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What Is The Software Developer Program And What Can You Accomplish As A Student?

The Andrews University Software Developer Training Program is a fully online, 10-course program that spans 33 weeks. Over these 33 weeks, students will become immersed in the software development field, learning in-demand skills from setting up databases and cloud deployments to coding from scratch. These skills ensure that any graduate of our data science training program is fully prepared to make powerful, fully-functioning web applications that power essential systems and applications in businesses around the globe. 

Software development is growing at an exponential rate and our program ensures that everything our students learn is as up-to-date as possible. Through expert instruction, curricula and hands-on experience, students will be prepared for a software development career. 

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Software development continues to be a growing industry that will need qualified professionals in the future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of software and web developers is expected to grow 19% through 2030, much faster than average. 

Soft skills are an immensely important part of a software development career. Our program ensures you are prepared for everything you may face. Soft skills we make sure you learn are critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, time management and more through your courses, and you’ll gain tangible experience building a full-stack web application using front-end, back-end and database development as an Agile Project Team.

Skills Learned

As a graduate of this program, you can expect to bring a variety of programming and coding skills to your current or future career, which include:

  • Coding from scratch
  • Developing front-end foundations of websites using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Utilizing back-end development to program server-side applications and RESTful Web API’s using Express, ASP.NET or Spring
  • Creating databases using MySQL and MongoDB
  • Using Responsive Design to produce mobile-friendly applications for iOS and Android
  • Working with an Agile software development team, which is used in most workplaces today


Coding from Scratch
Front End Foundations
Programming Foundations
Front End Frameworks
Back End Foundations
Database Foundations
Mobile Apps & Responsive Design
Agile Project Management & Career Skills
Deployment & Web Security
Group Project


Choose from several flexible options for completing the Software Developer certificate program:

  • Register for the full program and save 14%
  • Start with Track 1 and stack remaining tracks to manage cost over time
  • Tracks may be taken out of order, but we strongly recommend you take sequentially.

Featuring tiered pricing – the more you stack, the less you pay per track!

  • First Track Purchase = $7,000
  • Second Track Purchase = $5,775
  • Third Track Purchase = $4,725

Gain a robust understanding of programming languages to design and build websites, computer programs, and apps.


  • Coding from Scratch
  • Front-End Foundations
  • Front-End Frameworks (React)
  • Front-End Frameworks (Angular)


  • Learn foundations of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript & how to record & share progress with Git
  • Create robust web apps and code structure for large, client-side web projects
  • Learn front-end best practices and Single Page Web Applications (SPA) with either React or Angular frameworks

Gain fundamental database and programming skills. Learn to use MySQL and MongoDB to design tables & collections.


  • Database Foundations
  • Programming Foundations-JAVA   
  • Programming Foundations-JavaScript
  • Programming Foundations-C#


  • Learn how to design, store, & manipulate databases. Students will work with both rational (SQL) & non-rational databases
  • Understand programming principles of chosen career path. Learn language-specific concepts in Java, C#, or JavaScript

Learn how to program server-side applications & RESTful Web API’s using Express, ASP. NET, or Spring.


  • Back-end Foundations-JAVA
  • Back-end Foundations-JavaScript
  • Back-end Foundations-C#


  • Create server-side web apps & services with choice of Express, ASP .NET, or Spring
  • Explore Responsive Design principles and create a mobile-first experience to be used on mobile apps (iOS/Android)

Produce dynamic, responsive websites using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Gain knowledge of industry development processes through SCRUM & Kanban.


  • Mobile Apps and Responsive Design
  • Agile Project Management and Career Skills
  • Deployment & Web Security
  • Group Project



  • Explore Responsive Web Design principles and create a mobile-first web experience
  • Manage software projects & teams, learn roles & responsibilities as well as the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Understand the process & benefits of deploying a web application to a cloud hosting provider


As the tech industry expands, the employment market for skilled software development professionals is growing much faster than average. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sees strong continued growth in the software development field and predicts the number of jobs will increase by about 22% through 2030 with an estimated 189,200 new jobs opening up in the field each year over that period.

The career opportunities available to program graduates span across several industries, such as technology, government, healthcare and retail. These jobs include but are not limited to:

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Web Developer

$41,000 – $90,000
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Game Developer

$39,000 – $97,000
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Full-Stack Developer

$90,000 – $116,500


In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through  Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.


Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

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April is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options, and succeed! Get in touch with her to learn more about the program, Professional Workforce Development, and how to achieve your workforce development goals!


No. This program does not count for college credit.

No previous coding skills are needed. Students will gain core knowledge of coding principles using JavaScript, C# or Java and learn how to apply them to a professional career.

Students will learn programming in HTML5, CSS3, Java and JavaScript.

No prior experience in the technology industry or education in technology is required.

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Andrews University, located in Berrien Springs, Michigan, provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills, preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.