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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

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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Mobile App Development (DEG)
Total Credits Required
60-64
Notes

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.

Program requirements for CCL 5193 Mobile App Development and CCL 5914N iOS Application Development may be taken in the AAS 3099 Mobile App Development. An additional CCL within mobile apps may also be earned based on course selection.

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.

This program replaces: AAS/3139 Mobile Apps Programming

What You'll Learn
  • Design and develop a complex user interface that utilizes professional UI/UX principles. (CIS133DA, CIS120DF, CIS159, CIS162AD, CIS165, CIS165DA, CIS165DB, CIS165DC, CIS265, CIS265DA)
  • Design and develop complex applications that meet the client's needs utilizing the appropriate controls for the appropriate platform. (CIS105, CIS133AA, CIS133DA, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162AD, CIS163AA, CIS165, CIS165DA, CIS165DB, CIS165DC, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS225, CIS233DA, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265, CIS265DA, CIS276DA, CIS276DB)
  • Develop effective, efficient, tested code that meets complex specifications. (CIS105, CIS133AA, CIS133DA, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162AD, CIS163AA, CIS165, CIS165DA, CIS165DB, CIS165DC, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, CIS263AA, CIS262AD, CIS265, CIS265DA, CIS276DA, CIS276DB)
  • Analyze complex problems using critical thinking skills and design program solutions. (CIS105, CIS133AA, CIS133DA, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162AD, CIS163AA, CIS165, CIS165DA, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS225, CIS233DA, CIS263AA, CIS262AD, CIS265, CIS265DA, CIS276DA, CIS276DB, (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [MA], [SB], [SG, [SQ])
  • Research and evaluate professional resources to effectively apply them to a complex problem. (CIS133AA, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162AD, CIS163AA, CIS165, CIS165DA, CIS165DB, CIS165DC, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS225, CIS263AA, CIS262AD, CIS265, CIS265DA, CIS276DA, CIS276DB, (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Communicate in varied settings, both orally and in writing, in a culturally responsive manner to function well in a diverse and collaborative team environment. (CIS225, CIS233DA, CIS263AA, CIS262AD, CIS265, CIS265DA, CIS276DA, CIS276DB, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior. (CIS133AA, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS225, CIS233DA, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265, CIS265DA, CIS276DA, CIS276DB, (COM), [HU], [SB])
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:24-27
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Program Director, Department or Division Chair (0)0-3
 
CIS120DFIntroduction to Adobe Photoshop3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals3
 
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
 
CIS162ADC#: Level I3
CIS165Introduction to IOS Application Development3
CIS165DAIntroduction to Android Application Development3
 
CIS165DBC#/VB.NET: Windows 8 App Development (3) OR
CIS165DCXamarin/C# Cross Platform Development (3)3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:9
Students must select one additional course from the following. Course may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas.
CIS156Python Programming: Level I3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I3
CIS166AAIntroduction to JavaScript3
CIS166AEWeb Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)3
 
Students must select two additional courses from the following. Courses may not apply to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas.
CIS225Business Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
CIS262ADC# Level II3
CIS265Advanced iOS Application Development3
CIS265DAAdvanced Android Application Development3
CIS276DAMySQL Database3
CIS276DBSQL Server Database3
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-5
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Consult with the Program Director or an Academic Advisor.
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area.3-6
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.

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