Certificate of Proficiency | 16 credits minimum
Computer Sciences and Information Systems Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus BB 112, (801) 957-5150
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CSIS Academic Advisor BB226
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The Software Development Certificate of Proficiency provides instruction and hands-on experience in database management, object oriented design and development, networking protocols, and computer architecture. The curriculum complements the course work completed in the Computer Science Fundamentals CP and prepares students to transfer to a computer science program at a four-year institution.
All courses (except CSIS 2410 and CSIS 1550) articulate to all USHE Computer Science programs. CSIS 1550 articulates to some USHE programs.
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Estimated Time to Completion
NOTE: This Certificate of Proficiency is eligible for financial aid if it is a part of a financial aid eligible program such as an AS or AAS degree. Courses within the certificate may also be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if the Certificate of Proficiency and classes are eligible.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
|1. Design database solutions for business problems.
2. Implement object-oriented design and development using a contemporary object-oriented language and agile software development methods.
3. Understand interoperability concepts related network protocols.
|Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
|Understand the language of the computer including computer arithmetic, datapath and control, pipelining, memory hierarchies, and interfacing with peripheral devices.
|Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions, i.e., relative efficiency of comparable algorithms, appropriate data structure(s) to solve computing problems, discrete mathematics and algebraic structures as applied to computer science.
|Participate as a member of a student team during a semester long software development project.