Computing Technology and Software Development

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)

Do you have a passion for computers? Does developing software and apps that help make life easier and more efficient appeal to you?

With a B.A.S. degree in Computing Technology and Software Development, you will be prepared for a highly specialized, in-demand career as a software developer, and will learn what it takes to create a better user experience and build efficient applications and systems that make life better, easier and faster.

You'll learn how to:

  • Use various programming languages that employers are looking for.
  • Develop apps that help businesses run more effectively and efficiently.
  • Work in database systems to optimize and manage how organizations store and retrieve data.
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Program Details

Lower-division Coursework

To fulfill the lower-division (first half) of the B.A.S. in Computing Technology and Software Development degree program, you must complete an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in one of the following areas.

Choose from these associate degrees:

A.S. in Computer Information Technology

Become a well-rounded technician who solves a wide range of problems-from computer repair and software installation to computer security—all while meeting your general education and prerequisite requirements for this bachelor's degree.

A.S. in Computer Programming and Analysis

Gain an insight into computer technology and software development, including developing applications, providing technical solutions and learning programming languages. It lays the foundation in which you'll build on in this bachelor's degree.

Associate Degree in Other Subject Area

If you've earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, many of your earned credits may be applied to this program. Several prerequisite courses may still be needed before beginning your upper-level coursework.

Upper-division Coursework

After completing a qualifying lower-division associate degree, you may move on to the upper-division (second half) of the B.A.S. in Computing Technology and Software Development degree program.

Admissions and Program Details

For admission requirements, program details and program requirements, see the catalog.

Steps to Completion

5 Steps to Your Bachelor's Degree
  1. Complete a qualifying associate degree as your lower-division coursework (including all prerequisites.) Note: If your degree is in another field, meet with a program advisor to discuss credits that may transfer to this degree program, as well as possible prerequisite courses that are needed.
  2. Apply for the bachelor's program.
  3. Once you're accepted, meet with a program advisor and enroll in classes.
  4. Complete program requirements as outlined in the online catalog. 60 credit hours from the A.A. or A.S. degree and 60 hours of B.A.S. coursework. The credit courses required may vary depending on the credits you bring into the program.
  5. Graduate with your B.A.S. in Computing Technology and Software Development.

Program Length

120 Credit Hours

(60 credits transferred in)

You can earn your associate and B.A.S. in Computing Technology and Software Development degree program in as few as four years. If you already have an eligible associate degree, your upper-division studies may take as little as two years to complete.

Computing Technology and Software Development student

Career Outlook

Job Outlook

Software developers are in high demand across the nation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for software developers to grow more than 30 percent over the next decade, which is much faster than average for all occupations. Software developers are employed in a range of industries, including computer systems design, manufacturing and finance.


Potential Careers

  • Software Developers
  • Systems Software Developers
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$88,000 – $102,000

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Employment Projections


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