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Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorTonitta W. Sauls
Associate Professor, Computer Science
850.769.1551, ext. 5090

Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale
850.769.1551, ext. 3838

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Software Database Developer, A.S.

Take the Leap Toward Designing and Developing the Next Generation of Powerful Applications

Individuals pursuing an Associate of Science degree in the Software and Database Developer program want to begin or advance a career in software/database development. Graduates from this program seek positions as software developers, quality assurance specialists, database specialists and systems analysts. This program focuses on programming logic, in-demand programming languages, database programming and design and analysis associated with creating software applications. A strong emphasis is placed on working collaboratively in a team environment, communicating effectively, and cultivating good software development skills.

 While salaries vary based upon on the type and location of your job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015.

Software Database Developer Program Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
Select One:
Visual and Performing Arts
MAC1105, College Algebra
Select One:
Physical Science
Biological Science
POS2041, American National Government or AMH2020, United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications
COP1000, Intro to Programming Logic
COP2700, Data Structure (SQL)
CIS2321, System Analysis and Design
CGS1103, Project Management Concepts and Processes
COP 2250, Java Programming I
COP2224, C++ Programming I
DIG2100, Web Design I
COP2840, Internet Programming
COP2657, Intro to SmartPhone Programming
CTS1650, Network Fundamentals
COP2701, Database Design and Management
CTS1120, Computer and Network Security (Security +)
CEN2212, Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IoT)
COP2940, Integrative Programming and Technologies Capstone

What can you do with a Software Database Developer Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Information Security Analysts
Web Administrators

Software Developer
Database Administrators

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida
Computer Lab

Software Development Labs

The Advanced Technology Center on the Panama City campus offers multiple state-of-the-art computer labs designed for group collaboration, planning and designing in a dynamic, creative environment. 

Meet Joshua Watson,

Joshua Watson
Joshua Watson
" I can honestly say that this program changed my life. Before this program I was in a different field of study that wasn't necessarily bad, but also not really what I wanted to be doing. There was nothing that really stuck out about it. As soon as this program was started, I enrolled, and after the very first class I knew I made the right decision. The program gave me the foundation I needed to build upon. They can’t teach you every single thing you need to know in school so a good foundation is really what you need. You’ll get that with this program. "

Database Administrator

Are you ready to Get Started?

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Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.