This certificate prepares its learners to design and develop desktop and web software using leading object-oriented programming languages and related technologies, with an emphasis on business logic and data-driven applications. Graduates will be proficient in SQL, XML, C#, and will be prepared for success in any contemporary software/database development environment. Graduates will be able to support the software development needs of businesses in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, finance and software publishing. Potential occupations include: Database Specialist, Database Developer, Database Administrator, Programmer, Software Developer, Web Developer, Programmer/Analyst, Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Software Architect, Software Trainer, Software Tester, Quality Assurance Specialist, Technical Writer. Classes are taught using a hands-on approach incorporating a variety of teaching methods. All courses are offered in a face-to-face format and many are also offered online for additional flexibility.