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WGU Software Development degree

moe12moe12 Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hello everyone,
I have a few questions, I have read some amazing stories about much progress others have made in a few terms with WGU. I am interested in the Software Development program. It looks like I will be transferring in 40 credits. What is your thoughts with completing the program in 1 year?

Is anyone else in this program? If so, what are your thoughts so far?

Thanks

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    jobes23jobes23 Member Posts: 24 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I am starting the program 9/1. This is their first offering of the software development program. It is doable with transferring in 40 credits. It will come down to how you learn. I am excited to start!
    Course Taking: Start 9/1
    Courses Done: BVC1, TBP1, TCP1, C172, CRV1, IWC1, IWT1
    Courses Left: C182, EUP1, EUC1, C173, C169, TJC1, TJP1, C175, C170, TYP1, TYC1, CJC1, C191, C178, C176, CLC1, C179, EDV1, BNC1, C195, UBC1, C278, EAV1, EBV1
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    moe12moe12 Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Nice! I plan on starting 10/1. I am just hoping things will go smoothly. Are you transferring in any credits?
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    jobes23jobes23 Member Posts: 24 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I am transferring in 20 credits I was transferring in 23 but with the date being pushed back, one of my computer classes exceeded the 5 year rule.
    Course Taking: Start 9/1
    Courses Done: BVC1, TBP1, TCP1, C172, CRV1, IWC1, IWT1
    Courses Left: C182, EUP1, EUC1, C173, C169, TJC1, TJP1, C175, C170, TYP1, TYC1, CJC1, C191, C178, C176, CLC1, C179, EDV1, BNC1, C195, UBC1, C278, EAV1, EBV1
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    hiddenknight821hiddenknight821 Member Posts: 1,209 ■■■■■■□□□□
    *bumps* I couldn't find recent thread on this new WGU Software Development program. Has anyone tried it yet? I wonder if anyone here really benefit from the program or it's still too immature to make a programmer out of you?
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    techfiendtechfiend Member Posts: 1,481 ■■■■□□□□□□
    A few issues I see is it's not a computer science degree. Certificates aren't very important in software development and wgu relies on certification tests. There's only a few math courses and their titles don't sound very advanced compared to CS degrees, it's a crucial part of an effective software developer. It's still a relatively new track and I'm sure it will eventually improve.
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    thisdudehenrythisdudehenry Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
    techfiend wrote: »
    A few issues I see is it's not a computer science degree. Certificates aren't very important in software development and wgu relies on certification tests. There's only a few math courses and their titles don't sound very advanced compared to CS degrees, it's a crucial part of an effective software developer. It's still a relatively new track and I'm sure it will eventually improve.

    I cant decide either going Software Development course or Tridents Computer Science. A little background about myself : 5 years IT with Associates in I.T. CompTia A+,S+. I want to change careers and aim towards a more software oriented degree. Trident will accept all my credits waiting on to see what WGU will say.
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