IT-Web & Software Developer

High energy combined with real-world experiences

The program curriculum focuses on using game and simulation development to help students learn programming principles, web application development, integration of web marketing and website design, database administration, mobile device development, and freelance and contract employment.

You can Earn your degree 100% online
Career Area
Information Technology (IT)
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 60 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August / January

Career Outlook

IT Web & Software Developer 

Median Income: $92,132.00*


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Create, modify, and test the code and scripts that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software and web developers or other individuals. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.


Research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Update software or enhance existing software capabilities. May work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems, and develop specifications and performance requirements. May maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.


Develop and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. Evaluate code to ensure that it is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers and devices. Optimize website performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes. May develop website infrastructure and integrate websites with other computer applications.



*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from Lakeshore District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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Many of the IT-Web & Software Developer courses are offered online or in a blended delivery format which means instructors combine online learning with classroom work to limit your time on campus.

Faculty Bios

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James Rice

I enjoy becoming the subject matter expert on a topic and sharing my knowledge with the world. I also strive to share my life knowledge and experience by mentoring, coaching, and becoming a role model.

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Sarah Bornemann

Web and software development is an ever-changing field. Being able to share my knowledge with future developers is awesome. I'll always facilitate students' learning honestly and respectfully, being constantly aware that they may have never written a line of code in their lives.

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