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Android App Development

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Android App Development prepares students for employment in entry-level coding, programming, and software development positions with an emphasis on Android mobile apps. This CCL will help prepare students to take the Associate Android Developer industry certification. Courses in this certificate can apply toward the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Mobile App Development and Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Mobile App Development, and Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Native Mobile App Development.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Android App Development (CER)
Total Credits Required

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Students should consult with a Department Advisor in arranging their schedules.
Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

What You'll Learn
  • Design and develop a user interface that utilizes professional UI/UX principles. (CIS165DA)
  • Design and develop applications that meet the client's needs utilizing the appropriate controls for the appropriate platform. (CIS105, CIS150, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162AD, CIS163AA, CIS165DA, CIS265DA)
  • Develop effective, efficient, tested code that meets specifications. (CIS105, CIS150, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162AD, CIS163AA, CIS165DA, CIS265DA)
  • Analyze problems using critical thinking skills and design program solutions. (CIS105, CIS150, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162AD, CIS163AA, CIS165DA, CIS265DA)
  • Research and evaluate professional resources to effectively apply them to a problem. (CIS162AD, CIS165DA, CIS265DA)
  • Communicate in varied settings, both orally and in writing, in a culturally responsive manner to function well in a diverse and collaborative team environment. (CIS265DA)
  • Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior. (CIS265DA)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Program Director, Department or Division Chair (0)0-3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (3) OR
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
CIS162ADC# Level I (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
CIS150or CIS150AB recommended for students with no programming experience or who plan to complete the AAS 3099 or CCL 5193 in Mobile App Development.
CIS165DAIntroduction to Android Application Development3
CIS265DAAdvanced Android Application Development3

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