A career in software development begins at Davis Technical College. Software is a part of every business transaction in today’s fast-paced business environment. In the Davis Tech Software Development program, students will code in Java, C#, and other industry-related coding languages. Students will be introduced to using Software Version Control, making API calls to get data from web servers, exploring data structures, and storing and retrieving data for business applications. Students in the program will code for a mobile environment. When students near the end of the program, they will work with one of our placement specialists to find a job utilizing newly gained skills to begin a career. If you are already employed, enhance your skills with a customized plan developed just for you by working one-on-one with a faculty advisor.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 930 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate


Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Software Development
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Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who meet the following program requirements:

  • Program Prerequisite: Completion of Information Technology Program
  • ADULT STUDENTS: Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Must be at least 16 years of age AND be in 11th or 12th grade

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
  • Computer Programming 1A
  • Computer Programming 1B
  • Exploring Computer Science
  • Web Development 1A

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Software Development program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Western Governors University
Weber State University
Western Governors University
Utah State University


83%Placement Rate

Program Faculty

  • FT George Ray – Lead Faculty
  • Master's Degree from University of Utah
  • 801-593-2530
  • FT Claudine Simonsen
  • Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University
  • 801-593-2530
  • PT Brent Guymon
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College

“I decided I was done with chasing the retail world promotions. I got a job as an overnight worker for another company so I could attend Davis Tech and study Software Development. It was the best decision I ever made.”

Adam Wagner, Software Development

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.