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

$2,800

Includes: Tuition (@ 900 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

$138

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

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Digital Book Access Fee: $98
Certificate Processing Fee

$18

Paid upon program completion

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Software Development
Classroom Hours
Mon

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

6pm-9pm

Tue

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

6pm-9pm

Wed

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

6pm-9pm

Thu

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

6pm-9pm

Fri

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

Admission Requirements

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

  • 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
  • ONLY available AFTER completing the Davis Technical College Information Technology program
  • Complete program Placement Assessments as noted below:

Placement Assessment Requirements

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

READING REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 250 - 300
Alternate Documentation
MATH REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 250 - 300
Alternate Documentation
PREPARATION AND STUDY
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications


Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)

  • Computer Programming 1
  • Web Development 1

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

Outcomes

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
  • PT Dane Carter

“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.