Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

Certificate in Software Development


The Certificate in Software Development acts as a bridge to higher-level computing qualifications and provides a solid foundation in the concepts and techniques required for effective planning, design and development of software applications and systems, applied computer knowledge in networking and internet technologies. The program provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume entry-level positions in the field of information technology, data entry operator, data center operations support, software development and maintenance specialist, network administrator, media technician, internet and web specialists, computer support consultant, help desk analyst, and technical support specialist.

NumberTitlePrerequisitesAvailable Times
CO-REQUISITE (This course must be taken at the beginning of the program):
CMSC 101College Algebra and FunctionsCMSC 000 or the Exemption by Examination testWEDTUETUE/THU 
10 REQUIRED Courses: (30 Credits)
CCCS 300Programming Techniques 1Corequisites: CMSC 101 and MGCR 331THUWED THU  
CCCS 301Programming Techniques 2CCCS 300 MON  
CCCS 310Web DevelopmentCCCS 300 THU  
CCCS 315Data Structures & AlgorithmsCCCS 300 TUE WED  
CCCS 321Operating Systems AdministrationCo-requisite MGCR 331TUE   
CCCS 325Mobile Application DevelopmentPrerequisite: CCCS 300.MON   
CCCS 330Database Design and Business Applications Dev.CCCS 300 THU   
CCCS 431Networking FundamentalsCCCS 321 WED  
CMIS 422Information System SecurityMGCR 331WED   
MGCR 331Information SystemsCMSC 101 or the Exemption by Examination Test or Departmental ApprovalMON WEDMONMON