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Software Development Program
Start coding on day one! Gain real-world experience with a 6-week internship. Graduate in just 12 months.
What Does a Software Developer Do?
Software developers design, create, and maintain computer applications. They consider what a piece of software is supposed to do, then come up with a solution that meets both user and business needs.
Software developers’ typical responsibilities include:
- Collecting and documenting functional requirements
- Developing specifications
- Writing, testing, and debugging code
- Documenting applications for easier maintenance
Herzing College Software Development Program
This program teaches the practical programming skills employers want. It also includes real work experience so that you can be ready to hit the ground running in your first job.
- 12-month diploma program
- 20 class hours per week
- 6-week internship
- Delivered online
- One-on-one support from your instructor is available whenever you need it
- Multiple start dates
- Financial assistance may be available for students who qualify
- Get help finding your first software development job after graduation
What Skills Will You Learn?
In Herzing’s software development program, you will learn how to:
- Design, develop, implement, maintain, and test applications using industry-standard software development methodologies based on existing open source and proprietary frameworks
- Design and create object-oriented applications
- Design, create, implement, optimize, and maintain database solutions
- Analyze and maintain software applications through validation testing
- Troubleshoot, diagnose, and document application technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools
“This course is designed to give students the tools to become well-rounded developers. By the time you graduate, you’re going to have a broad foundation of coding skills. And that’s what will make you desirable to employers.” — Derek Lewis (M.Ed.), software developer and program designer
There’s high demand for software developers and programmers across the country. The Government of Canada Job Bank expects a shortage of these skilled professionals to persist over the next few years.
Successful graduates of our Software Development program can find work with:
- Corporate IT departments
- Government agencies
- Educational institutions
- Hospitals and other healthcare facilities
- Financial services companies
- IT consulting firms
Graduates can pursue positions like:
- Software Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Application Programmer
- Front-End Web Developer
- Back-End Developer
- .NET Developer
- Full-Stack Developer
- Quality Assurance Analyst
Our software development courses focus on the programming languages and methodologies you need to create and modify computer software, databases, and applications. Languages studied include HTML, PHP, Python, .NET, Java, and C/C#.
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This course covers the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and HTTP protocols. Students learn about client-server interaction and how to work with images, text, and style sheets to create and publish web pages.
This course introduces concepts like variables, if statements, strings, functions, and arrays. The basics of data storage and graphical user interface (GUI) components are also covered.
Students implement these concepts using Python, which is a general purpose, high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability. Python claims to combine “remarkable power with very clear syntax” and its standard library is large and comprehensive.
This course teaches students how to set up and run a website in a server environment, from email to basic database design. Students learn how to work with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP).
This course teaches Java, a general purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers “write once, run anywhere” (WORA), meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be recompiled to run on another. Java is currently one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications.
This course covers a programming language called C#. It’s an object-oriented computer programming language that requires more up-front design elements to anticipate more possibilities of use.
This course goes more in-depth on C#.NET, which is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines. It was developed by Microsoft within its .NET initiative.
This course provides an introduction to the programming language called Visual Basic.NET. VB.NET is an object-oriented computer programming language that can be viewed as an evolution of the classic Visual Basic (VB) that is implemented on the .NET framework. VB.NET is a great introduction to the .NET libraries and is still necessary to know for legacy programs.
This course teaches students about ASP.NET CORE. It’s a web application framework developed and marketed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic websites, web applications, and web services.
This course covers creating and maintaining legacy databases using Microsoft’s SQL. MSSQL is a relational database server, developed by Microsoft. It’s a software product whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications, either on the same computer or on another computer across a network (including the internet). Near the end of the course, migration to Azure databases is also covered.
This seminar provides an opportunity for the student to apply the techniques and processes for
developing a career path and to learn lifetime career management tools and skills. Topics include
career-planning, job searching, developing career search documents, refining interview skills, and
preparing for a new position.
The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The industry shall be directly related to the student’s program of study. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the industry setting.
Qualified, charismatic instructors in every program.
Naresh has a total of 16 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked for several clients across the globe. He started his career as a web developer and has worked with multiple technologies like Java, .Net, Visual basic, Angular, React, MSSQL,etc..
He is passionate about online teaching, and is looking forward to being a mentor and a great support for the students.
What you need to get started.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
- Pass an entrance test administered by Herzing College
- Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
- Note: admission to some programs may include additional requirements
12 Months (20 hours/week)
Includes 6 week internship
TRY OUR CAREER EXPLORATION KIT
Our online kit takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Don’t you need a degree to become a software developer?
In many cases, no. While some companies will only hire developers with university degrees, many will accept candidates without one. In fact, according to a Stack Overflow survey of professional developers, more than 25 per cent do not have a degree.
A college diploma is often enough to get your foot in the door. With our program, you can be job-ready in just one year.
What are the benefits to getting formal software development training as opposed to being self-taught?
Many people appreciate the structure that a formal program provides. You get to learn from experienced and knowledgeable developers who can break the concepts down in a way that is understandable. Plus, when learning on your own, you could become complacent and only use the languages and tools you find easy or you are already familiar with; in school, you’ll be pushed to learn a wider variety of technologies and methodologies.
Another major benefit is the internship. In software development, practical experience is key to success. By completing a program like Herzing’s that includes a work placement, you can get that real-world experience and make yourself more appealing to employers.
Your Next Steps
Ready to learn more about the Software Development program? It’s easy to get started. Choose from the following options:
- Fill out the form to ask questions via email
- Chat live with an Admissions Advisor to get your questions answered now
- Click Request Info to get started today!
Why Choose this Program?
- Get workforce-ready in just one year
- Learn from IT experts with years of software development experience
- Kick-start your career with an included 6-week internship
- Take advantage of the Herzing Open Education Program (HOEP), which lets qualified grads take additional IT courses tuition-free
- Get personalized help with creating your resume, applying for software development jobs, and preparing for interviews