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Degree Plans - Computer Information Technology (Programming Awards) - Visual Studio Developer Certificate (Archived)

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Offered at all seven campuses


  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
  • Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.VISUAL.ST.08

    This certificate provides programmers with skills to evaluate Microsoft.NET tools and technologies, primarily Microsoft Visual Studio.NET. The courses cover resources for creating applications, components, and services built on the .NET Framework.

    Note: In Semester I, students may select an introductory or advanced level Visual Basic.NET (ITSE 1432 or ITSE 2434) or Visual C#.NET (ITSE 1430 or ITSE 2453) course based on prior programming skills and knowledge approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

    Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.



    ITSE 1432 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming OR 4
    ITSE 2434 Advanced Visual Basic.NET Programming OR (4)
    ITSE 1430 Introduction to C# Programming OR (4)
    ITSE 2453 Advanced C# Programming (4)
    ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
    INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming 4


    ITNW 1356 Advanced Development with Microsoft.NET Framework Foundation 2.0 3
    ITSE 2404 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET OR 4
    ITSE 2438 C# Database Development with ADO.NET (4)
    ITMT 1345 Enterprise Development Using Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 3
    Minimum Hours Required 21

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