Do you enjoy working with technology? Are you looking for a career that offers something new each day?

Computer Programming

Create the software that runs our computers, mobile phones and more with Jackson College’s new associate degree in software engineering. Software engineers explore the needs of users to design, develop, test, deploy and manage software applications. These applications connect a user to a computer, tablet, smartphone or mobile device.

About the Program

This software engineering program will feature coursework in databases, cloud computing, systems design, and multiple programming languages. Students will learn to create scalable programs, web applications and cloud-based software. Input from the computer information systems advisory committee helped shape this new offering. It will replace and build on the previous computer programming degree. Job opportunities may include applications developer, computer consultant, information technology analyst, programmer, software developer, or software engineer. Earnings are strong, with starting wages are often in the $60,000 per year range, while median wages are $103,000 per year and up.

“All computer-related fields are in demand today; networking and security, programming and software engineering, all are up,” said Associate Professor Dianne Hill. This degree is for students who want to pursue their career goals or transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree.