Earning an Associate’s degree in Software Development is one way to help get you closer to an in-demand career designing, testing and building software. You’ll use multiple languages, databases and software development tools, such as C++, Java and SQL—and gain skills in Microsoft® Azure, cloud computing, systems integration and principles of user design experience. These skills learned through your online software development degree can help you become a systems analyst, app developer, app analyst or java developer.
Upon graduation, you’ll have a professional portfolio to showcase your work to future employers. You’ll also create a smooth pathway for continuing your software development education. When you want to advance your education, you can transfer your online Software Development credits into our Computer Science or Data Analytics Bachelor’s degree programs.
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 online software application development courses and curriculum, you will experience practical applied learning in your courses, which will prepare you for a successful career across a wide range of industries. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant programming and coding skills employers seek, including:
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.
Through hands-on projects, you’ll address business problems and practice developing solutions with technological know-how.
Prepare for key industry certifications including Microsoft® Technology Associate (MTA), Oracle® Java SE 5 & 6 and C++ Certified Associate Programmer (CPA).
Prepare for Industry Certifications
As you earn your Associate’s degree in Software Development, you can also enhance your professional resume and broaden your opportunities by preparing 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 Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Technology programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Financial Services
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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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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How Much Could You Earn as a Computer Software Programmer?
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 2026)|
|Computer Systems Analysts||$53,110||$67,460||$87,220||9%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] 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.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Program Page Methodology and Disclosures
1Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. 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.
- *Any student who is not transferring successfully completed Introduction to Business and Programming Fundamentals course equivalents will be required to successfully complete the required coursework within a regularly scheduled term at the regular non-AcceleratED tuition rate prior to acceptance into the AcceleratED Bachelor’s Degree Program.