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Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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With technology constantly evolving, it’s important to have tech professionals with current knowledge. Purdue Global’s Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate can help you reach your online technology potential.

By choosing this certificate, you will explore software development, advanced programming, advanced database concepts, and advanced software development and design strategies. You will learn various types of programming languages.

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

Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program Highlights

The Programming and Software Development Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the web technology field
  • Use software development skills to create solutions that meet the needs of users and organizations.
  • Evaluate IT trends and current best practices in software development to recommend the best product for each business process.
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Prepare for Certification

The certificate could help prepare you for the CIW Associate Design Specialist certification exam.*

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

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

Prepare for Future Studies

Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Purdue Global degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Purdue Global.

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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.


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April 18, 2018

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May 16, 2018

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June 06, 2018

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July 05, 2018

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August 22, 2018

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September 19, 2018

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October 17, 2018

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November 07, 2018

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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

This program offers the opportunity to study the key knowledge and skills related to the dynamic field of programming and software development. Courses include:

  • Software Development Concepts
  • Software Design and Development Concepts
  • Advanced Database Concepts
  • Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility
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Program Requirements
  • Major Credits34
  • Total Credits34

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your career to a higher level.

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*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.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.