QA Software Testing

Midwestern Career College’s QA Software Testing program is designed to introduce students to the software development life-cycle (SDLC) with a focus in software testing concepts including software quality factors, how software quality is determined, rationale for testing software, defect hunting, the multiple roles of a QA tester, scope of testing and types of testing. In addition, the course provides learners with a complete know-how of software automation testing technologies such as Selenium Web Driver, TestNG, Maven, AutoIT, Selenium Grid, Appium, Docker, testing frameworks and types of testing—accessibility, functional, security, performance, visual; and test-driven development; test case management (TCM) tools; and automating tests for web applications.

*This program has not yet been approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) or the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and is not yet eligible for Title IV Financial Aid.

Program Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  1. Comprehend quantitative, technical, practical methods that software engineers and developers can use to test their software.
  2. Understand testing techniques and criteria for all phases of software development – unit (developer) testing, integration testing and system testing.
  3. Gain theoretical and practical knowledge of how to apply test criteria to improve the quality of software
  4. Determine the work products such as requirements, design and user stories
  5. Write and execute a software test plan
  6. Learn core software quality assurance automation concepts.
  7. Develop automated test cases for web apps using Selenium/WebDriver and /or Python
Program Length: 16 weeks
Semester Credit Hours: 9
Clock Hours: 180
Format: Face-to-face and Online
Campus: LaSalle/Naperville/ Evergreen Park
Admissions requirements:
Potential students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Admissions Contact Info


203 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1



Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.



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