Software Development

What is a Software Developer?

A software developer is a professional who creates, tests, and maintains software applications or systems. They use programming languages, frameworks, and development tools to build software that meets the needs of users or clients. Software developers are involved in the entire development lifecycle, from initial planning and design to coding, debugging, and deployment. Their work often involves collaborating with other developers, designers, project managers, and stakeholders to ensure the software is functional, user-friendly, and aligned with business objectives.

Software developers can specialize in various areas, including web development, mobile app development, game development, and enterprise software solutions. They must stay updated with the latest technology trends, best practices, and tools to remain effective in their roles. A career in software development offers diverse opportunities, from working on innovative tech projects to solving complex problems and contributing to the digital transformation of industries.

What will you learn to become a Software Developer?

At Collin College, the Software Development Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program provides you with the essential skills and knowledge to embark on a successful career in software development. You will learn to design, develop, and maintain software applications through a comprehensive curriculum that covers various programming languages, database management, web development, and project management.

Throughout the program, you will gain hands-on experience with industry-standard tools and technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, C++, SQL, and Java. Courses in system analysis, database theory, and interface design ensure that you develop a strong foundation in both the technical and practical aspects of software development. By the end of the program, you will be equipped with the skills needed to tackle real-world software projects, preparing you for a dynamic and rewarding career in the tech industry.

What courses will you take? A Spreadsheet display of the courses listed in the catalog


New 2024/25 Program Offerings:

  • Software Development, AAS
  • Software Development Programming, Level 2 Certificate
  • Software Development Fundamentals, Level 1 Certificate
  • Web Development Fundamentals, Level 1 Certificate
  • Web Development Foundations, OSA
  • Database Programming Foundations, OSA

See our catalog for more details.



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