September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2023  
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Software Development (ASSD/AASSD)

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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the computing field, with particular emphases placed on software development. Skills taught include programming logic, object-oriented programming, applications development, including web and mobile application fundamentals, database applications, security concepts, and network and computer architecture fundamentals. Graduates of this program may continue on to a bachelor’s degree in software development.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply industry standards to software applications across a variety of platforms;

  2. Assess security needs and solutions as they apply to software development;

  3. Implement information system solutions to meet organizational needs;

  4. Express relevant information to technical and nontechnical audiences.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, application software developer, systems software developer, and software quality assurance engineer/tester.

Program Content

A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses in Software Development

All courses, 31.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Elective Courses in Software Development

A minimum of 3.00 semester credit hours is required from the list below.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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