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Secure Software Development

The Secure Software Development AAS degree at ACC gets you on the track to securely code Secure Software programs and identify cyber issues in legacy code.

Secure Software Development students

Our degree combines skills in computer programming, security and database development fundamentals. Learn an array of skills such as what makes software secure and how to mitigate existing vulnerabilities. Your top priority is to protect information assets. Software development is typically the top occupation in the IT sector and you’ll be trained to keep that software safe! So many options for you to secure information we all hold valuable.

Nina Amey
Faculty / Department Chair
Computer Networking Technology
nina.amey [at]

Transfer Options

Earn your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Secure Software Development at ACC and your BS in Computer Information Systems with an emphasis in Secure Software Development from CSU Pueblo at the Sturm Collaboration Campus at Castle Rock. 


The Secure Software Development degree combines skills in computer programming, software assurance, and database development fundamentals. A degree in Secure Software can provide jobs under the title of Computer Systems Analysts, Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers, Computer Programmers, Software Developer, and Information Security Analysts.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (24 credit hours)

Choose three (3) credits from the following areas:

  • Social and Behavioral Science: GT SS1-SS3 OR
  • Arts & Humanities: GT AH1-AH4 OR
  • History GT HI1

Recommended courses from the areas above: ECO 201, ECO 202, HIS 101, HIS 102, PHI 113

Choose eight (8) credits from the following area:

  • Natural and Physical Sciences: GT-SC1 or GT-SC2

Recommended courses GEY 111, AST 101

Total: 63 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation online at
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

Job Opportunities

Secure Software Development is a growing field with high demand and a steady future. A degree in Secure Software Development can provide you with a variety of job opportunities, such as: