Diploma in Software Development Overview

Students completing this course will be skilled in the following areas: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, REST API, Web application servers, SQL and NoSQL database systems, Git source control system. This is an instructor-led or instructor-supported training course that targets the needs of individuals who want to start a career in web development in applying the latest web languages and software programming concepts, such as: authentication and authorization, RESTful API’s, and advanced database structures such as many to many relationships. It will allow for job opportunities in fields such as: front-end development, back-end development, and full stack development.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and use JavaScript Develop and maintain websites using HTML
  • Control the style and layout of multiple web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Implement server-side functionality using a back-end programming language Build and deploy standalone console applications
  • Use a front-end framework such as Angular or React to produce interactive UIs
  • Build web-enabled applications using a web framework
  • Build service-oriented, n-tier applications
  • Develop SQL and NoSQL based database applications

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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