IT-Software Quality Specialist

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 311528

Credits: 30

Area of Study: Information Technology

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $4,230.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The IT-Software Quality Specialist program will prepare you to verify and validate the quality of software and other operational platforms in an organization. You will develop the skills to:

  • write secure and testable scripts
  • plan, manage, and implement different types of testing methods
  • develop and perform manual and automated tests to verify quality of deployed systems
  • communicate testing analysis and results effectively

The courses are presented using a hands-on approach. Students will explore the objects and concepts related to testing methodologies, relate system requirements and use cases to testing requirements, analyze software systems for test coverage, write software, utilize industry-standard tools for assessing quality, and design and develop automated testing tools.


Students will gain an understanding of how quality relates to software development and the related costs and benefits of properly tested systems. You will understand the impact that quality assurance has on technology in today’s world of accelerated change. Career opportunities for skilled quality specialists exist in all areas of the country and are in high demand.

Program Details

Students in the IT-Software Quality Specialist program can attend full or part time.


The core classes unique to the IT-Software Quality Specialist program are offered only online live.


IT-Software Quality Specialist classes may be offered at this Madison College campuses:

  • Online
  • Madison – Goodman South

Explore financial aid eligibility for IT-Software Quality Specialist.


** note that if starting in Spring term, it may take 3 semesters to complete program.  Courses core to the IT-Software Quality Specialist program will only be one time per year.


To Apply

After Acceptance

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


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


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 program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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

  • Develop secure and testable scripts
  • Apply multiple testing methodologies to assess quality
  • Utilize industry standard testing tools and practices
  • Develop automated solutions to assess quality

Madison College IT-Software Quality Specialist graduates are ready for a range of professional positions including:

  • Software Quality Tester
  • QA Tester / QA Analyst
  • Automation Engineer
  • Automation Test Engineers

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