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IT-Web Software Developer
Program Number: 101524
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Information Technology
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
64 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    The IT-Web Software Developer program at Madison College meets the specific skills and knowledge requirements of technical and professional jobs within the information technology field for an entry-level web analyst/programmer. This technology-based program is designed to meet entry-level educational needs in most segments of the IT field, which utilizes a variety of computers. Training blends general educational development and required IT technical skills. Graduates are prepared for entry-level web developer jobs in government, insurance, manufacturing, service, software development, wholesale and retail sales, utilities, banking and accounting.

    Program Details

    Students in the Web Software Developer program can attend full or part time.

    IT-Web Software Developer classes are offered at our Madison Truax campus.

    ** note that if starting in Spring term, it may take 5 semesters to complete program. Courses core to the IT-Web Software Developer program will only be offered during the daytime for students accepted in the Spring term.

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    After completing the IT-Web Software Developer program at Madison Area Technical College, you may find employment as:

    • Web Developer

    With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

    • Web Software Engineer
    • Web Architect


    Technology-based Program
    Designed to meet entry-level educational needs in most segments of the IT field
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 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
    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
    4 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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  • Transfer Opportunities

    UW System Schools

    The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    Courses that have been completed with a "D" or better may be acceptable to meet program requirements unless UW Stout major requires a higher acceptable grade. The maximum number of transferable credits is 72. Students will be required to meet UW S general education and major requirements.
    This articulation agreement establishes a cooperative relationship between the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-W) and Madison College effective for students starting the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)- Computer Science-Applied Computing Emphasis, in or after the fall 2022 term. Students transferring under the guidelines of this articulation agreement must successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science-Information Technology degree program in one of the following areas: Cybersecurity Specialist, Web Software Developer, Cloud DevOps Specialist, Network Specialist, or Systems Administration Specialist

    Wisconsin Private Schools

    A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
    Students who complete the Web Software Developer degree at Madison College will be guaranteed admission to Edgewood College when students transfer directly from Madison College to Edgewood College within 5 years of completing the Associate Degree. Completion of the Web Software Developer degree from Madison College guarantees graduates at least 43 transfer credits.
    Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
    Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.
    Students who complete the IT Web Software Developer program can transfer up to 65 credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

    Out-of-State Schools

    Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
    Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
    Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
    Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the IT-Web Software Developer program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

    • Write moderately complex web applications using current enterprise Java.
    • Write complex web applications using current JavaScript.
    • Design and implement relational databases and process data using SQL.
    • Perform entry-level analysis and design to build user-centric applications.
    • Build responsive and accessible websites using HTML and CSS.
    • 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 Graduates472644
      Number of Surveys Sent472640
      Number of Surveys Returned341731
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment331631
      Percent Available for Employment97.10%94.10%100.00%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market2.90%5.90%0.00%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed241328
      Percent of Graduates Employed72.70%81.30%90.30%
      Employed in Related Occupation161224
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation66.70%92.30%85.70%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation814
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation33.30%7.70%14.30%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Seeking Employment933
      Percent Seeking Employment27.30%18.80%9.70%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
      Number of Satisfaction Responses341731
      Very Satisfied (4)16616
      Percent Very Satisfied47.10%35.30%51.60%
      Satisfied (3)171111
      Percent Satisfied50.00%64.70%35.50%
      Unsatisfied (2)103
      Percent Unsatisfied2.90%0.00%9.70%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)001
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%3.20%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses341731
      Preparation for Getting a Job14712
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job41.20%41.20%38.70%
      Career Change16617
      Percent Career Change47.10%35.30%54.80%
      Improvement of Existing Skills321
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills8.80%11.80%3.20%
      Preparation for Further Education121
      Percent Preparation for Further Education2.90%11.80%3.20%
      Personal Interest000
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses231328
      Before Enrollment513
      Percent Before Enrollment21.70%7.70%10.70%
      While Attending the College14410
      Percent While Attending the College60.90%30.80%35.70%
      After Training at the College4815
      Percent After Training at the College17.40%61.50%53.60%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses221026
      In College District22925
      Percent In College District100.00%90.00%96.20%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District000
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin011
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%10.00%3.80%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202020212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count131021
      Average Monthly Wage$5,121$5,498$6,041
      Average Hourly Wage$29.77$31.97$35.12
      Average Work Hours per Week4543.241.7
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count111
      Average Hourly Wage$22.50$15.50$25.00
      Average Work Hours per Week252020
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Automation Components IncSoftware DeveloperMiddleton
      Blizzard LightingApplication DeveloperWaukesha
      Century InsuranceSoftware DeveloperMiddleton
      CUNA Mutual GroupCloud Infrastructure Engineer
      Cypress.ioSuccess EngineerLeft Blank
      Dept of RevenueIS Service Professional
      DidionBusiness Application AnalystCambria
      Full Compass SystemsWeb DeveloperVerona
      Image MoverWorkflow Engineer
      Johnson Health Tech North AmericaFront End Developer ICottage Grove
      Madison Metropolitan School DistrictProgrammer
      NordicBI Developer
      RenewAireFull Stack DeveloperWaunakee
      Revature LLCSoftware Development EngineerRentonVA
      Sentry InsuranceSoftware DeveloperMiddleton
      SinglewireSoftware Engineer2
      TDSSoftware Engineer I
      TDSSoftware Engineer
      Widen EntreprisesAssociate Software Engineer
      ZendeskSoftware Engineer

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      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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