Software Development

Information Technology 

The Anoka Technical College Software Development program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

The curriculum combines theoretical design and analysis instruction with extensive hands-on implementation practice using today’s hottest software development environments Visual basic, Java, C++, XML and Javascript. Students learn the skills necessary to be successful business analysts and software developers.

The unique program allows technical specialization in Software Development while the common core courses and required electives from other specializations build the broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

Graduates are encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work study positions are be available. 

IT graduates are highly employable; in many cases, even before graduation.

The Anoka Technical College associate in applied science (AAS) degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Development is a 72-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in IT fields with the highest demand, both today and in the future.

PDF Program Guide

Prequisites

Some courses may require an Accuplacer score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
72
 Technical Credits 57
 Core
25
 ITEC 1001    Network Fundamentals
4
 ITEC 1015  Web Programming Technologies
4
 ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
 ITEC 1030  IT Internship
2
 ITEC 2100  Programming Logic and Design
4
 ITEC 2900  Integrated Capstone Project
4
TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals        3
     
 Software Development Concentration
32
 ITEC 2105  JAVA Programming
4
 ITEC 2113  .NET Technologies
4
 ITEC 2120  DB Design and SQL
4
 ITEC 2136  Web Data Technologies
4
 ITEC 2145  Database Programming
4
 ITEC 2316  Web Interactivity
4
 ITEC 2340  Scripting Languages
4
 ITEC 2500  Android Application Development
4
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
General Education/MnTC coursesincluding one (1) transferable MATH** course MnTC Goal Area 4
15

**MATH may have a prerequisite depending on Accuplacer assessment score.

Program Sequence

Please contact your program Advisor for more information.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College software development graduates are specialist in their field, and also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven areas of concentration.

Professional standards, proper methodology such as sound engineering principles and project management, are emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

The Information Technology instructors at Anoka Technical College are experts in their fields, committed to providing high-quality, hands-on, skill-based education to their students.

Faculty members are called on by local industry experts and businesses to provide expert insight and to recommend students for employment.

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Alex Minakov
763-576-4002

Julie Myers
763-576-4072


The Anoka Technical College Software Development diploma is a 57-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in IT fields with the highest demand, both today and in the future. 

PDF Program Guide

Prequisites

Some courses may require an Accuplacer score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
 57
Technical Education
57
ITEC 1001 Networking Fundamentals
4
ITEC 1015 Web Programming Technologies 4
ITEC 1025 Project Management
4
ITEC 1030 IT  Internship
2
ITEC 2100 Programming Logic & Design
4
ITEC 2900 Integrated Capstone Project
4
TLIT 1005 Technology Fundamentals
3
ITEC 2105 JAVA Programming
4
ITEC 2113 .NET Technologies
4
ITEC 2120 DB Design & SQL
4
ITEC 2136 Web Data Technologies
4
ITEC 2145 Database Programming
4
ITEC 2316 Web Interactivity Tools
4
ITEC 2340 Scripting Languages 4
ITEC 2500
 Android Application Development
 4

Program Sequence

Please contact your program Advisor for more information.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.                                                                                                                                                                

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Description

Anoka Technical College software development graduates are specialist in their field, and also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven areas of concentration. Professional standards, proper methodology such as sound engineering principles and project management, are emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Software Development Diploma Gainful Employment Report   

Faculty

The Information Technology instructors at Anoka Technical College are experts in their fields, committed to providing high-quality, hands-on, skill-based education to their students.

Faculty members are called on by local industry experts and businesses to provide expert insight and to recommend students for employment.

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Alex Minakov
763-576-4002

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Start

Fall: August, October
Spring: January, March
(Also multiple start options each semester)

Award

AAS Degree with Emphasis
Diploma

Contact

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Alex Minakov
763-576-4002

Julie Myers
763-576-4072