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Mobile App Development

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Mobile App Development provides students with the design and programming skills necessary for entry-level coding, programming, and software development positions with an emphasis on mobile apps. Students will be prepared for transfer to selected BAS programs. Students will be prepared to take the App Developer with Swift Certification Level 1, Microsoft C# Software Essentials, and Associate Android Developer certifications. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in iOS Application Development, Android Application Development, Windows Application Development, Web App Development, Native Mobile App Development, Cross-Platform App Development, Foundations of Mobile App Development and Mobile App Development are also available.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3099
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2020-2021

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Design and develop a complex user interface that utilizes professional UI/UX principles.
  2. Design and develop complex applications that meet the client's needs utilizing the appropriate controls for the appropriate platform.
  3. Develop effective, efficient, tested code that meets complex specifications.
  4. Analyze complex problems using critical thinking skills and design program solutions.
  5. Research and evaluate professional resources to effectively apply them to a complex problem.
  6. Communicate in varied settings, both orally and in writing, in a culturally responsive manner to function well in a diverse and collaborative team environment.
  7. Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior.
Admission Criteria

None

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics Critical course Or higher level mathematics course in the [MA] area MA 3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course Gateway course CS 0–3
CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
CIS162AD C#: Level I CS 3
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS163AA
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Java Programming: Level I CS 3
CIS165 Introduction to IOS Application Development 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
CIS165DA Introduction to Android Application Development 3
CIS165DB or
CIS165DC
C#/VB.NET: Windows 8 App Development or Xamarin/C# Cross-Platform Development 3
RE Restricted Elective Choose one additional restricted elective from list #1. 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or
SG
Natural Sciences Quantitative or Natural Sciences General SQ or SG 4
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
CIS120DF Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 3
RE Restricted Elective Choose one additional restricted elective from list #2. 3
RE Restricted Elective Choose one additional restricted elective from list #2. 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course Gateway course CS 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT14+ College Mathematics Critical course Or higher level mathematics course in the [MA] area MA 3–6
CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
CIS162AD C#: Level I CS 3
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS163AA
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Java Programming: Level I CS 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
RE Restricted Elective Choose one additional restricted elective from list #1. 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
CIS165 Introduction to IOS Application Development 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or
SG
Natural Sciences Quantitative or Natural Sciences General SQ or SG 4
CIS165DA Introduction to Android Application Development 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
CIS165DB or
CIS165DC
C#/VB.NET: Windows 8 App Development or Xamarin/C# Cross-Platform Development 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS120DF Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 3
RE Restricted Elective Choose one additional restricted elective from list #2. 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective Choose one additional restricted elective from list #2. 3

Restricted Electives

Restricted Elective List #1

Students must select one additional course from the following. Course may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas.

CIS156 Python Programming: Level I  (Open source language focus selection)

CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I  (Windows app development focus selection; does not apply to Window App Development CCL 5833N)

CIS166AA Introduction to JavaScripting  (Recommended selection for Web App Development CCL 5835N and/or Cross-Platform App Development CCL 5067)

CIS166AE Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)  (Web app development focus selection; does not apply to Web App Development CCL 5835N)

 

Restricted Elective List #2
Students must select two additional courses from the following. Courses may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas

CIS225 Business Systems Analysis and Design (Program and app design focus selection)

CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II (Recommended selection for Web App Development CCL 5835N and/or Cross-Platform App Development CCL 5067)

CIS262AD C# Level II  (Recommended selection for Cross-Platform App Development CCL 5067)

CIS265 Advanced iOS Application Development  (Recommended selection for iOS App Development 5914N and/or Native App Development CCL 5063)

CIS265DA Advanced Android Application Development (Recommended selection for Android App Development CCL 5834N or Native App Development CCL 5063)

CIS276DA MySQL Database  (Server-based focus selection)

CIS276DB SQL Server Database  (Server-based focus selection)

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Mobile App Development (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=145347).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.