This program provides students with programming and systems design skills. Students use different programming languages while designing databases and creating business front ends. This certificate is a prerequisite for the Advanced Software Development Certificate.

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course
Course Title CL LAB CR
IST 110C Programming Fundamentals 2 2 3
IST 140C Database Design and Management 2 2 3
IST 210C Object-Oriented Programming 2 2 3
Total Credits       9

Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce in tech support and quality assurance roles, and/or to continue their education with programs such as NHTI’s Advanced Software Development Certificate.

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