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 101Mathematical Tools for Management ProfessionalsCMSC 000 or Exemption by Examination TestTUE/THUWEDTUETUE/THU
10 REQUIRED Courses: (30 Credits)
CCCS 300Programming Techniques 1Corequisites: CMSC 101 and (MGCR 331 or CCCS 280) MON/SAT THUTHU 
CCCS 301Programming Techniques 2CCCS 300  MON 
CCCS 310Web DevelopmentCCCS 300  THU 
CCCS 315Data Structures & AlgorithmsCCCS 300  TUE 
CCCS 321Operating Systems AdministrationCo-requisite: MGCR 331 or CCCS 280WEDTUE  
CCCS 325Mobile Application DevelopmentPrerequisite: CCCS 300. MON WED  
CCCS 330Database Design and Business Applications Dev.CCCS 300  THU  
CCCS 431Networking FundamentalsCCCS 321  WED 
CMIS 422Information System SecurityMGCR 331 or CCCS 280 WED  
MGCR 331Information SystemsCMSC 101 College Algebra and Functions or equivalent Basic computer skills including DOS, Spreadsheets and Word-processing and DatabaseMONMONMONMON