Undergraduate Software Development and IT Certificates

Gain Industry Skills with Tech Certificates

Break into the expanding industry of information technology and take your first step toward a career in tech. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11% on a national level between 2019 and 2029, which is faster than the average for all occupations.1

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Why DeVry Tech Certificates?

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100% Online

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No IT Experience Required

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Industry-aligned Certifications

Our undergraduate tech certificates are 100% online with no IT experience required. This means you can start pursuing your undergraduate certificate right away with flexibility to fit your life.

Depending on the technology certificate program you choose, you can complete the program in 10 to 16 months2 and prepare to pursue industry-relevant certifications such as:

  • CompTIA A+,
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CCNA
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)-Python, to name a few

Plus, should you want to continue your education, you can make the most of the credits you’ve earned by applying courses toward a qualifying degree.3

 

Pivot Your Career with Tech-Focused Skills

Choose from tech certificates in the field that interests you most, and take the opportunity to prepare for a new industry knowing our dedicated Career Services advisors will be there to support you along the way. Whether you prefer to focus on learning the fundamentals or wish to go after more specialized areas, you could have the chance to pursue an exciting industry.

Explore each of our technology certificates below to decide which certificate program may be best for you:

Software Development Certificate Programs

Software Development involves conceptualizing, designing, building and testing applications or software components. Earn one of our Software Development Certificates for the chance to learn about the creation and troubleshooting of software applications:

Develop knowledge of software systems analysis and design, coding and programming and operating systems. Hone your programming skills and learn industry-recognized languages like Python. Beyond writing code, explore how to configure operating systems and apply analytical thinking to solve complex problems.

Certification Prep

Prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA IT Fundamentals and Microsoft Technical Associate - Python.

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Get started by preparing for a career in software design. Among other topics, explore coding and programming, application and product development, database concepts and the implementation of design strategies.

If you want to prepare for a career in a fast-growing field, software design is a great option. Employment for software developers is expected to grow, on a national level, 22% between 2019 and 2029.

Certification Prep

Prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA Linux+ and Microsoft Technical Associate – Python.

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Learn coding and programming methods and gain skills that can be applied to design applications for desktops and mobile devices, web sites and social media pages.

Certification Prep

Prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA Linux+ and Microsoft Technical Associate – Python.

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Apply your interest in numbers, dig deep into data models and gain the analytical skills needed to make smart business decisions. Discover a range of topics that include data mining and analysis, data acquisition and machine learning.

Certification Prep

Prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA Linux+ and Microsoft Technical Associate – Python or PowerBI.

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Make the most of the credits you earn by stacking them into a Bachelor’s in Software Development with a specialization in Big Data and Analytics. A summary of this tech certificate will help you compare our programs:

IT Certificate Programs

The Information Technology industry is involved in operational aspect of computer systems and includes the implementation of hardware and software. For example, you could be involved in managing large-scale computer networks or helping to deploy computers in a classroom. Earn one of our IT Certificates to assist businesses in their computer operations:

Learn the IT skills that are needed for today’s dynamic business environment. Explore how networks function within organizations and the ways in which information is securely shared.

Certification Prep

Prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA A+, CompTIA LINUX+, CompTIA NETWORK+, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA IT Fundamentals and Microsoft Technology Associate – Python.

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate
  • Minimum Credit Hours: 23
  • Length: 8 Courses
  • Time to Complete: As few as 8 months2 – or faster with qualifying transfer credits
  • Availability: Online
  • Stackability: Take the qualifying credits you earn and stack them into an Associate in Information Technology and Networking (AITN). Doing so can save you both time and money in furthering your education.

Explore how businesses are networked and safely exchange sensitive information. Dive into the networking concepts that are needed to build a career in this field. Concepts covered include networking, complex problem solving, data analysis and digital literacy.

Certification Prep

Prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA NETWORK+, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA IT Fundamentals and CCNA.

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Help defend organizations from the threats posed by cyber criminals and hackers. Learn to protect against data breaches and other malicious activity through specialized courses that explore the real-world skills needed to secure sensitive data. Other topics include security planning and auditing, how to operate small enterprise networks, OS architecture and design, network security testing and ethical hacking.

Certification Prep

Prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA LINUX+, CompTIA NETWORK+, CompTIA PenTest+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker and EC Council Certified Network Defender.

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Help businesses streamline their operations, better support their customers and remain agile in an ever-changing world. This program helps you develop the skills needed to improve business productivity by learning how to design, deploy and manage cloud solutions.

Certification Prep

Prepare for certification opportunities including Comp TIA IT Fundamentals, Comp TIA Linux+, Comp TIA Network+, Comp TIA Cloud+, Comp TIA Security+ and MTA-Python.

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Learn the fundamental skills needed to implement, configure, and manage IoT systems. The skills-focused courses that make up this program cover such topics as fundamentals of IT technology and networking, cloud computing and more. Some core coursework to aid your IoT training includes learning about the ecosystem of the IoT, industrial IoT and automation and controls to name a few.

Certification Prep

Prepare for certification opportunities including Comp TIA IT Fundamentals, Comp TIA Linux+, Comp TIA Network+, Comp TIA Cloud+, Comp TIA Security+, Comp TIA A+ and MTA-Python.

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Career Opportunities

Look out for these potential career opportunities as you pursue a DeVry Undergraduate Certificate in IT or Software Development:

Software Development

  • Coder or Programmer
  • Software Analyst
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Software Application Developer
  • Data Analyst

Information Technology

  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Automation and Controls Technician
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Network Support Specialist or Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Network System Administrator

Student Resources and Support

Learn more about how DeVry will support you along your educational journey, offering you the flexibility to learn when and where it’s convenient for you in our online learning platform.

Keep your career goals in mind with our career support advisors and coaches, helping you discover industry-relevant insights and providing professional development services.

Shantanu Bose

Shantanu Bose

DeVry University Provost and Chief Academic Officer

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For those looking to pursue a career in technology, DeVry’s certificate programs offer multiple pathways to prepare you. We want to help students advance their education at their own pace and make education more affordable, which is why we offer the option to stack credits from these certificates into a qualifying associate or bachelor’s degree program here at DeVry.

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Additional Tech Certificate Program Highlights

Technology in learning has been part of DeVry’s DNA for more than 20 years. We have been streamlining online learning and giving busy students the opportunity to participate in a holistic educational approach with the flexibility to further their education on their terms. With innovative course offerings like Tech Core, curriculum that is specifically designed to give students real-world, hands-on learning.

DeVry’s tech certificates also offer other benefits, including:

DeVry University is on a mission to close the opportunity gap for women looking to take the first step in pursuit of a tech career. Additionally, we’re proud to award up to $10 million in scholarships for women in tech who apply and qualify.4

Tech Essentials Grant

 Apply for a $2,400 Tech Essentials Grant when you complete the Information Technology (IT) Essentials Certificate, Programming Essentials Certificate or Networking Essentials Certificate program.

Tech Core

DeVry’s tech certificates are focused on curriculum that exposes students to real-world, hands-on learning. Using project-based learning and leveraging physical devices and cloud-based resources, this approach allows students to develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

Stackable Credits

Make the most of your technology certificate by applying qualifying credits to an applicable associate or bachelor’s degree at DeVry. Read more about stackable credentials.


1Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm
2Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
3At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
4For a complete list of eligibility requirements for the Women+Tech Scholarship, visit our Scholarships page.