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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mobile Development Technology - Android Operating Platform

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The Mobile Development Technology Certificate is designed to provide individuals, with no prior computer programming experience, an entry-point into the field of independent mobile application development. This certificate covers the basic fundamentals of developing applications to run on mobile devices. Upon completion, a student will also be able to distribute and market mobile apps using current business strategies for the mobile environment.

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Locations: Ankeny, Urban

Students may start any semester

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Mobile Development Technology-Android Operating Platform Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 2

Required Courses

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 27

The majority of these credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Business Information Systems.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 325 450

Approximate total for program: $4,636*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

• Analyze problems and design solutions.
• Write instructions for mobile devices and people.
• Make quick and accurate judgments.
• Edit and correct data from programs.
• Interpret results of programs to users.
• Assess and identify users’ needs.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

• Meet deadlines, handle pressure and work without supervision.
• Concentrate for long periods of time.
• Communicate with technical and non-technical staff.
• Analyze and diagnose problems.
• Understand highly technical manuals and information.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

• You will have a skilled trade.
• Work is usually done in modern office setting or remotely from a home office.
• Work is exacting.
• You may want to consider taking additional course in programming and databases.

What are the salary expectations?

Programming/Database: The median annual wage for computer programmers was $74,280 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $42,850, and the top 10 percent earned more than $117,890. Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Most programmers specialize in a few programming languages. Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access. Database administrators usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer- related subject. Before becoming an administrator, these workers typically get work experience in a related field. Salary Information Source: U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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