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Software Development Engineer

Our intensive software developer training and placement program prepares students to confidently enter the workforce in an entry level role as a software developer or engineer.

You’ll master the sought-after skills employers are actively looking for, from developing code to architecting software solutions.

Get the end-to-end training, support and job placement resources you need to kickstart a successful career.

TLG Career Results For Software Development Engineers

Statistics 1/1/2020 – 4/30/2022

95% Graduation Rate

$93,000 Average Entry Level Pay

98% Placed within 60 days of graduation


 18 Intensive Weeks (630 hours)
 Mon-Fri 7:30am – 3:30pm Pacific Time
 In-Class or Remote

The Software Development Engineer career program provides students with hands-on opportunities to learn and practice software development skills in real-world scenarios. Course exercises include:

  • Defining a project
  • Creating user stories
  • Architecting a solution
  • Writing unit tests
  • Developing code
  • Defining build and deployment pipelines
  • Deploying tested, working code to “test” and “production” environments

Software Developer Training Program Overview


Customized Programming Fundamentals and Intermediate (C# or Java)

Develop a solid foundation, advancing to an intermediate level of coding and learn to build software efficiently with Object-oriented programming in Java.

Software Development Engineer Program


Customized Java Script, Browser API’s, HTML5, CSS3

Learn fundamental Web Development skills including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while honing independent and team learning skills through research and problem solving.


Customized Intro to Cloud Computing

Learn fundamentals AWS concepts of compute, database, storage, networking, monitoring, and security. Learn how to interact with AWS services to build web solutions.



Learn the fundamentals of Python and Object-oriented programming.


Practical Application of Skills

  • Version control, branching and application lifecycle management
  • Unit testing, architecting for testability and manual testing
  • Automated build and deployment pipelines
  • Project delivery through test and into production


Certification Exam

Veterans: Please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for certification exam reimbursement. Exams are not included in your tuition cost. Exams may take more than one attempt for certifications.

Certificate Achieved at Successful Completion

MCP: Programming in C# (Exam 70-483)
MCP: Programming in C# (Exam 70-483)


Java SE 8 Programmer I (Exam 1Z0-808)
Java SE 8 Programmer I (Exam 1Z0-808)

Job Placement Services Start a Career in one of the
fastest-growing areas of the economy.

IT careers are one of the fastest-growing areas of the economy and career prospects are excellent. TLG’s programs are delivered in partnership with the WTIA, local hiring employers, and government agencies.

Our Programs Include

  • Career-oriented Social Media
  • LinkedIn optimization
  • Resume and Cover Letter writing tools
  • Interview methods and tools
  • Personal narrative building
  • Ongoing, weekly group sessions on career development strategies

Once you graduate, you can expect

  • One-to-one weekly career planning and coaching until placement
  • One-to-one interview preparation and feedback session, as needed
  • Personal introductions to TLG Learning’s partner employers
  • Introduction to Apprenti for any upcoming apprenticeships

Our long-term partnerships with major IT companies
 provide opportunities for placement at the successful completion of the  training program. Recent IT program graduates moved into their apprenticeships or direct IT jobs with companies like:


Questions about a career in the IT field?

Many thanks to the entire team at TLG

Many thanks to the entire team at TLG Learning for their help and guidance during the search and for providing the opportunity to learn during this apprenticeship training. Kudos to all of the instructors and my cohort colleagues. I promise to use all that I’ve learned and continue growing!

Kelson Smith
Army Veteran, IT Pre-apprentice Software Development Engineer Program

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