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CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Software Development

The Software Development certificate at Golden West College is designed to provide formal training for individuals who seek entry into the rapidly growing fields of computer software engineering, systems analysis, application development, and systems software. Students utilize the latest tools to learn programming languages, algorithms, operating system environments, and web-based multi-user application architectures. Classes are conducted in smart classrooms with the latest instructional tools. Sizable projects are undertaken in each class providing the students with an opportunity to add the projects to their portfolios, and knowledge to their skill sets.

Students can apply the skills they learn through this program, to general computing (corporate applications, databases, web applications); entertainment media development (3-D computer animation for video games and movies); engineering applications (computer-aided manufacturing, robotics, and product simulations); and emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, urban simulation, augmented reality, and biotechnology
process simulation).

Required Courses Units

Year 1
Fall Semester

Computer Science G175 C++ Programming 4 Units

Year 1
Spring Semester

Computer Science G102 Survey of Software Development Tools 4 Units
AND
Computer Science G189 Advanced C++ 4 Units

Year 2
Fall Semester

Computer Science G177 Visual Basic.net 4 Units
OR
Computer Science G178 Visual C# 4 Units

Year 2
Spring Semester

Computer Science G196 Programming the Web 4 Units

Total Units 20

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