Information Technology & Systems

Developer Specialization

Developer Lab

The developer specialization prepares you to work either as a software developer or a web developer. You could develop the next big app or develop the systems that make technology run. As a software developer, you'll be the creative mind behind computer programs.

Typical Job Titles
  • Application Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Web Administrator
  • Database Developer
  • Database Analyst
View our catalog for more program information.

Contact: Benjamin Versaw | Gaspard Mucundanyi | Craig Shaw

Additional Developer Information

  • Microsoft Office 365 software is provided free from the college. This software includes Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and OneDrive.
  • Information Technology and Systems program provides students taking an INFO course the ability to download Microsoft software for free from our Imagine Academy. This software includes a majority of Microsoft’s software including Windows, Visual Studio, Project, Visio, etc.
  • Other open source software is used in the program and is typically free for students. Students have access to our Virtual Desktop which allows them to remotely log into our server and access software provided by the college.
  • Students in the Developer specialization are required to purchase their own web hosting site. Cost for this can vary with some free options available. Students typically chose the plan that is best for them and most pay a minimal monthly fee per month.
Continuing Education

Information Technology and Systems offers an Associate of Science degree option which will transfer directly to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Wayne State. Several options are available for transfer.

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Developer Employment Outlook

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Starting Wages / Earning Potential

  • Overall employment of software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers is projected to grow 25 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 153,900 openings for software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
  • Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Due to its projected 10-year growth, future job prospect rating, low unemployment and high median salary, the role of software developer climbed four spots from last year's rankings to the top of this year's list. Read more about why software developer is the best job of 2023.
  • Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The tech sector, which holds four of the top 10 best jobs, is projected to see the third-largest increase in employment from 2021-2031, behind the leisure and hospitality sector and the health care and social assistance sector. Job prospects in the technology sector should remain strong, thanks to an increase in demand for services related to telework, such as IT security and computer infrastructure for businesses.
  • US News
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