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Gain the skills and knowledge to prepare for four certification exams, along with vouchers to take them for free.*
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Capella is a Registered Education Provider of IEEE Computer Society and the program is aligned with SWEBOK and IEEE Computer Society software developer certifications.
Build the expertise to model and design software; and code, test, and ensure quality using Agile and DevOps methods to streamline development and operations.
Fast-track your path to software development with a credential that showcases your ability to design, develop, and implement.
Build end-to-end software applications from user interface design through backend database design and coding.
Design, test, debug, package, and deploy using tools that you custom configure in your own integrated development environments.
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Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you
need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and
faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and
it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).
Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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Our online bachelor’s in software development incorporates several industry-recognized certifications that can give the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s job market.
Intermediate Java Programming
This course focuses on beyond basic features and techniques of the
Java programming language. Learners study and practice advanced
object-oriented programming concepts like inheritance, polymorphism,
interfaces, and abstract classes. Learners also cover programming
Graphical User Interface (GUI) applications with Java and the Java
rich library of data structures like lists, stacks, and queues.
Learners apply these features and techniques to develop applications
of moderate complexity.
|3 quarter credits|
Advanced Database Development
This course focuses on the data access layer of an application.
Learners explore and demonstrate their knowledge of application
objects that interact with an assortment of databases and data
repositories, and examine data modeling, connections, queries, data
manipulation for contemporary Web, traditional applications, database
administration and user security implementation.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4731.
|3 quarter credits|
Software Design and Modeling
In this course, learners apply design strategies and methods to
produce a series of models that depict the internal structure and
behavior of a software solution. Learners also evaluate the quality of
the design and apply the requirements tracing process.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4711.
|3 quarter credits|
Learners in this course use the output from the software design
process to create working software through coding, debugging, and
testing. Learners practice construction tasks, as well as learn to
minimize complexity, deal with change, and build applications for
verification with basic construction standards.
|6 quarter credits|
Software Testing, Security, and Quality Assurance
This course focuses on software testing, quality assurance, and
software security. Learners develop an understanding of testing
fundamentals, including terminology and the role of testing in life
cycle activities. Learners also apply test levels, testing techniques,
test-related measures, testing processes, and testing tools in
software testing operations. Finally, learners examine the role of
testing in quality assurance and evaluating code security.
|6 quarter credits|
Choose one of these software development concentrations; cloud, mobile, programming and application, or web.
Design and develop mobile applications with Android Studio, SQL, Nodes.js.
Understand cloud application and database security requirements using Visual Studio, C#, DevOps, SQL.
Develop desktop applications with different computer programming languages and platforms—Advanced Java, SQL/NoSQL, C#.
The right education can change everything. Grow as an expert in information technology and software development.
Stay in the know about the latest software development trends.
Smartphones have changed the way we live. Be a part of this growing trend with a career in mobile app development.
What are the desired skills and how do you build them?
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
software development degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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