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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Software Development Engineering Certificate

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College delivers the Software Development Engineering Certificate program through courses that are designed to introduce students to programming and mobile application development.  These courses, in conjunction with other foundational courses, give students the technical aptitude for a career in software development engineering.

Courses taken after the completion of foundational courses and core courses in programming and application development will prepare students for certifications such as Microsoft Technology Associate Software Development Foundations, HTML Application Development Fundamentals, and MCSA Programming in HTMLS with JavaScript and CSS3.

Program Outcomes

  • Explain theoretical fundamentals of software development.
  • Develop practical skills and knowledge for positions within the software engineering profession.
  • Apply competencies required by the software design industry through hands-on practice.
  • Apply software engineering principles to provide a solution-focused skill set to real-world business needs and scenarios.
  • Use current languages, methodologies, and integrated development environments to develop secure program code for a variety of platforms, including web and mobile.
  • Produce robust software using the program development cycle to analyze, design, implement, deploy, document, and maintain applications.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Software Development Engineering

General Education Core 6
Technical Core 24
Total Credit Hours Required  30


Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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