CCBC gets MHEC approval for Mobile Applications Developers Certificate

Aug 05, 2015 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

Baltimore County, MD – The School of Applied and Information Technology (SAIT) at the Community College of Baltimore County has gained approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer a stand-alone Mobile Applications Developers Certificate.

The new 16-credit Mobile Applications Developers Certificate option consists of four, 4-credit courses:
  • CSIT 166 Introduction to Mobile Applications
  • CSIT 267 iOS Application Development
  • CSIT 268 Android Application Development
  • CSIT 269 Introduction to Secure Mobile Application Development

Prerequisites include: CSIT 111 Logic and OO Design (3 credits) and CSIT 210 Introduction to Programming (4 credits) as well as ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082. While currently this option is only offered on the Catonsville campus, this fall, CCBC Essex will be offering CSIT 166 (Introduction to Mobile Applications for the first time.

According to Interim Computer Science/Internet Technology Department Chair, Susan Maggio, “CCBC has offered classes in mobile APPs as an option in our Computer Science Degree program for several years. We wanted to offer the Certificate so that those who already have a degree in the field could concentrate on applications development as well as for our high school students who take the prerequisites in high school and want to specialize in that area.” Associate Professor Darlene Cross, who developed this APP option program, concurs. “We have seen an expanded interest in APPs development by our students and alumni as well as excellent career opportunities in this field locally and nationally. CCBC was the first community college to hold a regional JAVA competition for high school students and community college students who want to hone their skills.”

For more information about this Certificate program, contact Susan Maggio at 443-840-4083 or via email at

For Information on the Computer Science/Internet Technology degree programs, visit and put “CSIT” in the search box.


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