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Computer Software Development

Computer Software Development

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations. 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.

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.

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

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 system designs.
  • Develop database systems to meet business data requirements
  • Design and create websites.
  • Find and correct errors in the design and implementation of software solutions
Course Title Credits
CSD 1510 Programming Fundamentals with Python * 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1101 College Success * 1
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications * 3
ITS 1205 Windows Concepts *^ 1
ITS 1300 Introduction to Computers and Networks 2
ITS 1500 HTML and CSS 3
CSD 1300 Database Management 2
CSD 1310 SQL I 2
CSD 1600 JavaScript and jQuery 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
MGT 1115 Customer Relations 2
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics  
or STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
CSD 2100 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CSD 2310 SQL II 2
CSD 2521 Java Programming I 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology  
or SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
-- Technical Elective** 3
CSD 2522 Java Programming II 3
CSD 2541 C++ Programming 3
CSD 2800 Advanced Topics or Co-Op/Internship*** 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication ****  
or ENG 2230 Technical Report Writing **** 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective 3
  Total credit hours 60
^Proficiency test available.

* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0700 before taking other computer courses.  Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0710 before taking a computer class.

** Technical electives must total 3 semester hours. They may come from any combination of courses (including online courses) not already prescribed that use the following course codes: CSD, CSE, GST, NWM, NTK, or GEO 1000

*** The co-op or internship consists of EBE 1000 and EBE 2702.  EBE 1000 must be completed at least one term before EBE 2702.

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.

A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Academic Preparation

Computer Software Development students need a high school algebra background equivalent to MTH 0750 Algebra for STEM majors. Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0700 Computer Fundamentals as a preparatory course before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0710 Beginning Keyboarding or ITS 1205 Computer Concepts.

Transfer Information

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.

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Adam John Parrillo, Ph.D. Dean, School of Business and Applied Technologies