Computer Information Technology - Applications Development

Application Development

Program Description

Our Applications Development program will prepare you to design and code software applications on different computer platforms (PC, web, mobile). You will receive hands-on training in Java, C#.NET, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, SQL, ASP, JSP. This career path is perfect for you if you want to code PC applications, program websites, create mobile apps, or develop enterprise-wide software solutions commonly used in business and industry.

Our flexible Applications Development program provides hands-on training while allowing you to be a full-time or part-time student taking day, evening and online classes. Many courses can be completed online but you will be required for some in-person classes. You will be prepared to work in every sector of the economy after you graduate from the program.

This program may qualify you for the STEM CONNECT scholarship. The STEM CONNCECT scholarship is available to academically talented, low-income students interested in careers that require strong skills in mathematics or computer science.

The Diploma can be completed 100% online, 100% face-to-face, or a combination of both!

Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree / Diploma
Locations: Lincoln
Formats: In-Person / Online
Start: Fall / Spring
Schedule: Full-Time / Part-time
Estimated Total Cost
$9,238 Associate of Applied Science

You can start the Applications Development program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

You’re a Good Fit

Our Applications Development program provides you with a comprehensive, hands-on training in current technologies which makes you a valuable employee. You will be successful in this field if you:

  • have excellent problem-solving skills
  • are organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize your workload and document activities
  • are able to communicate effectively with a variety of people
  • have good written and oral communication skills
  • are flexible enough to work in groups or independently
  • can concentrate on a project or problem until you find a solution
  • enjoy working in a field that is always changing


The job market is looking for people with the technical skills to make computers work. Rewarding IT careers are available in almost every field including health, education, business, transportation and manufacturing, and the job outlook is expected to increase through 2022. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $64,584. Career options in Applications Development include:

  • Application Developer
  • Instructor
  • IT Applications Developer
  • IT Database Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • System Application Specialist
  • Web Developer
  • Web Programmer

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution

Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution (NC-SARA) institution. As such, SCC is unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following areas at this time: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact