QA Software Testing

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QA Software Testing Program

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Midwestern Career College’s 16-week QA Software Testing program is designed to introduce students to the software development life cycle (SDLC) with a focus in software testing concepts. Students will experience concepts such as 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.

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Those interested in starting or furthering a career in software quality assurance will excel in this program.

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Program Length: 16 Weeks

QA Software Testing Definition

Quality Assurance in Software Testing is defined as a procedure to ensure the quality of software products or services provided to the customers by an organization. Quality assurance focuses on improving the software development process and making it efficient and effective as per the quality standards defined for software products. Quality Assurance is popularly known as QA Testing.

Program Objectives

The mission of the QA Software Testing program is to provide career-focused education in entry-level Software QA. Students will be introduced to 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.

Upon completion of MCC’s QA Software Testing program, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend quantitative, technical, practical methods that software engineers and developers can use to test their software
  • Understand testing techniques and criteria for all phases of software development – unit (developer) testing, integration testing and system testing
  • Gain theoretical and practical knowledge of how to apply test criteria to improve the quality of software
  • Determine the work products such as requirements, design and user stories
  • Write and execute a software test plan
  • Learn core software quality assurance automation concepts.
  • Develop automated test cases for web apps using Selenium/WebDriver and /or Python

Program Length: 16 weeks

Semester Credit Hours: 9

Clock Hours: 180

Admission requirements: Potential students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.


*This program has not yet been approved by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and is not yet eligible for Title IV Financial Aid. The program has been submitted for approval.

Career Outlook

According to, demand for Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers is expected to go up, with an expected 53,690 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.67 percent over the next few years.

Note: this program is not approved for Title IV Financial Aid

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203 N. LaSalle St.
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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