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The Software Development programs at Johnson County Community College gives you the opportunity to further your creative and technical skills, as well as work with cutting-edge technology. This program teaches you what it takes to become a software developer in the modern world.

What Will I Learn in JCCC’s Software Development Programs?

As a Software Development student, you will solve business-related problems and learn how to use industry-standard development tools to develop software solutions that work in the real world. You will also obtain a solid foundation in web development, computer programming, and application development.

Get on the career track

Build the skills you’ll need to succeed in the workforce. Earn an AAS in Computer Information Systems or a Software Developer Certificate and get started in the job market right away. Grow your problem-solving skills while increasing your marketability in this in-demand field.

[Catalog] Computer Information Systems, AAS

[Catalog] Software Developer Certificate

Prepare to transfer

Take courses that transfer to a four-year institution without necessarily having to complete a degree or certificate. Topics include python programming, Java, database management, programming using different languages and much more. Many of these courses seamlessly transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at regional and national universities. The Computer Information Systems AAS also transfers to many four-year colleges.

[Catalog] Computer Information Systems courses

[Catalog] Computer Science courses

Why JCCC for Software Development?

At JCCC, train in a virtual work environment and collaborate with your peers in fully equipped labs.  The skills and knowledge you’ll develop will prepare you for a career that’s in high demand.

Learn how to:

  • Analyze problems and formulate software-based solutions
  • Create specifications and the architecture
  • Run tests
  • Document the design
  • Launch a training program so others can use a software
  • Maintain the program

JCCC’s Software Development faculty are active specialists in their field. Their experience and innovative solutions are shared in the classroom to provide an enhanced experience for our students. Through their real-world scenarios and examples, you will learn about the most relevant practices and current techniques in software development.

JCCC offers top resources for minimum cost. Create a schedule to fit your lifestyle by choosing from online and evening classes designed for flexibility, and class times that best fit your busy schedule. You can also choose to attend full or part-time.

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Employers recruit directly from JCCC because they know they will find students with the talent and skills they are looking for. As a software development student, you will have access to an active job board, internship positions, and opportunities for job shadowing.

Our Computer Information Systems, Computer Science and Data Analytics Advisory Board provides expert advice on a variety of issues to ensure that students earning degrees or certificates from JCCC are prepared to enter the workforce.

There are many different career options available to you depending on your interests. You could be a game developer, analyze data for science, program your own light in the refrigerator, or build back-end systems for huge financial institutions.

As a developer, you typically can choose to work as a contractor, freelancer, or just create your own startup. As a student in the software development program, you have a higher earnings potential; most experienced developers are generously rewarded for their work.

With a software development certificate, you can work as a:

  • Back-end software development instructor
  • Mobile app reverse engineer
  • Drupal software developer
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Computer network architect
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer support specialist
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator


If you're worried about paying for school Johnson County Community College is here to make tuition less stressful for you. We want our students to pick a program they love and succeed to the best of their ability. That's why we're constantly working to make tuition more affordable. 

Learn more about scholarship and student loan opportunities available to you. Program-specific and STEM scholarships are offered every semester to assist with tuition and materials expenses. Visit to learn more and apply.

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your software development courses.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

There are a number of resources available to you as a JCCC student in the software development program.

Our Financial Aid office is here to answer any questions you may have about paying for school. Learn more about scholarship and student loan opportunities available to you.

Interested in learning more about where a degree in software development can take you? Our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are here to help you envision your long-term career goals. 

You may also decide to further your studies elsewhere after graduating from JCCC. Consider transferring your credits to avoid retaking any courses later on.