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IT-Software Quality Fundamentals Certificate
IT-Software Quality Fundamentals
Program Number: 9015215CER
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Area of Study:
Information Technology
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
9 Credits | Finish in 1.5 years
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  • Program Overview

    The IT-Software Quality Fundamentals certificate from Madison College is designed to prepare professionals to assess quality in developed software solutions. This platform and technology agnostic certificate includes three courses which explore the use of common web technologies for interface design and covers the basics of usability and accessibility in modern user interfaces. Professionals will then learn to verify and validate the quality of software using testing techniques, security assessment, risk analysis, and the critical analysis of perspective. The certificate classes will enable professionals to consistently assess the quality of deployed software systems with competence.

    Program Details

    Students in Madison College's IT-Software Quality Fundaments certificate can attend part time.

    IT-Software Quality Fundamentals certificate classes may be offered at this Madison College campus:

    • Madison - Truax


    IT-Software Quality Fundamentals certificate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of IT including:

    • Software Tester
    • Quality Assurance Tester
    • Automated Tester
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    3 credits
  • Admission

    Earning a certificate is a great way to expand your skill set, and it adds professionalism to a resume. Applications are always open, so apply today!

    To Apply

    There are no admission requirements for this certificate, simply submit your application by the deadline for each term.

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Fall Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is October 15, 2024

    Spring Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2024
    • Application completion deadline is March 15, 2025

    Additional Notes

    • Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis
    • Students who have already completed the certificate coursework at the time of application will receive the certificate diploma at the end of the term of application

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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    Get Started!

    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your IT-Software Quality Fundamentals career.

    It's Free to Apply

  • Career Outcomes

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