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Software and Database Developer, A.S.

 

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.

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Meet Joshua Watson, Database Administrator

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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. 
–  Database Administrator, CACI, Inc. / 2014 Alumnus
 
 

Who is eligible for the Software and Database developer A.S. degree program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR software and database developer degree?

  • If you haven’t already been to Gulf Coast’s Panama City campus, you should know that we’re located right on the Gulf Coast shoreline, with many great views of the water. Schedule a campus tour.
  • Gulf Coast State College’s Software and Database Developer program closely communicates with local business and industry to assure that students receive the training that they need in order to  successfully compete for development opportunities here and across the United States.
  • Our faculty care deeply about your career success and will help you through the rough spots along the way. They are your advocates, and after graduation, your professional colleagues.
 
 

How do I apply to the software and database developer degree program?

To apply for the Software and Database Developer program, you will need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  You can visit the Gulf Coast admissions page for additional admissions information.

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

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do i apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options to help you pay for college.  Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area
See General Education Requirements 3
Mathematics Area
+*MAC 1105, College Algebra 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirements 3
History See General Education Requirements 3
Major Courses
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
+*COP1000, Intro to Programming Logic 3
COP2700, Data Structure (SQL) 3
+CIS2321, System Analysis and Design 3
CGS1103, Project Management Concepts and Processes 3
+*COP 2250, Java Programming I 3
+*COP 2251, Java Programming II 3
+*COP2224, C++ Programming I 3
DIG2100, Web Design I 3
+#COP2840, Internet Programming 3
+*COP2657, Intro to SmartPhone Programming 3
#*CTS1650, Network Fundamentals 3
+*COP2701, Database Design and Management 3
+*CTS1120, Computer and Network Security (Security +) 3
Select 3 credits from the following courses (electives): 3
+DIG2101, Web Design II, 3 crs.
+CIS 2949, Information Technology COOP Education, 3 crs.

TOTAL DEGREE HOURS

60

Subject specific cooperative education may be substituted with permission of advisor.


• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 
 Computer Lab, ATC222
 

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. 

 
 

Contact the ADVISOR

Tonitta W. Sauls
Associate Professor, Computer Science
850-769-1551, extension 5090

tsauls@gulfcoast.edu

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology
850-872-3839
mboyd@gulfcoast.edu

 
 
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