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

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010.
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(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven and North Lake only

ECC-Closed January 1, 2011; MVC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • 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.VIS.PROF.11

This certificate option is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to build, deploy, and maintain Microsoft Windows Web, and Database applications. The program also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certification exams. Upon completion, graduates will be qualified to work as programmers, programmer/analysts or system developers.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computer and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401, or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.



ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design OR 4
ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design (3)
ITSE 1432 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming OR 4
ITSE 1430 Introduction to C# Programming (4)


INEW 1440 ASP.NET Programming OR 4
ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL (4)
ITSE 2434 Advanced Visual Basic .Net Programming OR 4
ITSE 2453 Advanced C# Programming (4)


ITMT 1345 Enterprise Development Using Microsoft Visual Studio.Net OR 3
ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database (4)
Minimum Hours Required 18-20

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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