Programming and Software Development Certificate

With our postbaccalaureate certificate program, you will focus on website design, graphics, technologies and strategies, and multimedia. You will also explore different types of Web authoring software. 

Programming and Software Development Certificate Program Highlights

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

  • Study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the field.
  • Focus on website design, Web graphics, Web technologies and strategies, and multimedia.
  • Explore various types of Web authoring software.
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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

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

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 Internet Web design.*

Prepare for Future Studies

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

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University 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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Curriculum: All Tracks

  • Certificate Requirements

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 25

    Total Program Credits: 25

    • IT 117: WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT Change

      In this course, you investigate Internet technologies. You learn the concepts of web development along with web page design. By creating an individual online portfolio or biography using HTML, HTML5, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), you develop skills for today and tomorrow. This course will enable you to self-promote and demonstrate your skills to an audience via the web.

      Dynamic Description:

      One of the tools for self-promotion includes the ability to create a website on the World Wide Web. In this course, students will have the opportunity to combine technology with creativity. Whether you are an entrepreneur or you just have something to say, this course will give you step-by-step instruction on getting started and creating your unique website.

      Some important skills students will be exposed to in the website development course include:

      • The basics of the World Wide Web
      • Coding in HTML5TM
      • Using CSS to enhance the code
      • Hands-on activities targeted to the skills employers need today
      • The ability to upload web pages to a server
      • The ability to recognize a URL
      • Displaying a unique and creative page on the World Wide Web
      • Documenting their web design journey in a journal
      • Troubleshooting HTML5 code

      Sample Project:

      In this project, the students add images to their webpages. Images for this assignment are related to the page topic. A subfolder named "Images" is created within the existing web design folder. The task is to insert the image in at least two of webpages and upload the pages to the server. The alt tag has to be added within each image tag. Students are required to submit a URL of their websites.

      What's Next?

      After learning the basics of website design, it is important to continue to develop your skill set. Students can take advanced courses in web design or utilize a graphic user interface (GUI) to further develop websites.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 213: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS Change

      This course introduces the fundamentals of software engineering, demonstrating how the fundamentals are the same across multiple programming languages. The core principles found in every programming language are investigated. You will design, develop, debug, and test simple applications using your choice from the programming language options.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 117 | Corequisite: IT 234 (recommended)

    • IT 214: FOUNDATIONS OF WEB DESIGN Change

      This is a fast-paced course in web design. You will learn the basic concepts of web page design. The concepts begin with the planning stages of site mapping and storyboards. Elements such as tables, forms, rollover buttons, hyperlinks, text formatting and management, navigation systems, and inserting multimedia will be explored. By creating an individual online portfolio or biography and implementing the current versions of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), you will develop skills for today and tomorrow.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 111 and IT 117 (or equivalent)

    • IT 232: SOFTWARE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS Change

      This is an intermediate course in the design and development of programs offering students a choice of implementation and demonstrating how design and programming concepts are universal. Students will apply software design techniques, software process models, object-oriented programming concepts, and secure data-handling techniques. Students will design, develop, debug, and test intermediate-level applications using their choice from the programming language options.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 213 | Corequisite: IT 302 (recommended for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology students)

    • IT 247: FUNDAMENTALS OF WEB GRAPHICS Change

      You will learn how to create appropriate web graphics using popular image editing tools. Throughout the course, you will create a collection of custom graphics that will be displayed in an e-Portfolio layout. Topics will include resizing, resolution, optimization, digital photo enhancement, custom banner and button creation, and more.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 214

Curriculum: Concentration

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* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

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