Applications Developer (Year One of Computer Science program)

Applications developers use computer languages to create programs that perform specific tasks on computers and other devices. It is a useful specialty for high-demand jobs such as website developer, database designer, support specialist, and software tester. Students in this program will learn and practice subjects such as Web design and graphics, PC hardware and networking, basic programming, and database theory and design. The Application Developer program is a certificate option in the two-year Computer Science certificate/degree program. Students may choose to complete the certificate or continue their studies for another year to earn a degree.

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter

Certificate of Completion: 
4 Quarters
75 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
AAS - Transfer: 
Bachelor of Applied Science: 

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At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Hybrid, Online

8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Tim Culler, Christy Hernandez, Lhoucine Zerrouki, Mohamed Zerrouki

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Must take the ACCUPLACER test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Admission Recommendations

  • Counselor and instructor interview.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Crs
COL 101 College Success 3
CSI 101 PC Hardware and Networking 6
CSI 102 Office Applications and Business Communications 6
CSI 145 Web Design 7
CSI 147 Web Graphics 7
CSI 152 Introduction to Programming 6
CSI 154 Introduction to C# Programming 7
CSI 155 Object-Oriented Programming with C# 7
CSI 156 Introduction to Database Theory and Design 7
CSI 159 Applied Database Development 7
CSI 171 Software Testing 4
AMATH 174J Computer Mathematics 4
CSI 182 Leadership and Teamwork in Systems Analysis 4
  Total 75

Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Applications Developer Program:

  • Demonstrate appropriate business and technical skills for entry into IT
  • Create and modify graphics based projects using a variety of digital imaging software and technologies
  • Design, develop, and test Windows based programming applications and web pages
  • Use Microsoft Office applications to complete writing projects, presentations, and data base projects
  • Be able to create, explain, and implement basic software testing plans


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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