Software Development

It's a great time to work in software development. The industry is booming and coding remains one of the most in-demand skills across industries.

In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the field will grow by 22% from 2020 to 2030, with salaries nationwide averaging above $100,000.

Program highlights

  • In MCC's Software Development program, students with no prior experience will benefit from a robust program that starts with basic skills and continues to build on key technical and professional fundamentals.
  • The Software Development Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program prepares students for entry-level employment with full-stack development skills in the areas of software and web development or for transfer to a four-year school.
  • Our software development emphasis offers the following programming language strands delivered in a hands-on format: C++, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Bash, PowerShell, Python, HTML, CSS, MySQL and Apache.
  • Offers credit by certification for students already holding credentials and wishing to complete a degree or certificate.

Students come into our program with a variety of backgrounds and varying degrees of skill levels. Students will benefit from having taken previous technical courses, experience and/or have a passion or interest in the field.

We also have many students that are changing careers, coming out of military service, non-traditional students returning and students who are starting right out of high school


Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.



Much faster than average outlook for Software Developers

Software developers usually have a bachelor's degree, typically in computer science, software development or software engineering. However, some organizations such as Cerner hires students who have completed our program with an Associate in Applied Science in Software Development.

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.

Transfer made simple


Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

Please check with an advisor for transfer information.


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