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Mobile Application Developer

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Program Description

This course series prepares students for a career in mobile application development.  Learn how to create applications for Android, iOS, WinPhone and PhoneGap using specialized development environments. Develop applications for iOS platform and work through the progression of skills development from installing developer tools, registering devices with Apple, and submitting an application to the App Store.  Develop applications for the Android platform utilizing the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), Android Virtual Device (AVD) and Eclipse to create mobile applications. Develop applications that include comprehensive, up-to-date best practices that strengthens code security, will resist attack and prevent information loss throughout the entire development lifecycle.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  1. design, build, test, and deploy applications for multiple mobile platforms using specialized development environments,
  2. ​use comprehensive up-to-date best practices for writing mobile applications that resist attack and will not leak information, and
  3. prepare for a career in mobile application development.

CCBC Pathway

Technology and Engineering Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential:        

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Program Length

12 to 18 months 

Courses start in August, and January at CCBC Catonsville, and CCBC Essex.  Course schedules vary each semester and courses may be offered face-to-face, online or hybrid (a combination of the two).

Program Requirements

​High School Diploma or GED. Students must be computer literate, have strong computer skills, prior programming classes or background and have access to the Internet to complete assignments. 

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum. Maximum number of program hours that may be earned from prior learning: 150

Program Course Sequence

Excellent attendance is required.

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Shared with credit class CSIT 166

Introduction to Mobile Application Development 50 Mobile App Development for IOS and Android.  $82.20



Shared with credit class CSIT 267

iOS Application Development 50 Digital Material included in course.



Shared with credit class CSIT 268

Android Application Development

50 Mobile App Develop with Android. $52.20



Shared with credit class CSIT 269

Mobile Application Security 50 Digital Material included in course.


Course Series Totals: 200 $135


Additional Information

Skills for Success:
​Successful candidates must be self-motivated and independent learners, detail-oriented, have strong analytical skills, the ability to take direction, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Career Opportunities:​
Students qualify for Mobile Application Developers and related positions such as: iPhone Application Developer, iPad Application Developer, Android Application Developer, and Java Application Developer.

Career Coach

Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at https://youtu.be/C7KpznbPYfA.  Explore career and training opportunities at https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.

Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Steve Ricketts |sricketts@ccbcmd.edu| 443-840-4442 | Catonsville | BESS | 100 L

Administrative Assistant:  Danielle Bennett | dbennett@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville| BESS | 100

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