Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Computer Science: Software Engineering, AAS (CSSE-AAS)

Location(s): Gateway, Housatonic, Norwalk, Three Rivers

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The program emphasizes the complete lifecycle of the software development process.  Students learn how to design, develop, test, deploy, and maintain software using rigorous software engineering practices.  They are taught how to leverage technology to create flexible and scalable applications and to address the challenges that arise during the development process. Also, the program exposes students to a range of other disciplines, such as the physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities so they gain an understanding of the real world scenarios that make up the software engineering environment.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of connections between various platforms and programming languages;
  • Work with and study the underlying technologies that support the internet;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use an IDE (integrated development environment);
  • Demonstrate the use of OOP (object-oriented programming) techniques in program design and development;
  • Demonstrate writing, compiling and executing code in Object Oriented programming languages;
  • Test programs and troubleshoot simple problems;
  • Understand relational database design methodology and be able to use database software to build, modify, and query relational databases; and
  • Produce logical software solutions to problems.