Software Testing

Software Testers assure the quality of software programs and applications prior to deployment. They create test scenarios to make sure that the software is working as designed. If a bug is found, the software tester will write a detailed report so a programmer can go in and correct the issue.

Software Testing skills:

  • Ability to understand business situations and apply logical thinking
  • Attention to detail and ability to focus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and creativity
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Software Testing Certificates and Degree

Software Testing awards were designed to stack. Start by earning your Occupational Skills Award in as little as one semester as a full-time student. Continue on to earn a certificate in Computer Programming – Software Testing, in as little as one year, then complete your Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming – Software Testing Specialization. Students also have the opportunity to study for and take the Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP) exam, offered at ACC Highland Business Center testing office.

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Occupational Skills Award (OSA)

Computer Programming OSA features four introductory courses in computing, programming, and networking

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Computer Programming – Software Testing Certificate

Computer programming, Python, PC hardware, networking technologies, database programming

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Computer Programming – Software Testing Specialization, AAS Degree

Degree designed for an entry-level programming position as a software tester

Computer Science & Information Technology Departmental Advising

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