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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Software Development Certificate

Program the digital world

With the rise of digital platforms, the demand for software developers is continually increasing. Grow your knowledge in theory and application, programming, coding, algorithm development, and more.  

Work on a wide variety of projects from devising applications to creating the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks on smartphones and tablets.


Prepare for the future

All courses in this certificate program meet either or core elective requirements for additional degrees. If you're interested in pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree, check out the following programs:  

Software Development (AS)

Network & Security Administration (AS)

Computer Science (BS)

Cyber Operations (BS)

Network & Security Administration (BS)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate in Software Development, students will:

  • Be able to use the techniques, skills, and tools necessary for software development
  • Be able to participate in the entry-level development of a system, component, or process to meet desired needs