The Software Development certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in software development. Courses will focus on the skills needed to develop and maintain software applications including those needed for corporate web systems using interactive applications. Courses also focus on the skill to write programs to interact with a corporate database using client-server and web-based technologies. An AAS in Computer Information Systems Technologies is available as well as Certificates of Completion in Computer Hardware and Network Support, Database Development, and Computer Information Systems Technologies.
5084 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Software Development
5914 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in iOS Application Development
When the Software Development Certificate of Completion is combined with additional coursework resulting in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is part of the AAS to BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science degree) transfer program within Arizona. For more information on this transfer pathway program, review the transfer pathways website.
In addition, most CIS courses will transfer in some capacity to universities and other institutions around the country.
Graduates are prepared to:
- Develop program code in a variety of different programming languages
- Perform minor software bug fixes
- Document programs and applications
- Work with development teams utilizing software development methodologies including, but not limited to, Unified Modeling Language, Agile, and SCRUM
Representative job titles:
- Entry-level Software Developer
- Entry-level Software Designer
- Entry-level Computer Programmer
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is expected to increase by 24% from 2016 to 2026. This is much faster than average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.
“The median annual wage for software developers, applications was $101,790 in May 2017.”
- Service Learning
- Technical Competitions
Dr. Sheila Brandt, CIS Department Day Chair
Mr. Dan Combellick, CIS Department Evening Chair
Mrs. Shayla Trickey, CIS Department Secretary
Mrs. Sara Beakley-Mercill, CIS Academic Advisor
Mrs. Susan Peterson, Division Chair