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Software Development

Software Development (221-299-01)
Career Studies Certificate
1 Year (2 Full-Time Semesters)

For more information on Computer and Information Technology, visit the Information Technology website.

The software development career studies certificate provides students with a thorough understanding of software design and development. Students will learn how to create applications using multiple high-level programming languages.

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Lord Fairfax Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.  

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

View all financial aid, payment options, and more HERE.

Course List

This is a general list of courses required for this program. For a complete list of courses and requirements view “Program Information”.

Course
Electives
Java Programming I
Orientation to IT Professions
Software Design
Visual Basic.NET I

Program Information

Academic Plan

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

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