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Program: Computer Information Technology (Programming Awards)
Title: Software Development A.A.S.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Offered on all campuses
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.SFTWR.DEV

The associate degree is designed to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in and contribute to the software development process. Students completing this degree plan will have engaged in the software development life cycle using foundational information technology skills, programming skills, and contemporary development tools and paradigms.

The graduate will be qualified to work as an entry-level programmer or developer in an applications setting

In order for a student to be awarded the AAS in Software Development, the student must:

  • Select all courses in Specialization "A" in either COMPUTER SCIENCE, JAVA, C++, C#, or PYTHON
  • Select all courses in Specialization "B" in either JAVA, C++, C#, or PYTHON
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSE 1303 Introduction to MySQL 3
ITSE 1329 Programming Logic and Design 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Specialization A Introductory Course Computer Science OR 4
Specialization A Introductory Course JAVA/C++/C#/PYTHON (3)
Specialization B Introductory Course JAVA/C++/C#/PYTHON 3
ITSE 1301 Web Design Tools 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
++Elective SPCH Elective 3
COMPUTER SCIENCE Total 16
JAVA/C++/C#/PYTHON Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Specialization A Advanced Course Computer Science OR 4
Specialization A Advanced Course JAVA/C++/C#/PYTHON AND (3)
ITSE 1333 Mobile Applications Development (3)
Specialization B Advanced Course JAVA/C++/C#/PYTHON 3
ITSE 1350 System Analysis and Design 3
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
COMPUTER SCIENCE Total 13
JAVA/C++/C#/PYTHON Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Specialization A Supplemental Course Computer Science OR 4
Specialization A Supplemental Course JAVA/C++/C#/PYTHON (3)
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
INEW 2332 Comprehensive Software Project: Coding, Testing, and Implementation OR 3
ITSC 1364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer and Information Sciences, General (3)
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
COMPUTER SCIENCE Total 16
JAVA/C++/C#/PYTHON Total 15
COMPUTER SCIENCE HOURS REQUIRED 60
JAVA/C++/C#/PYTHON HOURS REQUIRED 60

SPECIALIZATION "A": Choose ALL Courses in ONE specialization

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Introductory Course - Semester 2
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals 1 4
Advanced Course - Semester 3
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals 2 4
Supplemental Course - Semester 4
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals 3 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Introductory Course - Semester 2
ITSE 2317 Java Programming 3
Advanced Course - Semester 3
INEW 2338 Advanced Java Programming AND 3
ITSE 1333 Mobile Applications Development 3
Supplemental Course - Semester 4
ITSE 2343 Advanced Mobile Programming 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Introductory Course - Semester 2
ITSE 1307 Introduction to C++ Programming 3
Advanced Course - Semester 3
ITSE 2331 Advanced C++ Programming AND 3
ITSE 1333 Mobile Applications Development 3
Supplemental Course - Semester 4
GAME 2342 Game Development Using C++ 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Introductory Course - Semester 2
ITSE 1330 Introduction to C# Programming 3
Advanced Course - Semester 3
ITSE 2353 Advanced C# Programming AND 3
ITSE 1333 Mobile Applications Development 3
Supplemental Course - Semester 4
INEW 1340 ASP.NET Programming 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Introductory Course - Semester 2
ITSE 1370 Introduction to Python Programming 3
Advanced Course - Semester 3
ITSE 2370 Intermediate Python Programming AND 3
ITSE 1333 Mobile Applications Development 3
Supplemental Course - Semester 4
ITSE 2371 Python Data Science Tools 3

SPECIALIZATION "B": Choose ALL Courses in ONE specialization

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Introductory Course - Semester 2
ITSE 2317 Java Programming 3
Advanced Course - Semester 3
INEW 2338 Advanced Java Programming 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Introductory Course - Semester 2
ITSE 1307 Introduction to C++ Programming 3
Advanced Course - Semester 3
ITSE 2331 Advanced C++ Programming 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Introductory Course - Semester 2
ITSE 1330 Introduction to C# Programming 3
Advanced Course - Semester 3
ITSE 2353 Advanced C# Programming 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Introductory Course - Semester 2
ITSE 1370 Introduction to Python Programming 3
Advanced Course - Semester 3
ITSE 2370 Intermediate Python Programming 3

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3

++Speech Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

*Students with the Computer Science Specialization are exempt from the ITSE 1333 Mobile Applications Development requirement.

**The Computer Science Specialization may only be chosen as a primary specialization and requires all three courses.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.