Information Technology (IT) is the backbone of business and industry today. Gain hands-on experience in all areas of the field, from programming to software applications to network management and administration. Students in our associate degree program can specialize in either software engineering and web development or cybersecurity and network engineering, and learn to program in languages currently in demand in the workplace.Read More
The Information Technology Department offers an Associate in Science in Software Engineering and Web Development, the field that has become the backbone of business, technology, and industry. The department has an extensive set of computer labs for student use to gain hands-on experience in all areas of the field, from programming to software applications to network management and administration.
The associate degree in Software Engineering and Web Development provides depth in business applications, web development and database design. Upon completion of the Software Engineering and Web Development associate degree program, students are qualified to apply for positions in software support, programming, web development, data analysis or a wide range of other entry-level positions or to continue in NEIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in Software Engineering or Business Management.
Potential Career Opportunities
Software Engineering and Web Development associate degrees can introduce students to many exciting career opportunities. The technical skills provided by NEIT’s associate degree program will also prepare students for work as software developers, computer network support specialists, data entry clerks, or software testers.
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Can you be a software engineer with an associate degree?
Though most employers look for a bachelor’s degree in software engineering when considering applicants for entry-level positions, it is possible to break into the field with an associate degree or less.
Graduates of associate degree programs may qualify for jobs as web developers, software testers, computer programmers, computer support specialists and more.
This associate degree program takes 18 months to complete.
Is a degree important for software engineers?
While it is possible to begin work in the field without a software engineering degree, employers will typically look for some kind of degree program when reviewing resumes.
A degree in software engineering will help prepare students for the professional world by providing a solid foundation in software engineering, software development, computer science, programming and coding.
Students will also develop important skills during their degree program revolving around problem-solving, logical thinking, and verbal communication to help them excel in the field.
What does an associate software engineer do?
Associate software engineers work alongside a team of engineering professionals and developers to improve existing software or design new applications. This title is most commonly associated with entry-level work.
Other duties assigned to associate software engineers may include coding responsibilities, coordinating with hardware engineers on different technologies and software, and helping quality assurance engineers QA team test software before release.
What degree is best for software engineering?
Though there are plenty of opportunities available at the associate degree level, employers typically seek out applicants with a four-year bachelor of science degree in computer science, software engineering or web development.
These individuals can qualify for a variety of full-time software engineering positions as computer programmers, cybersecurity engineers, or software developers.