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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in the Foundations of Mobile App Development prepares students for employment in entry-level coding, programming, and software development positions with foundational experience in a variety of platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows and web app development. 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.
Important information you’ll need when applying for admission:
- Field of Interest
- Computer and Information Technology
- Academic Plan
- Foundations of Mobile App Development (CER)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
- Effective Term
- Fall 2021
- Program 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.
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
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Design and develop a user interface that utilizes professional UI/UX principles.
- Design and develop applications that meet the client's needs utilizing the appropriate controls for the appropriate platform.
- Develop effective, efficient, tested code that meets specifications.
- Analyze problems using critical thinking skills and design program solutions.
- Research and evaluate professional resources to effectively apply them to a problem.
- Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior.
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.
Applications Software Developers
- Computer Programmers
- Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
- Web Developers
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.
Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||Critical course Or permission of Program Director, Department or Division Chair||CS||0–3|
|CIS120DF||Introduction to Adobe Photoshop||3|
|CIS162AD||C#: Level I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||Gateway course CIS105 must be taken prior to this course or waived or co-requisited by permission of instructor||CS||3|
|CIS165DA||Introduction to Android Application Development||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS150++, or CIS156, or CIS159, or CIS162++, or CIS163AA, or permission of Instructor.||Critical course||3|
|CIS165||Introduction to IOS Application Development||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS150++, or CIS156, or CIS159, or CIS162++, or CIS163AA, or permission of Instructor.||Critical course||3|
|C#/VB.NET: Windows 8 App Development or Xamarin/C# Cross-Platform Development||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS159 or CIS162AD or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS162AD, or permission of Instructor.||Critical course||3|
|CIS133DA||Internet/Web Development Level I||3|
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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.
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.
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 Foundations of Mobile App Development (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=165390).
Previous Catalog Years
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.