Skills Certificate, IT Specialty – Back End Developer

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college

IT Specialty - Back End Developer allows students to develop an understanding of computer functions; master basic web design skills; and develop advanced programming and database development skills.  This program provides the foundation for careers and/or further study in computer programming, software development, cybersecurity and other related technology fields

  • Students will be able to identify computer components, install and troubleshoot hardware components, and demonstrate knowledge of correct installation procedures for an operating system. 
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of software coding, including design and analysis of software. 
  • Students will create a well-designed, accessible web site that conforms to web standards, feature interlinked pages, and uses interactive features. 
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of essential database design skills to include queries and table creation using SQL. 
  • Students will design and implement program problem solutions involving generic methods, sequential access file processing and using dynamic data structures. 
Certificate Requirement
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CIT 134Beginning C# Programming3
CIT 151Beginning Web Development3
CIT 180Database Concepts and SQL3
CIT 234Advanced C# Programming3
CIT 198Special Topics in CIT2
Total Units18
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CIT 134 Beginning C# Programming 3
CIT 151 Beginning Web Development 3
CIT 180 Database Concepts and SQL 3
CIT 234 Advanced C# Programming 3
CIT 198 Special Topics in CIT 2
 Semester Total18
 Total Units18