Software Development

Learn to develop cutting edge software for the future.

Coding. Programming. Big Data. Business Analytics. Bates teaches the job skills you need for the future. The Software Development program prepares students for entry-level software or database development positions with concentrations in business/data analytics or application programming.  Instruction includes designing, coding, and implementing software applications in a variety of programming languages that are relative now. Additionally, students build skills in problem-solving, attention to detail, communication and teamwork. If you are the type of person who revels in solving problems and is excited by the technological changes occurring daily, this is the career field for you.

Contact Information:

Dan Eberle, Career Advisor

253-680-7010

deberle@batestech.edu

Central / Mohler Campus

7:30AM - 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

Instruction in the Software Development program includes designing, coding, and implementing software applications in a variety of programming languages: JavaScript, Python, Java, SQL,  C#  and Tableau. In addition, students build skills in problem-solving, attention to detail, communication, and teamwork.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • AAS degree: Software Development Business and Data Analytics
  • AAST degree: Software Development Business and Data Analytics
  • Certificate of Competency: Software Development Elements
  • Certificate of Training: Software Development
  • CIP: 11.0201 EPC: 515

Program Lengths:

  • AAS/AAST degree program length: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 3-4 Quarters
  • Certificate of Training: 1 Quarter

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Judith A Graham

253.680.7335

jagraham@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:

     

    • Write application software that makes efficient and secure use of operating system services
    • Develop an information system using accepted software development processes
    • Produce user applications using a specialized technology that builds upon fundamental software development practices
    • Apply principles of human-computer interaction in the design of computer interfaces
    • Analyze a problem and identify the appropriate data, hardware components and/or software requirements to develop a feasible solution
    • Use current tools and practices that support the software documentation process
    • Document system requirements and/or developing materials for clients in the proper use of hardware or software
    • Work cooperatively and effectively in teams to accomplish a shared goal
    • Analyze local and global information technology (IT) trends, while recognizing the influences of IT on cultural, economic, ethical, and legal issues and responsibilities
    • Support the management of information systems
    • Use industry standard digital media/multimedia hardware and software
    Course list not provided.
  • Description:
    • 6 quarter AAS
    • Maximum class size: 20
    • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Spring
    • This program is online and hybrid. See course descriptions for more information.
    • In this program, students will use Visual Studios, Tableau, and have access to a laptop if needed.
    • Students need to have access to a computer preferably with two monitors, and internet connectivity.
    • At the end of the program, student will earn a Google Analytics Certificate, and MOS.

    Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SOFT101Introduction to Information Technology5
    SOFT102Programming Fundamentals with JavaScript5
    WEB102Web Development I5
    DATA101Database Design and SQL5
    DATA104Excel for Analytics5
    DATA102Advanced SQL5
    SOFT121C-Sharp I5
    SOFT123Web Programming w/JavaScript5
    CS&141Computer Science 1 Java5

    General Education Requirements

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH171Technical Math5
    MATH172Business Math5
    MATH&107Math in Society5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    MATH&153Calculus III5

    Humanities changed from 10 to 5 credits 5/16/22

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5

    Humanities changed from 10 to 5 credits 5/16/22

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HREL111Interviewing and Career Success5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5

    Humanities changed from 10 to 5 credits 5/16/22

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL170Medical Terminology2
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5

    Humanities changed from 10 to 5 credits 5/16/22

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

    Humanities changed from 10 to 5 credits 5/16/22

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

  • Description: 6 quarter AAST

    Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SOFT101Introduction to Information Technology5
    SOFT102Programming Fundamentals with JavaScript5
    WEB102Web Development I5
    DATA101Database Design and SQL5
    DATA102Advanced SQL5
    SOFT121C-Sharp I5
    SOFT123Web Programming w/JavaScript5
    SOFT207Web Application Development5
    SOFT290Capstone Project5
    SOFT210Mobile Application Development I5
    CS&141Computer Science 1 Java5
    DATA205Business Data Analytics I - SQL Server Administration5
    SOFT204Open Source Programming5

    Electives

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SOFT204Open Source Programming5
    DATA206Business Data Analytics II- Intro to Business Intelligence5

    General Education Requirements

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH&107Math in Society5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    MATH&153Calculus III5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    General Education Requirements updated 4/5/22

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    General Education Requirements updated 4/5/22

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    General Education Requirements updated 4/5/22

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    General Education Requirements updated 4/5/22

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    General Education Requirements updated 4/5/22

  • Description: 3-4 quarter Certificate of Competency

    Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    SOFT101Introduction to Information Technology5
    SOFT102Programming Fundamentals with JavaScript5
    WEB102Web Development I5
    DATA101Database Design and SQL5
    DATA104Excel for Analytics5
    DATA102Advanced SQL5
    SOFT121C-Sharp I5
    SOFT123Web Programming w/JavaScript5
    SOFT207Web Application Development5
    SOFT290Capstone Project5

    General Education Requirements

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH171Technical Math5
    MATH172Business Math5
    MATH&107Math in Society5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    MATH&153Calculus III5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HREL111Interviewing and Career Success5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL170Medical Terminology2
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

  • Description: 1 quarter Certificate of Training
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    DATA101Database Design and SQL5
    SOFT101Introduction to Information Technology5
    SOFT102Programming Fundamentals with JavaScript5
    WEB102Web Development I5

No eligibility requirements have been provided.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $107,510
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 131,400

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

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