Computer Software Development
This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield locations.
Information technology is one of the fastest-growing career fields today. The Computer Software Development curriculum focuses on programming, database, and web design. Students learn to analyze, design, and develop solutions to business problems through the use of technology.
The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students, and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional terms of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in Computer Software Development, a graduate will be able to do the following:
- Analyze information system requirements and design appropriate software solutions.
- Write computer programs to implement information systems designs.
- Develop database systems to meet business data requirements.
- Design and create web sites.
- Find and correct errors in the design and implementation of software solutions.
Computer Software Development students need a high school algebra background equivalent to CPE 0600, Algebra I. Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800, Computer Fundamentals, as a preparatory course before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810, Beginning Keyboarding, or ITS 1210, Keyboarding/Word Processing.
Most courses in the curriculum are available online or in hybrid format (part online, part classroom). The Advanced Topics course currently requires class attendance. Some courses may be available at only one location (Springfield or Beavercreek). Some courses are offered only once a year. Contact your academic advisor about course sequencing. Graduating Computer Software Development students wishing to further build their skills could also receive an Associate of Applied Business in New Media by completing an additional 10 courses in the New Media curriculum.
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.
General Education Electives
A general education elective is a course in one of the following categories: Oral and Written Communication, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Mathematics, or Physical and Natural Sciences. A complete listing of general education electives is available in the College Catalog.
|CSD 1500||Programming Fundamentals||3|
|ENG 1111||English I||3|
|FYE 1100||College Success||1|
|ITS 1105||Computer Concepts and Software Applications *||3|
|ITS 1205||Windows Concepts *||1|
|MTH 1060||Business Mathematics||3|
|CSD 2510||Python Programming||3|
|CSE 1110||Introduction to CyberSecurity||3|
|ENG 2211||Business Communication||3|
|ITS 1300||Introduction to Computers and Networks||2|
|ITS 1500||HTML and CSS||3|
|MGT 1115||Customer Relations||2|
|CSD 1400||Database Management||3|
|CSD 2521||Java Programming I||3|
|MGT 1060||Organizational Behavior||3|
|CSD 2100||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|CSD 2522||Java Programming II||3|
|CSD 2541||C++ Programming I||3|
|CSD 2800||Advanced Topics or *Co-Op/Internship||3|
|--||Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.
** A co-op or internship may be completed in the summer or in the fall or spring of the second year. EBE 1000 must be completed at least one term prior to the co-op or internship.
Class Schedule Planning
The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.
Disclaimer: This information is for planning purposes only and does not guarantee availability. Clark State Community College will make every effort to offer courses as listed above but reserves the right to change, add, and cancel course offerings for unforeseen circumstances.