INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - SOFTWARE DEVLOPMENT
Software Development at North Central State College relates to the invention, deployment, and maintenance of computer solutions for business problems. The software development life cycle and its principles are used in each course to organize software development. The program provides the fundamentals of software development along with practical aspects and competencies required by industry to solve business-related information needs.
Software Development gives students the knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions within the software design profession. Graduates could be employed as a programmer/analysts, service and maintenance technicians, help desk personnel, systems administrators and operators in various businesses such as banks, insurance companies, internet sales companies, manufacturing enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions. Graduates also are involved in the areas of program design, testing, and maintenance of existing programs and may be involved in developing and writing programs that enable companies to organize information and solve business problems.
Information Technology (ITEC) students are expected to have a minimum competency in the computer environment upon entering the program, as evaluated by using the Computer Literacy assessment. Students who do not meet the minimum standards are required to take additional preparatory coursework. ITEC students must maintain a grade of C- or higher in their technical courses to continue in the program. Those not achieving the required grade must retake those courses and earn the minimum grade. The Associate of Applied Business degree is awarded for the completion of this program.