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Mobile Application Development Professional Award
Specialization

Mobile Application Development

Empowering palm-size innovation

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award Description

   
“Everybody has a mobile app in their pocket and every company is looking for people to develop theirs. If your objective is to get a job, you can take the entry-level course and start applying."
   
— Hemil Patel, M.S.E.E., Principal Software Engineer and Mobile App Development Instructor
   

   

Push to your creative edge

Our Specialization in Mobile Application Development focuses your development expertise in one of the fastest growing fields in technology. Learn to develop iPad, iPhone, and Android applications, and create an engaging interface design. A professional specialization recognizes your experience in this growing industry.

Mobile Application Development program objectives

  • Demonstrate proficiency with design concepts, theory, and principles relating to the design process and software tools of mobile application designs.
  • Apply critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to a variety of web and mobile app design and production cases.
  • Create a professional quality mobile application with cloud backend services that is in line with the fundamentals of mobile cybersecurity guidelines.

Program Overview

Estimated Cost: $2,650 (You pay only for courses you enroll in.)
Program Requirements: Total Required: 3 courses/9 units. Take 2 required courses and choose 1 elective.
Minimum Hours of Instruction:
Estimated Duration: A student can complete this specialization in 6–9 months.
Special Programs:
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Courses

1. Required Course(s):

Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

07-06-2024 to 09-07-2024
$850.00
CMPR.X422.(10)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

05-03-2024 to 07-05-2024
$750.00
CMPR.X421.(18)
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06-17-2024 to 08-19-2024
$750.00
CMPR.X421.(19)
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2. Electives: (Choose One)

Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

07-20-2024 to 08-24-2024
$950.00
UEWD.X412.(12)
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3. Completion Review:

Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

Meet Our Instructors

Eric Dorf
Senior UX Designer, Google
Hemil N Patel
Principal Engineer, CDK Global

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Speak to a student services representative.

Call (408) 861-3860

Envelope extension@ucsc.edu

Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education. Prerequisite language courses cannot be counted toward the specialization.

Establish Candidacy

Who should establish candidacy?

  • People who are pursuing a certificate (and have enrolled in a course in the program).
  • People who want to lock in the current requirements of a certificate or specialization.
4 Simple Steps to a Certificate or Specialization
  1. Complete a course in your selected program.
  2. Establish candidacy. Click on the Establish Candidacy button on your program page.
  3. Take all required courses for certificate completion.
  4. Once your grades are posted on your final course, enroll in the certificate review fee.
A Benefit of Establishing Candidacy

Program requirements may change. Once you commit to a program by establish your candidacy, you will not have to change your plans to meet new requirements. They are locked in for you. Timeline: 4 years to get it done (or 3 for a specialization) You must complete all the necessary units in a certificate within a four-year window. The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2023, you would have to finish by Sept. 4, 2027.

Note: Establishing candidacy does not trigger the beginning of the four-year window. It begins the first day of the first course in your chosen certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the four-year timeframe.

Exceptions to the four-year requirement
  • If you Established candidacy prior to Jan. 1, 2024, you will have five years to complete a program.
  • Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, or our curriculum partner programs, such as the Legal Studies courses (CLS by Barbri) and sales and business courses (Ziplines Education) have shorter completion requirements.

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