Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development

Associate of Applied Science > Bachelor’s in Software Development at ACC

Upgrade your coding credentials and unlock the next stage of your career with Austin Community College’s BAS in Software Development. The 2-year AAS-to-BAS degree track allows you to earn a 4-year degree entirely at ACC, with flexible and affordable options designed to help you stand out in the highly competitive computer science field.

For questions about the program and how to apply, contact the department website for more information.

Why Get a 4-Year Software Development Degree?

ACC’s Bachelor of Applied Science curriculum will evolve your skills and advanced technical knowledge for supporting computer-based information systems. Earn relevant certifications and level up your coding career with coursework covering the following topics:

  • Machine Learning
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Assurance
  • Database and Web Vulnerability Security
  • Cloud SDN (Software-Defined Networking)

BAS in Software Development: How to Get Started

Students new to ACC must complete our admissions process. If you are a previous ACC student, you will not need to re-apply. However, you may need to contact ACC Admissions and Enrollment to ensure your information is up-to-date.

Applicants must have obtained junior status, as defined as having earned at least 60 college-level semester hours in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field and 12 credit hours of relevant coursework in Programming.

Students are selected for the BAS program through an open application process that starts with attending a free information session by the Software Development BAS faculty and staff. Check ACC’s Software Development program website for up-to-date application submission dates and free session details.

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ACC’s BAS in Software Development teaches software developer job skills such as coding, database administration, network security, and more.

Software Developer Job Skills

When it comes to software developer job skills, coding is just one area of expertise. Successful software developers need to understand general programming language concepts and structure, database architecture, and network infrastructure.

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High Demand Career

Affordable 4-Year Degree

Accredited Bachelor Program

Career & Salary Information

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  • Software Developers, Applications

    Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

    Hourly Wage: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Software Developers, Applications. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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  • Software Developers, Systems Software

    Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

    Hourly Wage: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Software Developers, Systems Software. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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