Demand for information technology professionals is strong and growing. Jobs in software development are projected to grow as fast as average or faster, with earnings potential above average salaries. The work can be often found across industries and is needed in both small and large organizations. Employees with these skills are highly valued. Students earning this advanced certificate should expect to find work as or advance to a mid to senior-level programmer with a software company.
This advanced certificate require all students to have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The advanced certificate requires a more substantial background, such as completing a minor in the field or earning a basic certificate in the area.
This certificate program is not a Title IV eligible educational program and does not qualify for federal financial aid.
This certificate is designed for the student who has already earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and would like to obtain the skills required of a mid- to senior-level software developer. In addition to their prior academic work, a student pursuing this advanced certificate should have completed a minor, certificate, or equivalent coursework in computer science, software engineering, or a related field.
A student with a certificate in Advanced Computer Software Development will be able to:
Understand the requirements for developing and deploying high-quality, large-scale software systems
Understand the concepts and practice of relational databases
Demonstrate technical depth in an area approved by the department chair
To earn a certificate, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA for the entire certificate of at least 3.0. Courses in which the final grade is below a C do not count toward the certificate, but, with permission of the host department, a subsequent course may be substituted. For a student with a particularly strong background, up to two courses may be waived by department permission.