• Mobile Applications (Apps) Software Development
    Certificate (787)

    Allegheny, Boyce, North, South

    This program provides students with specific technical skills in the area of mobile applications (apps) software development.  The program addresses individuals with a technical orientation, as well as college graduates from other fields, interested in a career in mobile apps software development.  This certificate program will provide students with the specific technical competencies for employment in various areas in the information technology field, including mobile apps software developers, mobile apps software programmers, software development consultants, as well as UI (User Interface) software developers.

    Students obtain a foundation in object-oriented computer programming, as well as knowledge and technical skills in mobile operating systems development, including Android and iOS. 

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Implement troubleshooting strategies and techniques in correcting a variety of information technology design issues and problems.
    2. Apply various software development tools to create graphical user interfaces,  websites and mobile apps.
    3. Design websites to display on various mobile devices and screens.
    4. Develop the necessary technical and problem solving skills in creating apps for mobile devices by implementing Android and iOS operating system frameworks and object-oriented programming languages.
    5. Acquire the necessary technical skills to work with data from a variety of sources, including databases and web services.
    6. Develop the necessary technical skills in publishing apps.

    Prerequisites to the certificate program: Students are assumed to have taken CIT-111 Introduction to Programming:Java and CIT-115: Introduction to Information Technology or demonstrate equivalent experience or knowledge prior to starting this certificate program.

    Students must also have access to computer systems running the Android operating system, as well as the iOS operating system.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-116 Mobile Apps Visual Development3
    CIT-125Web Development3
    CIT-130Object-Oriented Programming 1: Java4
    Total Credits: 10

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-135Mobile Apps Programming 13
    CIT-244Object-Oriented Programming 2: Java4
    Total Credits: 7

    Third Semester

    CIT-267 must be taken in the last semester.
    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-265Mobile Apps Programming 24
    CIT-266Mobile Apps Programming using iOS4
    CIT-267Mobile Apps Software Development Capstone3
    Total Credits: 11
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 28