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Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorWendy Payne

Pathway NavigatorRachel Hibbard
850.769.1551 ext. 3835
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Software Database Developer, AS

Take the Leap Toward Designing and Developing the Next Generation of Powerful Applications

Individuals pursuing an Associate of Science degree in the Software and Database Developer program want to begin or advance a career in software/database development. Graduates from this program seek positions as software developers, quality assurance specialists, database specialists and systems analysts. This program focuses on programming logic, in-demand programming languages, database programming and design and analysis associated with creating software applications. A strong emphasis is placed on working collaboratively in a team environment, communicating effectively, and cultivating good software development skills.

 While salaries vary based upon on the type and location of your job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015.

Software Database Developer Program Course Requirements


English I
Visual and Performing Arts or
Philosophy/Religion or
College Algebra
Physical Science or
Biological Science
American National Government or United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
Programming Courses
Database Courses
Web Design Courses
Network Security Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Software Database Developer Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Information Security Analysts
Web Administrators

Software Developer
Database Administrators

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

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Software Development Labs

The Advanced Technology Center on the Panama City campus offers multiple state-of-the-art computer labs designed for group collaboration, planning and designing in a dynamic, creative environment. 

Meet Joshua Watson,

Joshua Watson
Joshua Watson
" I can honestly say that this program changed my life. Before this program I was in a different field of study that wasn't necessarily bad, but also not really what I wanted to be doing. There was nothing that really stuck out about it. As soon as this program was started, I enrolled, and after the very first class I knew I made the right decision. The program gave me the foundation I needed to build upon. They can’t teach you every single thing you need to know in school so a good foundation is really what you need. You’ll get that with this program. "

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Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.