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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Application Software Development, AAS

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Program Description

The Application Software Development program prepares students to perform tasks associated with developing and modifying software applications. This program will have a strong focus on database design & programming, web development, and programming languages such as: Java, JavaScript, C++, C#, HTML, SQL, CSS, etc. Additionally, students will learn how to edit, debug, and test existing programs, as well as creating their own programs.

After completing the Associate degree in Application Software Development at SLCC, the students will be able to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Informatics at ULL.

Program Goals

  • Graduates will acquire occupational competencies in programming and software development.
  • Graduates will be introduced to widely-used programming languages and build proficiency.
  • Graduates will obtain the knowledge to develop custom software solutions for complex business environments.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Associate of Applied Science in Application Software Development will:

  • Be able to design, write, debug and test application software.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and optimize computer systems.
  • Be able to use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks and enable clients to import, export, and access useable data.
  • Be able to employ critical thinking to find software solutions.
  • Be able to develop integrated software solutions, using relevant methodologies, polices, and standards.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn an Associate of Science Degree in Application Software Development from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 45

  • ASDV Courses 39 Credits

General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 60


AAS: Application Software Development Total Credits: 60

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

CTS: Java Application Developer is awarded after a student has earned a “C” or higher in the following courses: ASDV 1205, 1220, 1905, 2115, 2420 and an ASDV Elective.

CTS: Web Application Developer is awarded after a student has earned a “C” or higher in the following courses: ASDV 1205, 1220, 1905, 2420, 2520 and 2620.

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