Software Development

CWI Software Development

The training at CWI definitely helped prepare me for the workplace. All of the requirements for the job I now hold were covered in the Web Development program (Renamed Software Development 2015].
Jeremy Reukauf, Web Development Graduate
Our goal is to see students graduate with strong technical skills that will give them confidence to succeed in any business environment.
Jenny Wokersien, Program Head

New students are accepted every fall and spring semester!

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Software development is a broad term for the process of creating software tools in a methodical way. This process can include writing code, preparing requirements and objectives, documenting, and testing. The Software Development program provides a solid foundation in the development of client and server-side applications using .NET and open-source technologies. A business without a website is rare these days, and every website requires a skilled technician to make it functional. This program emphasizes proven programming principles, critical-thinking skills, and practical experience while preparing students to obtain industry-recognized certifications.


The College of Western Idaho provides a Software Development program that will ready you with advanced, market-relevant skills that employers recognize and respect as well as opportunities to connect with a global community of industry professionals.

Why This Program

The Web drives the world; software drives the Web. This program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to become a competent developer. You will learn design and development essentials and database design fundamentals and will be introduced to several programming languages. Upon graduation you will be able to develop robust, database-driven applications.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and .NET technologies.
  • Create presentation quality animations using photographs, icons, and graphics suitable for web deployment utilizing popular software tools.
  • Design and implement websites and web pages.
  • Learn relational database design and data modeling from a conceptual and practical viewpoint.
  • Explore dynamic websites focusing on e-commerce and server-side scripting languages.
  • Learn design and development skills that prepare you for workforce entry.


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Gainful Employment

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Respectful Community

The College of Western Idaho is committed to maintaining a Respectful Community by providing equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate in services, benefits, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, age, or any other legally protected status.  More on Title IX

Requirements and Costs

Degrees and Certificates

Software Development, Associate of Applied Science



Delivery Formats:

Software Development, Advanced Technical Certificate



Delivery Formats:

Software Development, Intermediate Technical Certificate



Delivery Formats:

Software Development, Basic Technical Certificate



Delivery Formats:

Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017
Registration Open November 14 April 10 April 10
Financial Aid Priority Date December 5 May 15 July 10
Admission Deadline December 30 May 19 August 4
Last Day to Register January 13 June 2 August 18
Tuition and Fees Due January 13 June 2 August 18
Classes Begin January 17* June 5* August 21
*Some classes begin before or after this date. See the class schedule for more information.

Skills, Traits, and Prep Classes

  • Keyboarding
  • General computer skills
  • Ability to learn
  • Basic understanding of how computers work is helpful
  • Good communication and writing skills are helpful
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex problems is helpful


Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid Available

Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

Career Info


  • Database Analysts / Administrators
  • Programmers
  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers


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News and Blogs

Ada County Center hosts Super Smash Bros Wii U Tournament and Party with prizes, food and fun

The expanded training opportunities will accommodate an additional 90 students in five professional-technical programs.

CWI earned 32 top-five finishes at the 2016 Idaho Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference.

Oscar Meza, a student in the CWI Web Development program, has been selected for a full-time summer internship with the Idaho Department of Labor.

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