• CIS: Mobile Apps Developer Certificate Curriculum

  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Student completing this advanced certificate will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the development of iOS Mobile Apps suitable for sale in the Apple iTunes Store. Using college level curriculum, software, and material much of which is provided at no cost by Apple Corp, training in this program includes instructions in basic User Interface (UI) development, User Experience (UX) considerations, and programming skills appropriate for an entry-level career as an Apple Mobile Apps developer.

    Mobile apps careers are a new and dynamically expanding opportunity. Current estimations are that by the early 2020s Mobile Apps will be a $3 Trillion market in business needs alone. Additionally, the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is projecting over 30 billion devices worldwide with smart phone user interfaces required.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Design and develop basic mobile apps suitable for an Apple iOS environment
    • Understand how to submit an app into the Apple iTunes store
    • Compare and contrast basic solutions for web page vs mobile app needs
    • Differentiate various User Experience (UX) designs and propose an appropriate design for a specific need
    • Demonstrate competency in basic programming languages such as Swift, JavaScript, JSON, and Python.
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CIS195 Web Development 3
    CIS122 Computer Concepts III 4
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CIS197CSP Web Authoring: JavaScript 3
    ISTM235MA Mobile Apps I: Beginner 3
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ISTM235MB Mobile Apps II: Intermediate 3
    Total Credits 16

    The program, Mobile Apps Developer, is not financial aid eligible. However, the related degree program, Computer Information Systems: Web Management and Mobile Apps Developer is aid eligible.