Computer Information Systems-Software Developer Certificate

The Microcomputer Programmer/Analyst Certificate provides a foundation in skills needed to analyze business problems and develop software solutions using current industry standard development tools. The certificate provides an academic credential reflecting enhanced job skills for those seeking advancement in their information services career or for individuals with a prior degree in another discipline seeking a career change.

Suggested/Sample Course Sequence

The sequence taken by the student may vary depending on prerequisites, course availability, and personal/ professional responsibilities.

(Major Code 5180; State CIP Code 11.0201)

First Semester

CS 134Programming Fundamentals4
or CIS 142 Beginning Programming using Python
WEB 110HTML and CSS3
Total Hours7

Second Semester

CIS 162Database Programming*4
CIS 204UNIX Scripting and Utilities*3
CS 200Concepts of Programming Algorithms Using C++*4
or CS 201 Concepts of Programming Algorithms using C#*
or CS 205 Concepts of Programming Algorithms using Java*
Note: Transfer students should take the language that transfers to their chosen school. Java or C# is recommended for most career students. C++ is recommended for embedded systems and Java for mobile development.
Total Hours11

Third Semester

CIS 242Introduction to System Design and Analysis*3
CIS 260Database Management*4
CIS 275Web-Enabled Database Programming*4
CS 235Object-Oriented Programming Using C++*4
or CS 236 Object-Oriented Programming Using C#*
or CIS 240 Advanced Topics in Java*
Total Hours15

Total Program Hours: 33