Computer Information Systems — Application Developer

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement
Year Established: 
Business and Computer Technology - (313) 845-9645 -

The Application Developer certificate provides instruction and training in the highly marketable Information Technology (IT) area of Microsoft .NET application development. ComputerWorld Magazine reports IT job hiring’s are on the rise for the third straight year with programming and application development jobs #1 with 61% of all IT managers surveyed reporting that they will hire in this area in the next 12 months. Source:

Courses in the Application Developer certificate provide excellent preparation for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MSTS), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MSPD) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) industry certifications. Application Developer certificate courses listed can be applied to an Associate in Applied Science within the Computer Information Systems Program.

Henry Ford Community College is a member of Microsoft’s MSDN Academic Alliance Program which means that students can purchase the Visual Studio .NET Academic version for a very affordable price.

Career Opportunities: 

• Application developer for a Visual Basic .NET application • Application developer for an ASP.NET Internet application • Database Administrator for SQL Server database

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
12 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

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