Official Certificate Program

Software Engineering

Central to Rethinking Productivity. 

CCSU’s Software Engineering Official Certificate Program (OCP) is a non-degree program for college graduates wishing to expand or update their knowledge of software engineering. This program provides a core background in software engineering and credits earned in the program can contribute toward a MS in Software Engineering. 

This program prepares students for professional growth in the field of software engineering including software architecture & design, software construction, software testing & quality assurance, and software maintenance. It focuses on foundational concepts of the field and emphasizes the practical applications of these concepts. 

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August 
  • 12-credit program 
  • Attend part-time 
  • No GMAT/GRE required 


Did You Know?

The median annual wage for software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers was $110,140 in May 2020. 

Employment of these positions are projected to grow 22% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. 


What You'll Gain

  • Ability to solve software engineering problems in a variety of application settings 
  • Skills to understand and apply modern software engineering concepts, techniques, practices, and tools
  • Ability to recognize the need for, and to engage in, continuing professional development
  • Skills to communicate effectively
  • Appropriate teamwork skills