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AAS in Information Technology - Multiplatform Software Development

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a specialization in multiplatform software development combines a foundational information technology (IT) education with coursework in software and web design. Find out more about this online associate's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a Specialization in Multiplatform Software Development

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Description:

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Multiplatform Software Development program at Kaplan University provides students with a basic technical education with an emphasis on software development, website design, and database management concepts. Topics addressed in specialization courses include management principles, Web page markup, software programming languages, database management systems, software engineering fundamentals, and Web graphics design. In the major curriculum, students will learn the basic concepts of networks, Microsoft Office applications, programming, and desktop operating systems. In addition, students can choose between two culminating experiences: a field internship or a problem-solving IT capstone project.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

This program consists of 90 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology With a Specialization in Multiplatform Software Development:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • IT 111: Programming Fundamentals for Beginners (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Microsoft Office Applications On Demand (5 credits)
  • IT 190: Foundations in Information Technology (5 credits)
  • IT 261: Desktop Administration (5 credits)
  • IT 273: Networking Concepts (5 credits)
  • Select one of the following courses:
    • IT 296: Associate's-Level Information Technology Internship (5 credits)
    • IT 299: Associate's Capstone in Information Technology (5 credits)

Multiplatform Software Development Specialization Requirements

  • AB 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • CM 241: Foundations of Technical Communication (2 credits)
  • IT 117: Introduction to Website Development (5 credits)
  • IT 163: Database Concepts Using Microsoft Access (5 credits)
  • IT 213: Software Development Concepts -- Introductory (5 credits)
  • IT 214: Foundations of Web Design (5 credits)
  • IT 232: Software Design and Development Concepts -- Intermediate (5 credits)
  • IT 234: Database Foundations (5 credits)
  • IT 247: Fundamentals of Web Graphics (5 credits)

Core Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • CS 204: Professional Presence (3 credits)
  • MM 212: College Algebra (5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a specialization in multiplatform software development program may seek to further develop their understanding of technical concepts discussed in this curriculum. They can do so by enrolling in a four-year degree program.* A bachelor's degree could be a requirement when applying for entry-level or mid-management positions in the field. Students could pursue the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology; specialization areas in this program include:

  • Multiplatform Software Development
  • Network Administration
  • Database Management

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in multiplatform software development could apply for entry-level positions in the IT departments of various of organization.** They might seek work in public or private corporations, software development companies, telecommunications companies, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations. In some cases, experience may be needed when applying with a two-year degree.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Software tester
  • Junior web developer/designer
  • Junior software developer/engineer

For comprehensive consumer and gainful employment information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/student-consumer-information.aspx.

* While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs.

** Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue the stated positions, which have varying responsibilities. However, the University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required. In addition, job titles and responsibilities may vary from organization to organization.

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