Application Deadline

We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Thursday, December 26, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Application Steps

Step 1: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program’s admission requirements

Step 2: Apply

Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.

Related Resources


Applicants must have one of the following: 

We also recommend that you have:

  • At least an associate's degree
  • At least three years of work experience (need not be in software)

English Proficiency

If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.

International Students

To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.

Technology Requirements

You’ll need access to a Windows or Mac computer with:

  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor (or the equivalent)
  • A recent operating system (Windows 7 or later/Mac OS X 10.7.4 or later)
  • At least 4 gigabytes of RAM
  • Visual Studio 2012 Professional (or better); the Community edition of Visual Studio is available for download from the Microsoft website

Online students need a high-speed internet connection and we recommend a headset and microphone. 

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.