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IT-Front End Developer
Program Number: 1015210
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Information Technology
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
60 Credits | Finish in 2 years (full-time attendance)
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$8,460.00 Tuition
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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, and others. 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 focusses 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 this Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax

    ** note that if starting in Spring term, it may take 5 semesters to complete 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 2021-2022 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
  • 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.

    Spring 2022 Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2022

    Fall 2022 Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022

    Spring 2023 Application Dates

    • Application available on February 1, 2022
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023

    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
    Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
    • GED/HSED score report
    • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

    3. Residency Requirement
    Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program has limited capacity and the application deadline is after January 1 for fall and/or after May 1 for spring:

    Out-of-state residents

    • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term
    • Will not be considered if a waitlist forms

    Non-district state residents

    • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term
    • Will be considered if a waitlist forms
    • Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for admission purposes

    Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

    Additional Note(s)

    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 the 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.

  • 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.
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Your first step is to apply to Madison College. It's easy and free to apply, so get started today!
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Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, A2105

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

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