CIS - Software Development Fundamentals - Short-Term Certificate

Computer Information Systems - Software Development Fundamentals

Short-Term Technical Certificate - Curriculum Code 6620

The Short Term Technical Certificate Software Development Fundamentals represents the successful completion of select computer programming courses that prepare the student to develop business computer applications. Emphasis is placed on the very popular Microsoft.NET and JAVA development technologies. Completion of this certificate prepares the student for entry-level software development positions or for further study leading to an Associate's degree in Software Development or Web Development. It is also especially well suited for those individuals with experience in one or more of the "legacy" technology who wish to upgrade their skills.

For more information about this certificate, please contact Mark Harms at 440-366-7023 or

Career information for this program

Required Courses
CISS 121 Microcomputer Applications I 3
> CISS 160 Introduction to Programming in C# 4
> CISS 222 Advanced Programming in C# 3
> CISS 260 Introduction to iPhone/iPad Programming 4
> CISS 226 Introduction to Programming in JAVA 3
> CISS 232 Scripting in the Client Server Environment 3
Total Certificate Credit Hours: 20

1. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
*     While completion of this certificate may aid in obtaining employment, many employers recommend the minimum completion of a Computer Information Systems degree program to gain employment in an IT related field.

Established    February 2010
Revised         March 2013
Effective        August 2013

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