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Software Engineering Certificate

Certificate in

Software Engineering

A software engineering certificate from Linfield University Online and Continuing Education focuses on a specific subset of skills including program design, coding, systems development, systems analysis, systems design and project management. A high degree of attention is also paid to client interaction, as it is commonly seen as one of the most qualifying attributes of a software engineer within the current market.

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As a software engineering student at Linfield

you might take:

Fundamentals of Information Systems Technology

Broad overview of computer science. Topics include basic concepts in hardware, operating systems and networks, algorithmic problem solving, introduction to the object-oriented paradigm and an overview of the social context of computing. (COMP 101)

Programming and Object Structures

Concepts of object-oriented and procedural software engineering methodologies in data definition and measurement, abstract data type construction and use in developing screen editors, reports and other IS applications. Programming in visual development environment that incorporates event-driven and object-oriented design. (COMP 152)

Database Program Development

Application program development in a database environment using a host language. Data structures, file organizations, models of data storage devices, data administration and data analysis, design and implementation. (COMP 250)

Studying software engineering at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Broaden existing software design and programming skills using current methodologies.

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  • Write a formal technical or professional report that organizes a systems documentation for each stage of software development.


    To present a technical material to a group.

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  • Understand the importance of quality assurance and reliability of software systems.


    Understand the process of graphic user interface(gui) and dialogues design.

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  • Prepare and use various information gathering techniques for eliciting user information requirements and system expectations.

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  • Develop a better plan for becoming a better systems professional or user/manager of systems, by understanding personal strengths and weaknesses and matching those with the ethical success factors of a modern business manager.

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Deanna Fairchild
Deanna Fairchild
Assistant Director of Admission for Online and Continuing Education