School of Engineering and Computing

Advanced Software Development

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.

These certificates are designed for the student who has already earned a degree from an accredited institution and wants to obtain higher-level skills. A student pursuing these certificates should have prior academic work or equivalent work experience.

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 don’t count toward the certificate, but a subsequent course may be substituted with permission. For a student with a particularly strong background, up to two courses may be waived with permission.

A student with a certificate in Advanced Computer Software Development will be able to:

  1. Identify and effectively describe a user’s problem and design and develop an appropriate software solution
  2. Apply knowledge of computer science fundamentals to develop high-quality software applications
  3. Use a relational database to solve information management problems

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