2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Application Development Certificate Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, work with the CIS/CNE Navigator to select the appropriate replacement. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Application Development Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Action Item: Work with CIS/CNE Navigator

Use your Success Network! Before your first quarter, meet with your CIS/CNE Navigator or CIS/CNE advisor to review any transfer courses you may have, determine need for keyboarding, and to build your education plan showing the sequencing of courses in your degree plan.

Required Prerequisites

Placement at college level reading.
Placement at college level English.
Placement at college level math.

1. College Success

  • Course purpose:  A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.


  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course. 

2. Business Analysis

  • Course purpose: You will learn tools to analyze the business environment and define stakeholder needs in order to make recommendations for IT solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.

3. Database Management Systems

Action Item: Meet with your Advisor

Use your Success Network!  In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps. 

4. Client-Side Web Development

5. Structured Query Language

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation.  Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

6. Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

7. Advanced SQL Programming and Tuning

  • Course purpose: You will continue to advance your Structured Query Language (SQL) skills by covering advanced topics to develop script files, stored procedures, and procedural language units, as well as diagnose and tune performance problems.

8. Server-Side Web Development

Action Item: Complete Certification Exam(s)

Please complete certification exam(s) (ex. MTA Database Fundamentals, MTA Software Fundamentals. IIBA ECBA), and begin job readiness preparation for internship and post-graduation job search.

9. Intermediate Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

Total Credits Without Prerequisites 43

Note: Due to the rapid changes in the IT industry, the Special Topics courses CIS 155 and CNE 155 may be substituted as needed into the CIS or CNE degree programs, on the advice of the CIS/CNE faculty and program coordinator.

Program Code: 503D

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