Degree Information

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Complete a two-year Associates Degree in Mobile Design and Development, or enhance your current skills with a certificate in Android or iOS Development. There is a strong demand for employees who can create mobile applications, and that demand should continue to grow.

Mobile Design and Development

AAS in Mobile Design and Development: The Mobile Design and Development Program is designed to train students to design and develop mobile applications. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of core design principles and key development strategies, including developing for both the Android and iOS (Apple) mobile devices. Students also gain a basic understanding of database technology used for providing data for apps.

The program trains individuals to become mobile developers. Students learn design theory as well as gain experience in programming for multiple mobile platforms. The training is geared toward students with no experience but is an excellent opportunity for people changing careers or who wish to take individual courses to stay current in their existing jobs.

The primary purpose of an Associate in Applied Science degree is to prepare students for employment. The AAS degree is not designed specifically for transfer; however, there are opportunities to apply some coursework or the whole degree to a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, see an academic advisor and the department chair.

Certificates

Android Certificate: This certificate is part of the larger degree, and may be obtained by students who are pursuing the degree as an intermediate certification to allow them to start work programming Android apps. This certificate would also be valuable for experienced programmers or web developers who wish to expand into Android Development.

iOS Certificate: This certificate is part of the larger degree, and may be obtained by students who are pursuing the degree as an intermediate certification to allow them to start work programming iOS apps. This certificate would also be valuable for experienced programmers or web developers who wish to expand into iOS Development.

Programming Fundamentals: This certificate is intended for students pursuing a general transfer degree to get foundational skills in programming and database management with the goal of being ready to complete a four-year programming degree.