Web Design and Software Development: Diploma Summary

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As a student of a Web Design and Software Development diploma program, you will take coursework in basic programming, Java, web design, SQL and general database technology. Career opportunities available after graduating from a Web Design and Software Development degree may include programmers, software designers, web developers and designers, and computer system analysts. Read on to find out more.
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Why Earn a Degree in Web Design and Software Development?

A degree in Web Design and Software Development, especially with additional training or at the four-year degree level, will help you succeed in the information technology field as a programmer, web or software developer. You will graduate from the program with the basic skills to design, maintain and troubleshoot websites and software applications.

Career Possibilities for Web Design and Software Development

Occupational Outlook and Demand

With the ever-changing technologies, there is an increase in the demand for additional education and training of computer professionals, especially in the Web Design and Software Development field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this industry is expected to experience rapid growth over the next seven years.

Salary Information

As of March 2007, according to BLS, web designers in the U.S. earn an average of between $53,832 and $73,186 a year. In a similar posting by Salary.com, web software designers were earning between $60,547 and $82,066 a year in March 2007.

Degree Specifics for Web Design and Software Development

Coursework Required

In a Web Design and Software Development programs, students take most of their courses in a computer lab. Required courses for this diploma program may include the following:

  • Database Technology and Management
  • Java
  • Programming
  • SQL
  • VB.net
  • Web Design

Skills Learned

As part of a Web Design and Software Development program, students will learn through hands-on instruction. They will be afforded the skills to help them once out in the field. Upon graduation students will be able to:

  • Develop software solutions for businesses and other areas of interest
  • Analyze, design, and maintain a variety of information systems
  • Design websites and web programming for businesses using correct programming languages

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    1. American InterContinental University

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    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Technology: Software Analysis and Development
      • Bachelor of Technology: Software Analysis and Development
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    2. Lewis University

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    Master's
      • MS in Computer Science - Software Engineering
      • MS in Computer Science - Software Engineering
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    3. University of Delaware

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    Master's
      • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
      • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    4. Virginia College

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      • Associate: Network Engineering
      • Associate: Network Engineering
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    5. Full Sail University

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    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science - Software Development
      • B.S. - Mobile Development
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    6. Purdue University

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    Master's
      • Master of Science in Engineering Technology
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    7. Kaplan University

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    Bachelor's
      • BS in Information Technology/Multiplatform Software Development
      • BSIT: Network Admin
    Associate's
      • AAS in Information Technology - Multiplatform Software Development
      • AASIT: Network Admin
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    8. Northcentral University

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      • PhD in Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
      • PhD-TIM - Engineering Management
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      • MBA - Management of Engineering and Technology
      • MSTIM - Engineering Management
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    9. Utica College

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    Certificate
      • Computer Forensics Cert
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    10. Penn Foster High School

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    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma

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