8 Courses Required

This 32-unit certificate program is designed to provide training in developing software applications. Students who complete this certificate will be able to develop software applications based on user requirements specifications. Students will learn to develop software code in high-level languages such as C#, Java, and others. They will be able to test, debug and execute their programs on a variety of computer platforms and operating systems. Emphasis is given to the use of object-oriented methodology in developing Software applications. To learn more, click here

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For students with little or no programming experience, we recommend taking Fundamentals of Software Development during your first quarter of study. This course can be applied as an elective toward the certificate.

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Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $150.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $7,600.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $800.00
Estimated Total Cost: $8,550.00**

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. Estimates are based on candidacy fee, course fees, and estimated cost of textbooks and course supplies, but do not include online classes or additional expenses such as parking.

Internship Available: No

Additional Details

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Certificate in Applications Programming


Minimum Required

In addition to required core coursework, students must successfully complete 12 units of elective coursework. Any course numbered X 400 -499 in the COM SCI discipline may be applied as an elective toward this program.