The Program consists of three courses which provide students with programming and systems design skills used in business and industry. Students will use different programming languages while designing databases and creating business front ends.

This program is not Financial Aid eligible.

Graduates will be 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.

Please note: The Entry Level Software Development Certificate is a prerequisite for those students who wish to take the Advanced Software Development Certificate.

Entry Level Software Development Certificate

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
IST 110CProgramming Fundamentals223
IST 140CDatabase Design and Management223
IST 210CObject Oriented Programming223
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


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