May 25, 2024  
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1 
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1

Software Developer, Certificate


The Software Developer Certificate program is designed to promote development of programming skills at a professional level. Students develop a foundation of understanding of computer operations and components, the foundations of software engineering, and complex programming skills. Students create software to solve business problems from code to executable, including data representation, algorithmic solutions to data processing, and logic branching. This certificate is focused on applied skills. Students are required to earn a minimum grade of “C” in all major courses.

Learning Outcomes

Through completion of the Software Developer Certificate program, students will: 

  1. Utilize knowledge of operating systems, databases, and network signals to gather data to and report information from a software system.
  2. Design data constructs to describe and store object attributes for processing and reporting. 
  3. Develop software to solve business problems using appropriate algorithms and logic to process data and produce information.

The Certificate in Software Developer program is offered online.

Software Developer Certificate Curriculum: 39.5 Credits

Area II - Programming Elective: 4.5 credits

Choose (1) one of the following:

Area III - Operating System Elective: 4 Credits

​Choose (1) one: