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Certificate in Software Development


Ready to level-up your career? Invest in your future with a technology certificate that can prepare you for an entry-level programmer position, with salaries beginning at $60,000 per year*. With one-on-one support from Whitworth instructors, you'll be prepared with the knowledge and skills to add value to any organization. Whitworth's Certificate in Software Development will equip you to create advanced user interface, improve web and mobile development skills, and utilize databases. Other employment opportunities this certificate can prepare you for include: 

  • Software engineer
  • Software engineer in test
  • Full stack developer 

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics web developer analysis

Module Format Online (synchronous) or in person
Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m.
Locations Online
Completion Time 6 months
Registration Deadline Feb. 1, 2022
Start Date Feb. 17, 2022
  • Complete the certificate in less than one year with four, six-week modules, beginning spring 2022
  • Evening classes allow you to attend after work, just one night per week
  • Convenient location in downtown Spokane's U-District or online (synchronous)

Certificate Requirements

Programming I (Feb. 17, 2022 - March 23, 2022)
Students will learn basic software development skills using the programming language Python. Upon completion, students will be able to develop a simple software project. 

Programming II (March 30, 2022 - May 4, 2022)
Students will build on their skills from Programming I and develop more advanced programming skills, including introductions to other programming languages. Upon completion, students will be able to develop a more robust software project.

Web Development (May 25, 2022 - June 29, 2022)
Students will learn how to build applications that are deployed on the web, learning commonly-used technologies for the client/browser and the server. 

Database Management (July 6, 2022 - Aug. 10, 2022)
Students will learn how to model data and standard query languages for fetching those data. Students will be able to take what they learn and build software that presents and manipulates those data for users.

Certificate Cost

$3,200 total, non-credit

Financial aid is not available for non-credit certificates. However, payment plans are available. Contact Whitworth Student Financial Services at for information.

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