Mobile Application Development Proficiency Certificate


In 2019, 81% of Americans owned smartphones. With the number of people who rely primarily on mobile internet access trending upwards and 5G growing steadily on the horizon, the demand for mobile web development skills has yet to reach its peak.

That is why the Mobile App Development PC certificate program aims to efficiently prepare students to begin careers as native application developers for Android and iOS operating systems. But you don't have to be a Computer Science major or an experienced programmer to enroll; this course sequence includes classes in programming fundamentals as prerequisites to those which teach languages specific to the Android and iOS platforms.

This program teaches students how to design and create a mobile application from beginning to end. Learning how to use application programming interfaces (APIs), you will create apps that interact with mobile device hardware and sensors.  Skills like interface design, form creation and data capturing from user interfaces will teach you to master the coding and creative thinking that are essential in generating high quality application content.  In courses near the end of this sequence students create their own applications for phones and tablets using these concepts.

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Web developer - est. salary $76,339
Software developers - est. salary $116,550
Computer programmer - est. salary $91,021
Web administrators - est. salary $92,275

**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Mobile Application Development Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
CIS 114 - JavaScript I 4 credits CIS 114 is a prerequisite for CIS 200 and CIS 211 Major Course
CIS 200: Apple App Development I 4 credits CIS 200 is a prerequisite for CIS 211 Major Course
CIS 211 - Android App Development I 4 credits CIS 211 is a prerequisite for CIS 212 Major Course
CIS 201 - Apple App Development II 4 credits   Major Course
CIS 212 - Android App Development II 4 credits   Major Course 

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

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