Software Development Emphasis
Object Oriented Programming
Instructor: Rick Raines
AAS Degree - Information Technology / Software Development Emphasis
The Software Development AAS Degree is a challenging program that prepares motivated
students to write computer software to solve business problems using the Microsoft.NET
development environment. The primary programming language in this emphasis is Microsoft
C#.NET. Students will learn to create both MS Windows Applications and professional MS ASP.NET
Web Applications that access and process data from MS SQL Server. The demand and salaries
for .NET programmers are high due to the pressing need for industry to streamline
business processes and take advantage of the operational efficiencies available with
modern information technology.
Beginning in Fall 2013, computer courses will be offered in concentrated 8 week blocks.
Students will take courses together for the entire 2 yr degree. Computer course times every semester
are Mon and Thur from 4:00 to 5:20 and 5:30 to 6:50.
Software Development Technical Certificate (TC)
The Software Development Technical Certificate is a challenging certificate for
individuals who wish to develop professional oriented programming skills using C#.NET
in the least possible time. Students learn to create object oriented applications that access
and process data from industry standard databases such as MS SQL Server. This certificate
is particularly suited to students who have prior programming experience but need to modernize their
skills. All courses in this certificate can be fully applied toward the AAS Degree in Information
Technology – Software Development Emphasis. Additionally, this certificate can be used as one
of the technical disciplines required for the AAS in General Technology.
Beginning in Fall 2013, the Software Development Technical Certificate is identical with the entire 1st
year of the AAS Degree shown above. This includes the general education courses shown. However, students
who meet the prerequisites or with permission of the instructor may also take computer courses without
declaring for the degree or certificate.