Mobile Application Developer, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

This course series prepares students for a career in mobile application development.  Learn how 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 objectives

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 comprehesive 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.

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

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE 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. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

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

(may vary)

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs **

T-=Tuition

F=Fees

PCP 755

Shared with credit class CSIT 166

Introduction to Mobile Application Development 50 None

$729
T-$219/F-$510

PCP 758

Shared with credit class CSIT 267

iOS Application Development 50 TBD

$729
T-$219/F-$510

PCP 756

Shared with credit class CSIT 268

Android Application Development

 

50 TBD

$729
T-$219/F-$510

PCP 757

Shared with credit class CSIT 269

Mobile Application Security 50 TBD

$729
T-$219/F-$510

Course Series Totals: 200  

$2916
T-$876/F-$2040

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

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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