Software Coding Technology

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Software Coding Technology offers training in the design, coding, and testing of software applications using a variety of programming languages, database manipulation, hardware maintenance, and operating systems functions. Graduates with skills and training in software coding are prepared for entry level employment as developers and analysts as well as other related information technology positions in a variety of industries.

Software Coding Technology is a two-year program that offers training in both traditional and web-based programming. A 30-hour certificate, a 45-hour certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science degree are available.

Progression:  To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each IST and MAT course to progress in the program.  

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include the following:

  • Attain a 15 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score a 230 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Reading Section and the ACCUPLACER NG Algebra Section;
  • Earn a “B” or above in Intermediate English and Reading (ENG 0124) and a “B” or above in Beginning Algebra (MAT 0123);
  • Complete 15 semester hours of program general education coursework with an average of “C” or above at an accredited college or university. Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement; and attend an orientation session with the program coordinator when all other requirements are met.

Students in the Software Coding Technology Program must attend MCC full-time (15 or more semester credit hours).

All courses should be taken in sequence as outlined. Any deviation from the program must have prior approval of the program coordinator. 

FIRST YEAR  | FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST   1414 Client-Side Programming 4
IST 1513 SQL Programming 3
IST 1724 Programming in Python

4

IST 1714 JAVA Programming

4

IST 1811 IST Seminar I

1

  Semester Hours

16

FIRST YEAR | SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST  1143 Principles of Information Security 3
IST 1524 SQL Programming II 4
IST 1764 Programming in Python II 4
IST 1154 Web and Programming Development Concepts 4
IST 1821 IST Seminar II 1
  Semester Hours 16
SECOND YEAR | FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
IST  1124 IT Foundations 4
IST 2111 IST Seminar III 1
IST  2724 Advanced JAVA Programming 4
IST 2824 Full-Stack Web Development 4
  Semester Hours 16
SECOND YEAR | SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
SPT 1113 Public Speaking 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MAT 1313 College Algebra 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
IST 2121 IST Seminar IV 1
IST 2833 Full-Stack Web Application 3
  Semester Hours 16
Total Semester Hours 64

 

Students must successfully obtain the obtain either the MTA 98-381 Introduction to Programming using Python OR the MTA 98-382 Introduction to Programming using Java certifications in order to graduate with the 30-hour certificate.

FIRST YEAR | FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST 1154 Web & Programming Development Concepts 4
IST 1414 Client-Side Programming 4
IST 1513 SQL Programming 3
IST 1724 Programming in Python

4

  Semester Hours

15

FIRST YEAR | SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST 1143 Principles of Information Security 3
IST 1714 JAVA Programming

4

IST 1764 Programming in Python II 4
IST 2814 Full-Stack Web Development 4
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours 30

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in professional and business offices.  All courses can be transferred into the two-year Software Coding Associate of Applied Science Degree Program.  A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program.

FIRST YEAR | FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST 1414 Client-Side Programming

4

IST 1513 SQL Programming

3

IST 1724 Programming in Python

4

IST 1154 Web & Programming Development Concepts

4

  Semester Hours

15

FIRST YEAR | SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST 1143 Principles of Information Security

3

IST 2814 Full-Stack Web Development

4

IST 1764 Programming in Python II

4

IST 1714 JAVA Programming

4

  Semester Hours

15

SECOND YEAR | FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST 2883 Full-Stack Web Application

3

IST 1124 IT Foundations

4

IST 2724 Advanced JAVA Programming

4

IST 1524 SQL Programming II

4

  Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours 45

 

  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Digital Designers
  • Python Programming
  • JAVA Programming
  • Client-Side Programming
  • SQL Programming
  • $41,890 - $69,920 (MDES Labor Market Occupational Wages) 

 

For more informationFor more information:
Curtis Beckman, coordinator
cbeckman@meridiancc.edu
601.484.8811

For more informationFor more information:
Deborah Nettles, advisor
dnettle1@meridiancc.edu
601.553.3404