The Information Technology Software Development Certificate Program consists of eight courses which provide students with programming and systems design skills used in business and industry. Students will use five different programming languages while designing databases and creating business front ends. Extensive hands-on training is provided in our computer labs with extensive instruction.

This program is recommended for persons who have achieved a level of expertise in their field or who have completed a college degree in a specialty area and need computer applications and programming courses to be more effective in using computer productivity tools for managerial decisions. This program is available days and evenings. This program is financial aid eligible. 

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college’s first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Information Technology Software Development Certificate

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
IST 110CProgramming Fundamentals223
IST 216CIntroduction to Web Programming223
IST 140CDatabase Design and Management223
IST 210CObject Oriented Programming223
IST 215CAdvanced Windows Programming223
IST 218CMobile Application Development223
IST 240CAdvanced Web Programming223
IST xxxCIT Elective223
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


of students qualify for financial aid