Software Development – Virginia Beach

Software Development – Virginia Beach Campus

Whether manufacturing high-tech components for today's electronics or providing essential healthcare to Virginia Beach residents, these companies all share a common need for software that works across multiple platforms. They need to stay connected, they need to attract clients and customers, and they need the skills of well-educated software developers.

Software Development Training

Virginia Beach is home to ECPI University's Greenwich Road campus, just off Newtown Road and I-264. Among the many program offerings, software development has been and is a popular choice for Virginia Beach students. A software development bachelor's degree can be yours in only 2.5 years of year-round, hands-on classes. Designed with immediate employability in mind, the software development curriculum is rigorous and forward-looking. In addition to courses designed to familiarize students with the world of business, the software development concentration includes current best practices. Students learn Object Oriented Programming (OOP), web application development, cloud application development, and more. All this deep understanding takes place in a supportive, community-minded atmosphere.

Campus Clubs

The Virginia Beach campus of ECPI University reflects the wealth of talent the city offers. Students can join many clubs both to further their careers and expand their network of friends and acquaintances. As a software development student, you may feel right at home with any of these clubs:

  • Business Club
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • IEEE (Association for the Advancement of Technology)
  • Mobile Application Development Club
  • Network Security Club
  • Players (Gaming) Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Software Development Club
  • Student Veterans of America

Campus & Community

ECPI University supports the spirit of giving back to our communities. In Virginia Beach, our students are active in worthwhile causes such as the American Red Cross, the Up Center, and Navy SEAL Foundation. Our fortunate students are in many ways more mature and wise beyond their years at ECPI University; often, working with these local charities helps them see that, as the old saying goes, to whom much is given, much is expected.

From donating blood to donating time with children in need, ECPI University students, faculty and staff are proud to be part of the Virginia Beach community.

The Business Community in Virginia Beach

Software development students in Virginia Beach can tap into the strong partnerships the University has forged with local businesses, from Suffolk and Chesapeake to Norfolk and beyond. These companies provide externships, hire our graduates, and help keep our curriculum fresh and useful. Among the companies you may be working with while attending ECPI University:

  • Cox Communications
  • STIHL
  • 360IT Partners
  • PROSOFT

Virginia Beach Career Opportunities for Developers

While Virginia Beach is rightly noted for its thriving tourism industry, it also has a rich and diverse industrial base. Local businesses from advanced manufacturing to biomedical and life sciences, from defense industries to information services all call for highly skilled, knowledgeable software developers. Local businesses include:

  • Allied Technology
  • AMSEC LLC
  • Architectural Graphics Inc.
  • Doma Technologies
  • Electronic Systems
  • Engility Corporation
  • Lifenet Health
  • M & G Electronics Corporation
  • Sentara Healthcare

Certifications in Software Development

Software Development Certifications As a software development student, you naturally hope to take valuable credentialing exams to make yourself even more valuable to local and national employers.

The experts at TomsITPro identified five top certifications ideal for the software developer's toolbox:

  1. Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)-This encompasses five different certifications, including Windows Store Apps (using either HTML5 or C#), Web Applications, SharePoint Applications, Azure Solutions Architect or Application Lifecycle Management
  2. Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) -for Adobe's tools and development platforms like ColdFusion, Flex, and LiveCycle
  3. (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)-CSSLP recognizes your core competency in securing applications throughout the software development lifecycle
  4. Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist-This examination covers technical fundamentals, configuration and migration, mobile deployment and access, and API basics
  5. C and C++-Earn your C Programming Language Certified Associate (CLA), C++ Certified Associate Programmer (CPA), or C++ Certified Professional Programmer (CPP) certification

Whether manufacturing high-tech components for today's electronics or providing essential healthcare to Virginia Beach residents, these companies all share a common need for software that works across multiple platforms. They need to stay connected, they need to attract clients and customers, and they need the skills of well-educated software developers.

Earn Your Degree in Software Development

ECPI University's Virginia Beach campus could be an excellent way to begin your career in software development. Pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Software Development and you could earn your degree in as few as 2.5 years. You can graduate quickly, look to local businesses for your first job as a software developer, and stay close to home. So go ahead, walk the magnificent, three-mile Virginia Beach boardwalk, and then head over to ECPI University to walk into your future as a software developer. Contact ECPI University online today or get in touch with an admissions advisor at (844) 611-0618.