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Software Development, Certificate (243.4)

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Allegheny, Boyce, North, South

This program addresses individuals with a technical orientation, including college graduates from other fields, who are interested in a career in programming. This program provides students already holding a degree with specific technical competencies for entry-level employment opportunities as programmers.

Students obtain a foundation in computer programming concepts, systems development and data modeling. Students learn software development and programming using object-oriented languages such as Java and Visual Basic.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Create technical documentation and locate necessary online documentation.
  2. Evaluate information technology system and project management strategies.
  3. Apply research material dealing with organizational and information technology issues.
  4. Analyze developments and trends in information technology that impact businesses and individuals and present the analysis results in oral and written formats.
  5. Use troubleshooting strategies and techniques in correcting a variety of information technology design issues and problems.


Students are assumed to have either taken CIT 111 - Introduction to Programming: Java  or demonstrate equivalent experience or knowledge prior to starting this certificate program.

Certificate Requirements

Total: 8 Credits

Total: 7 Credits

Total: 10–11 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 25–26

CIT Restricted Electives

(three required; one must be a 200 level course)

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