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Undergraduate Certificate in Visual Basic Application Development

American Public University

18 months
285 USD/credit
285 USD/credit
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The Visual Basic Application Development Certificate enables students to focus on the principles and practices necessary to design, develop, and deploy Web applications using the Visual Basic interactive development environment (IDE).


Graduates will be able to build real-world Visual Basic applications based on the knowledge and skills gained in the program. 

Prior experience with object-oriented software development is strongly recommended.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of the .NET framework on IT Management, Security, and Global Economies as it applies to enterprise ecommerce solutions on the Web.
  • Explore and analyze the hierarchy of the Framework Class Libraries (FCL); use the objects and properties to design and develop applications on the Web.
  • Appraise the architecture, the life cycle, management issues, and process for developing Visual Basic and ASP Web applications.
  • Differentiate between traditional programming and event-driven programming and also between traditional programming and object oriented programming (OOP); examine the application of OOP in the Visual Basic IDE.
  • Appraise the features, functionality, power, and advantages of Visual Basic.NET that have made it a viable tool for Web site design, development, deployment, and management.
  • Analyze the ASP.NET facilities to establish and maintain state between connections within the context of the stateless and connectionless HTTP protocol.
  • Assess the provisions in VB.NET for performing component-based programming, exception handling, and interface-based programming; also assess their impact on IT Management.
  • Discuss the architecture, advantages, and functionality of both ADO.NET and the Active-X component architecture; also explain the concept of connection pooling.


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Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Enterprise Development Using VB.NET: Introduction
  • Enterprise Development Using VB.NET: Advanced
  • Enterprise Development Using ASP.NET
  • Web Development Using JavaScript
  • Web Development Using XHTML

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED) to apply to the university.
  • You will be asked to submit a legible color copy of your valid government-issued photo ID before registering for courses. Military undergraduate students will submit a government issued JST or CCAF transcript.
  • You may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment. If you have previously earned 9+ hours of college credit, please contact us about waiving this requirement.
  • If you are a transfer student, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from any other schools where you earned college-level academic credit.
  • Your first course here will be Foundations of Online Learning (COLL100).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 18 months.


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