Associate of Applied Science in Software Engineering


The objective of this program is to train individuals in proven methods for developing and maintaining software applications and data systems. Upon graduation, students will receive the degree Associate of Applied Science in Software Engineering.

Graduates of this program will qualify for entry-level technical and managerial positions in many industries, including software maintenance and development, software systems engineering, database administration, and Web development.

Length of Program

The program typically takes two years consisting of six semesters, each including two 8–week terms. The minimum time to complete the program is 24 months (96 weeks, 8 break weeks). Students must complete a minimum of 65.5 credit hours. The complete program consists of approximately 1155 hours, which is comprised of 810 hours of theory and 345 hours of laboratory.


The requirements to enter into this program are, at a minimum, a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate and a passing grade of 70% on the entrance examination.

Semester Start Dates

Classes begin every 8 weeks. See the academic calendar for next start date.

Class Schedule

Monday through Thursday,
8:00 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday,
5:00 p.m. to 10:50 p.m.

Learning Resource System Hours

Monday through Thursday,
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.,
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Required Courses

Code Title Hours
CSE103 Introduction to Computer Science 3.0
CSE113 Business Practices 3.5
CSI204 Elementary Database 4.5
CSI304 Database Systems 4.0
CSI344 Administering SQL Database 4.5
ENG103 Technical Communications 3.0
MTH133 Technical Mathematics I 3.0
MTH143 Technical Mathematics II 3.0
MTH213 Calculus I 3.0
MTH223 Calculus II 3.0
MTH233 Matrix Algebra and Problem Solving 3.0
PGS112 Success Planning 2.0
PGS121 Competing for Employment and Promotions 3.0
PGS222 Team Building 2.0
Required Options: select two of the following sets
CSP224 Elementary Visual Basic 4.5
CSP324 Intermediate Visual Basic 4.5

CSP234 Elementary Visual C++ 4.5
CSP334 Intermediate Visual C++ 4.5

CSP244 Elementary Java 4.5
CSP344 Intermediate Java 4.5

CSP274 Elementary C# 4.5
CSP374 Intermediate C# 4.5
Total Hours in Required Courses 62.5
Free Elective Hours* 3.0
Total Program Credit Hours 65.5
* Free Electives are required credit hours that students are free to choose from the entire curriculum.

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