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Mobile App Development

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

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5193
Total Credits Required
33-36
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

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.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

$99,330

Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers

$63,470

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below:
  • Computer Programmers
* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
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.

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
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course OR Permission of Program Director, Department, or Division Chair CS 0–3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
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
CIS162AD C#: Level I CS 3
CIS120DF Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 3
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS166AA or
CIS166AE
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Introduction to Javascript or Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) Course may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas. 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS225 or
CIS233DA or
CIS262AD or
CIS265 or
CIS265DA or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Business Systems Analysis and Design or Internet/Web Development Level II or C# Level II or Advanced iOS Application Development or CIS265DA or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database Course may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas. 3
CIS225 or
CIS233DA or
CIS262AD or
CIS265 or
CIS265DA or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Business Systems Analysis and Design or Internet/Web Development Level II or C# Level II or Advanced iOS Application Development or CIS265DA or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database Course may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas. 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

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
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course OR Permission of Program Director, Department, or Division Chair CS 0–3
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
CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS163AA
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Java Programming: Level I CS 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS120DF Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 3
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS166AA or
CIS166AE
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Introduction to Javascript or Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) Course may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas. 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS165 Introduction to IOS Application Development 3
CIS162AD C#: 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
CIS225 or
CIS233DA or
CIS262AD or
CIS265 or
CIS265DA or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Business Systems Analysis and Design or Internet/Web Development Level II or C# Level II or Advanced iOS Application Development or CIS265DA or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database Course may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas. 3
CIS165DA Introduction to Android Application Development 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS225 or
CIS233DA or
CIS262AD or
CIS265 or
CIS265DA or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Business Systems Analysis and Design or Internet/Web Development Level II or C# Level II or Advanced iOS Application Development or CIS265DA or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database Course may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas. 3
CIS165DB or
CIS165DC
C#/VB.NET: Windows 8 App Development or Xamarin/C# Cross-Platform Development 3
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 Certificate of Completion in Mobile App Development (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=145340).

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.