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Undergraduate Certificate in Visual Basic Application Development, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
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).
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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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Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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).

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    270 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 270 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    270 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 270 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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