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Information Technology – Software Developer

If you’re a problem solver who wants to stay on the cutting edge of technology, Gateway’s IT-Software Developer associate degree helps make computer programming an attainable career for you. Prepare for next-generation technology as you build a portfolio with marketable job skills geared to meet evolving industry trends. This software developer degree teaches the latest coding skills based on local employers’ needs, which helps ensure you excel throughout the software development life cycle. 

  • Get hands-on software experience with individual and team projects developing desktop, enterprise and mobile applications, databases, and websites in core classes, as well as through game programming, programmer/analyst and Apple app development certificate offerings.
  • Gain real-world experience with many of the latest computer technologies , IBMi, Windows and open-source platforms, as well as object-oriented and procedure-oriented programming languages.
  • Enjoy flexible learning schedules with virtual and face-to-face classes and labs outfitted with the latest hardware and software.
  • Network with industry professionals at the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA) annual conference as well as through the national COMMON professional organization. Connect with other students through clubs like dig.IT, Red Hawks Esports and the WMCPA student chapter.
  • Earn competitive wages through this in-demand field as a programmer/analyst, software developer or application developer.    
Program Credits



Racine Campus, Online

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,484
Books & Supplies: $4,809

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Application Developer, Software Developer, Programmer, Computer Programmer, Developer, Software Engineer

IT – Software Developer Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.