Champlain College redesigns Software Development program for professionals in newly renamed Division of Continuing Professional

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College is responding to changing needs in the marketplace with a newly reformulated Software Development program through its continuing education division, which was recently renamed the Division of Continuing Professional Studies.Working adults and career changers may enroll in the new program to earn a bachelor’s degree, associates degree or a professional certificate–on campus or online.The last few years have brought significant changes in the nature and complexity of information systems development. “We reorganized our program to combine a solid knowledge of software development and Web development, because you really cannot separate them anymore,” said software program architect John Lavallee of the Division of Continuing Professional Studies.Champlain College turned to area employers, its faculty and an advisory board made up of industry professionals to determine the competencies that are required for tomorrow’s software developers. It was clear that professionals must be well-versed in three main areas of system development. Those who enroll in the redesigned program will better understand these areas: the database tier that supports the information used by a system; the application programs that process the information in the database; and the Web-based, front-end tier of the system that is accessed by a computer user.In addition to courses in database development, systems design, application security and project management, students will gain mastery in programming languages such as C++, Java, C#, ASP, JSP, HTML, Javascript, PHP, XML and CGI/PERL.”This program will be an asset to professionals who want to be on the cutting edge of computer applications and systems development, Lavallee said. Graduates will be prepared to hit the ground running.”Online and on-campus courses begin September 4. Tuition in the Division of Continuing Professional Studies increased only five percent over last year to come in this fall at $465/credit; most courses are three credits each.For information on the Software Development program, contact Champlain Colleges Division of Continuing Professional Studies through its new Web site at www.champlain.edu/cps(link is external) or at 888/545-3459 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).# # #last_img read more

Jason Day narrowly misses a 59 as he takes charge of BMW Championship

first_imgJason Day missed out on becoming only the seventh player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59 when he completed his first round at the BMW Championship in Chicago on Friday. Press Association The US PGA champion from Australia needed to hole out from 44 yards for eagle at the ninth, his final hole, at Conway Farms but pitched to nine feet before missing a birdie putt to sign for a 61. The 27-year-old still holds a four-shot lead over Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth, who also completed his opening round on Friday after Thursday’s play was disrupted by inclement weather. Spieth shared second place on 65 with fellow American Daniel Berger. last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Busco

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Busco! At Adopt-A-Pet, volunteers call him a charmer.  Just look at those soulful eyes!  We are especially proud of his improving leash manners and social skills.  Busco adores people, yard play, and walks.  He would do best in an active family who has Bully Breed experience, with no cats or other dogs where he can be provided loving leadership, a fenced yard, and regular exercise.Busco is looking for an active family who enjoys giving belly rubs. Photo courtesy: Adopt-A-PetToday, while the weather was nice, he rolled around on his back and multi-tasked the following skills:  back scratches, leg kicks, opposing stretches, all-at-once acceptance of belly rubs, and enjoyed the sunshine.  Because Busco is a solid 73-pounder, children in his forever family should be older (12-years-old and up) and dog-savvy.  Busco is an excellent companion dog and is eager to learn new skills.  If you would like to meet Busco, please contact the Adopt-A-Pet Adoption staff.  Emails are preferred.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more