Certificate of Completion in Android App Development

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Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology

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.

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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Android App Development (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5834N
Total Credits Required
9-12
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Program Notes

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

What You’ll Learn

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

  1. Design and develop a user interface that utilizes professional UI/UX principles.
  2. Design and develop applications that meet the client's needs utilizing the appropriate controls for the appropriate platform.
  3. Develop effective, efficient, tested code that meets specifications.
  4. Analyze problems using critical thinking skills and design program solutions.
  5. Research and evaluate professional resources to effectively apply them to a 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 Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. 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. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

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, with links to salary information for the United States as a whole (if available):
  • Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
  • Web Developers
* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 CIS105 must be taken prior to this course or waived or co-requisited by permission of instructor. CS 3
CIS150 or
CIS150AB or
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS162AD or
CIS163AA
Programming Fundamentals or Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals or Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or C#: Level I or Java Programming: Level I CIS150 or CIS150AB programming language recommended for students with no programming experience OR who plan to complete the AAS or CCL in Mobile App Development. CS 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS165DA Introduction to Android Application Development 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
CIS265DA

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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.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

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 academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Android App Development (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=145049).