Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Description and Outcomes
The objective of the Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate program is to prepare you with the critical knowledge and technical skills to pursue entry-level positions in the field of programming and software development. The certificate program is designed to provide foundational knowledge of key information technology areas including software development, advanced programming, and advanced database concepts; and advanced software development and design strategies. You will explore various types of programming languages and study to gain proficiency.
This certificate program could also help you prepare for the CIW Associate Design Specialist certification exam.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Purdue Global degree programs.
The Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 34 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Client and System Specifications: Use software development skills to create solutions that meet the needs of users and organizations.
- Technology and Business Analysis: Evaluate IT trends and current best practices in software development to recommend the best product for each business process.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.
Prior to enrollment, you must submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. By the end of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
If you are enrolled in the Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate, you will have the prerequisites of IT117 Website Development, IT234 Database Concepts, and IT302 Human Computer Interaction waived.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Grid to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
Upon completion of the certificate program, you may be eligible to take the CIW Web Foundation Series of Certifications.
|IT213||Software Development Concepts||5|
|IT232||Software Design and Development Concepts||5|
|IT350||Advanced Database Concepts||6|
|IT391||Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility||6|
|IT481||Advanced Software Development||6|
|IT488||Software Product Development Using Agile||6|
|Total Major Requirements||34|