Back End Software Developer

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Computer Software Engineering. 140903



Back End Software Developer is an 18-week program consisting of three 6-week courses: Introduction to Java, Relational Databases with MySQL, and Web API Design with Spring Boot. Students learn the skills and technologies necessary to enter the industry as a Back End Software Developer. Skills and technologies include Java 1.8, Algorithms, OOP, Design Patterns, Unit Testing, SQL, DDL, DML, Database Concepts, JDBC, Spring Boot, Spring Data, REST, JPA, JWT, AWS, and more. Course consists of three six-week courses that will involve 234-324 hours of instruction, dependent on student choice of career pathway.

Competencies to be achieved:

Students will be able to 1) design and develop back end APIs using Java, MySQL, and Spring Boot; 2) utilize programming concepts in Java such as Object-Oriented Programming, design patterns, and algorithms to solve business problems; 3) design and develop normalized databases in an RDBMS; 4) understand source control using Git; 5) implement basic application security features; 6) deploy an application to AWS using Elastic Beanstalk; and 7) write unit tests for application code.

Total Cost of Program: $2995 

Tuition: $2,995 including Certification Exam: SPECIAL NOTE: Program fees go to multiple vendors and will be outlined in the proposal letter. Fees may vary.

Provide a list of all books required for the program: No books are required, all content exists in an online portal.

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program: Computer with minimum of i5 processor and 8GB RAM.

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:

Name: Maureen Hannon
Phone number: 602.238.4323

Additional information:

Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: Background restrictions are determined by employers and there are no general restrictions/requirements in software development.


Industry Recognized: Yes

Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: W3Schools – SQL Certification

Stackable: Yes

Career Pathway: Software Development/Engineering

Credential Attainment Rate:  86%

No refunds will be given after class starts.


Program Length (Weeks)


Entrance Requirements



Gateway Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

108 N. 40th Street

Local WIB

5 - City of Phoenix, Phoenix Workforce Connection

Name of Credential

SQL Developer Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes -

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Testing/Exam Fees

$95.00 W3schools

In-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

15-1252.00Software Developers
$30.67 per hour

Provider Status



Various Locations, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Phone Number

(602) 238-4323

Web Address

Last Updated

Sep 15, 2021


Jul 07, 2020