Software Engineering Technology (SET)

Description

The Software Engineering Technology degree program focuses on the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of software used in industry. Along with core math and science classes, students gain knowledge of computer operating systems and software development using various programming languages.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to enter the workforce as skilled computer programmers and systems integrators, or to continue their education in a bachelor's degree program in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science.

Although some required courses are available through evening and/or online classes, most of the Software Engineering Technology degree requirements are scheduled on Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Related Programs

Program Code

SET.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Write computer programs using Visual C++ and Visual BASIC languages
  • Design databases using SQL and Oracle
  • Handle microprocessor systems
  • Utilize digital logic
  • Write system integration software
  • Seek a variety of industry certifications

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Database Systems Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Software/Applications Support
  • Software Designer

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$34,000 to $55,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Graduates of the Software Engineering Technology program are in demand by companies locally and nationally. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 22 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati (College of Engineering and Applied Science)
  • University of Toledo

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Emerson Power Transmission
  • Great American Financial Resources, Inc.
  • The Health Alliance
  • Ohio Casualty Group

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr to $14/hr

Curriculum

Software Engineering Technology (SET)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
IT 101 .NET Programming 1 ( B) 2 3 3
IT 111 Database Design and SQL 1 ( B) 2 3 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
SET 110 HTML for Programmers ( B) 2 3 3
MAT 126 Functions and Calculus ( G) 3 2 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
Semester 2      
SET 151 C Programming 1 ( B) 2 3 3
IT 112 Database Design and SQL 2 ( T) 2 3 3
IT 102 .NET Programming 2 ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
CIT 190 Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 1 0 1
Semester 3      
SET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Software Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 4      
IT 103 .NET Programming 3 ( T) 2 3 3
IT 161 Java Programming 1 ( T) 2 3 3
SET 252 C Programming 2 ( T) 2 3 3
PHY 151 Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( G) 3 3 4
COMM 1XX Communication Elective (B)   3 0 3
Semester 5      
EET 101 Electronic Fundamentals 1 ( T) 2 3 3
SET 253 C Programming 3 ( T) 2 3 3
SET 290 Software Engineering Technology Capstone ( T) 1 4 3
ECO 1XX Economics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 6      
SET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Software Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Total Credits:   45 122 62

Electives 

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Communication Elective  
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3
Economics Elective  
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Contacts

Program Chair
Robert (Bob) Nields, MBA
(513) 569-1653
Co-op Coordinator
Noelle Grome, ME, MA
(513) 569-4693
noelle.grome@cincinnatistate.edu