Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate Online

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Program at a Glance
  • Build foundational knowledge of software development and advanced programming, database concepts, and development and design strategies.
  • Gain proficiency in various types of programming languages.
  • Explore design and programming concepts for software, web, and mobile application development.
  • Prepare for the CIW Web Foundations series of certifications.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 34
COST PER CREDIT $371
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate Overview

As demand for computer software and applications grows, so does the need for software developers. In fact, applications software developers are expected to be one of the fastest-growing occupations from 2016 to 2026.* Purdue Global’s online programming and software development certificate can help you gain the critical knowledge and technical skills to reach your potential.

This online certificate program is designed to provide foundational knowledge of key information technology areas. Our online programming and software developer training emphasizes:

  • The knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to help you succeed in the web technology field
  • The software development skills necessary to create solutions that meet the needs of users and organizations
  • IT trends and current best practices in software development that enable you to recommend the best product for each business process

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Note: This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

Career Opportunities

This certificate program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge you need to seek entry-level employment working in the field of programming and software development.

Prepare for Certification

Earning a software development certificate online can help you prepare for the CIW Web Foundations series of certifications.

This program focuses on building key knowledge and skills related to the dynamic field of programming and software development.

Sample Courses
  • Software Design and Development Concepts
  • Advanced Database Concepts
  • Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility
  • Advanced Software Development
  • Software Product Development Using Agile
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Credit Breakdown
  • Major Credits34
  • Total Credits34

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Software Developers, on the internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.