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Birmingham - Software Development


#1 Best Job in America for 2014 according to U.S. News & World Report.

While all computer scientists analyze clients’ needs in order to design, test, and develop software to meet those needs, there are two specialties available to software developers: computer applications and computer systems.

  • Computer applications software engineers - develop applications software, typically in the C, C++ and Java languages. About 60% of computer software engineers specialize in applications software.
  • Computer systems software engineers – experts in analyzing the software and infrastructure needs of an organization and then coordinating the construction, expansion, and implementation of the solutions. They may also work for a design house as a member of a team that is assigned to a special project for a client.

Software Development — Is it for you?

Software engineers rely heavily on the ability to analyze and evaluate technical data. Professionals in this field must have a strong aptitude for mathematics and reasoning, a keen attention to detail, and interpersonal skills in order to work as part of a team and communicate technical details to clients in layman terms.

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In addition to earning a degree, you will have the opportunity to prepare for these important industry credentials during your program!

  • JAVA Programming
  • Sun Certified JAVA Associate (SCJA)
  • Oracle Database Fundamentals
  • CIW Web Foundations Associate

Virtualization is also studied. Through choice of electives, you may also have the foundation for taking other certifications, including CompTIA and Microsoft.

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