Online Software Development Certificate 

Earn your Software Development Certificate online at Champlain College Online and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect.

This 18-credit certificate:

  • Builds a solid foundation of knowledge of core technologies required to design and develop stand-alone and web-based software applications
  • Emphasizes object-oriented programming principles to build re-usable software components that model real -world objects, reduce complexity and make software easier to maintain
  • Provides hands-on experiences using industry standard application development tools to create data and logic components, graphical user-interfaces and error handling routines to build robust desktop and web-based applications in either Java or C# in the .NET Framework.
  • Builds database driven web applications that make use of advanced media and web services components available with either the Java or C# in the .NET Framework.

Note: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Stand-alone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.

Curriculum*

Required Courses

 Course # Course TitleCredits
CMIT 200 Relational Database Design and SQL 3
SDEV 230 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
 Total Credits  6

You must also choose one of the following options:

Option 1

 Course # Course TitleCredits
SDEV 240 C++ Programming (15-week course) 3
SDEV 340 C++ Programming II (15-week course) 3
SDEV 250 Java Programming I (15-week course) 3
SDEV 350 Java Programming II (15-week course) 3
 Total Credits  12

Option 2

 Course # Course TitleCredits
SDEV 240 C++ Programming I (15-week course) 3
SDEV 340 C++ Programming II (15-week course) 3
SDEV 260 Visual C# Programming I (15-week course) 3
SDEV 360 Visual C# Programming II (15-week course) 3
 Total Credits  12

Option 3

 Course # Course TitleCredits
SDEV 250 Java Programming I (15-week course) 3
SDEV 350 Java Programming II (15-week course) 3
SDEV 260 Visual C# Programming I (15-week course) 3
SDEV 360 Visual C# Programming II (15-week course) 3
Total Credits  12

*Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call a CPS Counselor at 888-545-3459 for more information.