Software Application Design and Development AAS

Combine your creativity and computer know-how with a rewarding career in a growing industry.

MCC’s degree and certificate programs in Software Design and Development teach the essentials of front-end and back-end development, combining programming, database fundamentals, and UI/UX design. You’ll learn to code in multiple languages, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python, and gain the skills to keep up with the latest software development tools, even after you graduate.

Beyond the technical aspect of the curriculum, you’ll learn how to address business requirements of software design, test applications, and communicate effectively with stakeholders. In your capstone course, you’ll also get a chance to apply your skills by working on projects for a local business or creating a professional-grade personal project.

MCC’s program allows you to build on your skills by stacking the Back-End Development, Front-End Development, and Web Developer Certificates, earning credits that count toward your AAS degree. Additional training is available in standalone certificates in iOS, Android, and Python, which are also specialty subsets of the degree.

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $8,621.25

Credit Hours to Complete: 61

Weeks to Complete: 80

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Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151 | SPE-151#3 hrs,GRA-167#3 hrs,PRG-105#3 hrs,DGM-107#3 hrs,WEB-105#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr

Sample Semester 2 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151 | SPE-151#3 hrs,MAD-105#3 hrs,MAD-107#3 hrs,DGM-153#3 hrs,DGM-152#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: DGM-265#3 hrs,MAD-155#3 hrs,MAD-157#3 hrs,DBM-100#3 hrs,Select a Math or Physical Science or Life Science Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: MAD-255 | MAD-257#3 hrs,PRG-147#3 hrs,DBM-110#3 hrs,Select a General Education Course#3 hrs,Select Program Elective Starting with GRA, MAD,PRG, WEB#3 hrs

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What you need to know about getting your Software Application Design and Development AAS (CIP 15.1204)

Total Software Application Design and Development AAS Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,411.5 $20,078.15 $28,226.53 $28,226.53
Additional Costs $1,209.75 $1,209.75 $1,209.75 $1,209.75
Program Total $8,621.25 $21,287.9 $29,436.28 $29,436.28

What makes MCC's Software Application Design and Development AAS program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

  • MCC has gathered an advisory team of business leaders to guide the development of this program to ensure that the curriculum prepares you for today's job market.
  • By offering critical-thinking exercises, presentations, and real-world experience, we help you develop the necessary technical and soft skills employers are looking for.
  • The program’s labs run the latest software for both Android and iOS devices.

How will MCC's Software Application Design and Development AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • Turn your classroom knowledge into real-world skills through internships with local industry partners.
  • Guest speakers connect you to employers and provide insight into what it is like to work in the industry.
  • Faculty with industry experience help you explore career paths and be better prepared to enter the workforce.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.