelor's degree program. With Flex Choice®, you can combine traditional courses and self-directed assessments to save money and time while pursuing a degree on a schedule that fits your budget and lifestyle.

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Gain In-Demand Software Application Development Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful career across a wide range of industries. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant programming skills employers seek, including:

Program highlights include:

  • Technical Skill Development

    Practice software development skills in project-based courses where you develop mobile and desktop applications to solve real challenges.

  • Multiple Programming Languages

    Learn how to securely code with the most in-demand programming languages and databases, including C++, C#, Java® and SQL databases, and practice applying them hands-on.

  • Problem Solving

    Through hands-on projects, you’ll address business problems and practice developing solutions with technological know-how.

  • Industry Certifications

    Prepare for key industry certifications including Microsoft® Technology Associate (MTA), Oracle® Java SE 7 and C++.

Prepare for Industry Certifications

To help enhance your professional resume and broaden your opportunities, you can prepare to earn certifications from industry leaders. Rasmussen College will reimburse you for up to three exam application fees.*

*Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Technology programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Best Buy
  • Citrix
  • Eaton
  • Microsoft
  • Target Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Robert Half Technology
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Xerox

116 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

Program Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Technology vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling student to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for computer science professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2024)
Computer Systems Analysts$51,910$66,340$85,80021%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed August 9, 2016] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed February 25, 2016] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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