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IT-Front End Developer
Program Number: 1015210
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Information Technology
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
60 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    The Front-End Developer associate degree program prepares students for employment as an entry level software developer typically advertised/recruited as Front-End Engineer, JavaScript Developer, Full-Stack Web Developer. Students learn fundamental web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In contrast to our Web Developer associate degree program the front-end developer curriculum focuses on JavaScript and its vast ecosystem rather than Java, PHP, and/or C#. Students in this program learn to build Single Page Applications (SPAs) with JavaScript and popular frameworks and libraries such as Angular, React, and others. Various Cloud and ‘Serverless’ offerings are also introduced to provide students with valuable experience in modern JavaScript software development.

    Program Details

    Students in the IT-Front End developers program can attend full or part time.

    The core classes unique to the IT-Front End Developer program are offered only during the day.

    IT-Front End developer classes may be offered at the Madison College Truax campus.

    If you start in the Spring term, it may take 5 semesters to complete this program program. Courses core to the IT-Front End Developer program will only be offered during the daytime for students accepted in the Spring term.


    Madison College IT-Front End developers are ready for a range of professional positions in the field including:

    • Front End Developer
    • CSS/HTML Developer
    • Web Software Developer
    • Front End Accessibility
    • Front End DevOps
    • Front End Engineer
    • Front End Architect


  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Fourth Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Recommended Electives
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion
    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the IT-Front End developer program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to: 

    • Write front-end web applications using modern JavaScript frameworks.
    • Code using current JavaScript.
    • Write front-end applications to access “serverless” cloud based services and endpoints.
    • Write SQL statements to retrieve/manipulate data and manipulate relation database structures.
    • Apply UI/UX design principles to perform analysis to and build user-centric applications.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the ever-changing IT field and its job roles with emphasis on IT security as it applies to development.
    • Work as an ethical and reliable team member using software collaboration tools.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates514
      Number of Surveys Sent513
      Number of Surveys Returned39
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment39
      Percent Available for Employment100.00%100.00%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%0.00%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed26
      Percent of Graduates Employed66.70%66.70%
      Employed in Related Occupation04
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation0.00%66.70%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation22
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation100.00%33.30%
      Employed - No Response00
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%
      Seeking Employment13
      Percent Seeking Employment33.30%33.30%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.33.3
      Number of Satisfaction Responses39
      Very Satisfied (4)13
      Percent Very Satisfied33.30%33.30%
      Satisfied (3)26
      Percent Satisfied66.70%66.70%
      Unsatisfied (2)00
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)00
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses39
      Preparation for Getting a Job24
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job66.70%44.40%
      Career Change15
      Percent Career Change33.30%55.60%
      Improvement of Existing Skills00
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%0.00%
      Preparation for Further Education00
      Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%0.00%
      Personal Interest00
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses26
      Before Enrollment00
      Percent Before Enrollment0.00%0.00%
      While Attending the College02
      Percent While Attending the College0.00%33.30%
      After Training at the College24
      Percent After Training at the College100.00%66.70%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses26
      In College District26
      Percent In College District100.00%100.00%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District00
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin00
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%
      Employer Location Unknown00
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend20212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count
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      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
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    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Dept of RevenueJavascript Developer
      Stark Company RealtorsDigital Strategist
      TDSFront-End Web Designer
      ZendeskSoftware Engineer

      * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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