Western’s IT-Web & Software program offers an exciting, challenging, and hands-on curriculum to prepare students for employment in the field of Information Technology as entry level programmers. A diverse set of technology focused classes are designed to introduce students to:
• Designing and querying databases
• Programming and problem solving via object-oriented programming
• Designing and building web and mobile applications
• Acquiring foundational IT skills with an introduction to computing and Information Technology
• Acquiring core IT infrastructure skills with an introduction to networking and server administration
Successful students will come prepared with basic skills in computing, math & logic, and a determination to solve problems. Students should also be prepared to use and enhance their soft skills through active listening, organization, teamwork, and engaging with local employers in a professional manner via internships.
IT-Web & Software graduates will earn an associate degree, employment opportunities, and the chance for further study. Graduates who have maintained good GPAs and served in internships are sought after by many regional employers. Prior graduates have also continued their education by transferring to universities to seek degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science.
Program instructors accept website work from the public that fits with the topic they are covering in class. To apply for this service, complete the Website Project Intake Form.
Estimated Program Cost
IT-Web & Software Developer
This program will cost about $9,700* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
IT-Web & Software Developer 2020-2021 Graduation Employment Stats
|Employed in Related Occupation||5|
|Employed in Non-related Occupations||0|
|Not in Labor Market||0|
Salary Data - Related Employment
|Part Time||Full Time|
|Average Hours Per Week||41|
|Median Hourly Wage||$25.43|
|Hourly Wage Range||$20.00-$27.00|
|Median Annual Salary||$52,900|
Respondents in Related Occupations
- Barista, IT Helpdesk, Software Engineer, Software Developer, Web Developer 1
- Living responsibly
- Refining professionalism
- Cultivating passion
- Design software systems
- Integrate database technologies
- Develop software applications
- Develop technical documentation
- Integrate IT infrastructure
- Exemplify professional behavior
Software and Technology
This program requires specific software and technology to complete classwork. Click here to see the list of items you will need for your courses.
If you do not have access to the items listed for your program, or if the items you have do not meet the requirements, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.
Internet access is required to access student accounts from off campus. The Learning Commons can provide information on free, off-campus Wi-Fi spots. Contact them at LearningCommons@westerntc.edu or call 608-785-9198.
For additional specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.