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Associate Degree of Engineering in Software Development (ADESD)

This program prepares the students with knowledge, skills and aptitude for the development of software applications, which are in high demand nowadays. After completing the Associate Degree, students will be ready to work as application developers, and/or pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Sciences.

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About the Program

This program prepares the students with knowledge, skills and aptitude for the development of software applications, which are in high demand nowadays. After completing the Associate Degree, students will be ready to work as application developers, and/or pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Sciences.

Software development is a rapidly expanding field on a global level, and it provides the basis for alumni to grow as professionals in areas such as video game programming, cloud computing, mobile applications, cyber forensics and network security. Applications in these areas are tools to increase people’s productivity, and they are key to the development of a sustainable economy.

This Associate Degree provides an expansive component in basic sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology topics, as well as fundamentals on computer sciences.

Mission

To provide our students with a solid base in hardware, software, mathematics and science skills, so they can successfully perform in the field of computer application development.

Why Complete an Associate Degree at PUPR?

  • This alternative allows you to attain a degree in only two years, and obtain employment in a field of such high demand as Software Development.
  • You may pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Sciences.
  • Our professors possess Master’s and Doctorate degrees and extensive professional experience.
  • We have modern laboratories and facilities that will allow you to develop your skills in a short period of time.
  • Easy access via the Tren Urbano, and ample parking space.
  • All courses are offered every trimester.
  • Extended hours: afternoons, nights and Saturdays.

Where Can Alumni Obtain Employment?

Nowadays almost all fields require software applications. Therefore, there is a high demand for people with the necessary skills for programming, managing and/or maintaining applications that will make a great difference in the efficiency of a company’s services.

Areas of High-Demand for an Associate Degree in Computer Application Development

  • Mobile application development companies
  • Engineering assistants
  • Robotics programming development
  • Architecture offices
  • Medical offices
  • Pharmaceutical offices
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Energy and renewable sources
  • Companies that use automated processes
  • Telecommunication companies

Courses and Credits

  • Concentration Classes 43
  • Entrepreneurship 3
  • Mathematics 10
  • Basic Sciences 4
  • Socio-Humanistics 13

Total credits required to complete the program: 73

Transferable credits to the Bachelor’s program in Computer Engineering: 65

Accreditation

Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org

License

Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR) www.ce.pr.gov