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Master Certificate in Software Development

About this Course:

The Master Certificate in Software Development is awarded to those participants who have completed both the Intermediate Java Programming and Project Management for IT Professionals courses in addition to at least one of the five elective course listed below of the Information Technology Certificate Programs offered through the School of Applied Technology of Illinois Institute of Technology. Those interested in pursuing this award must complete these three certificate courses. Most often these programs can be successfully completed in one year or less.

Participants who wish to pursue this Master Certificate would be best served by working with a program manager of the Information Technology Certificate Programs for guidance. Some programs may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing the program manager to assist in planning the sequence of classes would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience as participants reach their goals.

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Course Details:
This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for a career as a software developer. The two required certificate courses must include (not necessarily in the following order):

  • IT-D 415 Intermediate Java Programming - a 16 week course considers Web container application development for enterprise systems. The primary focus is on database connectivity (JDBC) integration with Web application programming using an enterprise-level application framework. A Web application term project considers the design and implementation of a database instance that serves as the information tier in a contemporary 3-tier enterprise solution.
  • IT-M 471 Project Management for IT Professionals - a 16 week course where basic principles of project management are taught. Includes software development concepts of requirements analysis, object modeling and design and software testing. Management of application development and major Web development projects will also be addressed.


The third certificate course should be chosen as an elective from the following courses:

Open Source Programming in Python Secure Software Programmer - Java
UML Based Software Development Human / Computer Interaction
Software Testing and Maintenance