Skills Certificate, IT Specialty – Back End Developer

Program Description

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.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

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

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
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
  • 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.