Mobile App Development Certificate | Cascadia College

Mobile App Development



Area of Interest:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Program Length:

90 College-level Credits


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Coursework may be completed through a combination of in-person (web enhanced), hybrid and online modes, though not every course is offered in the same modality each quarter. Specific courses may be offered at certain times of the year. Consult the current Class Schedule.


Many courses at Cascadia College have placement prerequisites for reading, writing and math ability. The courses that you will place into determine how you progress through your pathway and how long your degree will take. There are a variety of ways to find your English and Math placement level.

Math Notes:

Completion of any college-level math course requiring Algebra (MATH 085) as a prerequisite is required for admissions to the BAS Mobile Application Development Program.

Mobile Application Developement:

In order to pursue this certificate, students must first be accepted into the Mobile App Development - Bachelors of Applied Science program.


If you have any questions about this pathway, contact: Erika Miller (

Planning Your Courses: 

Dedicated Academic Advisor: Students in the Web Application Programming Technology Program have access to a dedicated IT academic advisor. Your advisor will help you develop the skills to make academic and career pathway decisions. Through advising, your advisor will support you to make connections between academic interests, long term goals, and career opportunities. The IT advisor will assist with education planning, internship and career planning, and graduation processes.

The Annual Course Planning Guide shows Cascadia’s tentative plan for classes and the quarters in which they are offered. It is intended for planning purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of class offerings. Actual quarterly sections may be changed, added, or removed. Students should use the Searchable Quarterly Class Schedule to see up to date class offerings.


0-30 credits

  • ART 110 2-Dimensional Drawing OR IT-CS 265 Structures and Algorithms 
  • IT-MOB 300 Get-Set Mobile Development (pre-fall orientation course)    
  • ENGL& 235 Technical Writing   
  • HUMAN 330 Design Research Methodologies 
  • SOC 440 Society and Ethics in the Digital Age 
  • Choose two Natural Sciences designated courses. One must include a lab.

30-60 credits

  • IT-MOB 271 Mobile User Interface Design  
  • IT-CS 340 Lifecycle Management 
  • IT-CS 350 Software Design Patterns and Techniques 
  • IT-MOB 371 Android App Development I 
  • IT-MOB 372 Android App Development II 
  • IT 375 Database Programming 
  • IT-MOB 381 iOS Application Development I 
  • IT-MOB 382 iOS Application Development II

60-90 credits

  • IT 465 REST API Development 
  • IT-MOB 470 Mobile Backend Services 
  • IT-MOB 480 Current Trends in Mobile Ecosystem 
  • IT 490 Capstone Project 
  • IT 495 Career Development and Networking  
  • Internship Project: IT 396/496 or IT 397/497 (1-5 credits) – work-based learning credit is arranged with faculty and advisor

Transfer Opportunities: 

Bachelor of Applied Science – (Mobile App Development)

Cascadia’s program will launch you into the fastest growing industry in the state. You’ll learn the skills necessary to land jobs such as application developers, front end developers, and software developers, where the median entry-level salary is $69,000. Cascadia offers the only BAS degree in the state with a focus on mobile application development. 

Program Highlights:

Our program will provide you a strong foundation in the following competencies:

  • Full Stack Development 
  • iOS and Android Development 
  • Portfolio Development for Potential Employers 

Local Transfer Opportunities:

Cascadia College, Professional and Technical Programs

What is an AAS-T Degree?

An Associates of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree builds on the technical courses required for job preparation by including a college-level general education component.

The distinguishing characteristic of the AAS-T degree is a minimum 20 credits of general education drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing direct transfer associate’s degrees.

Important Considerations Regarding AAS-T Degrees

  • AAS-T degrees are designed for immediate employment and as preparation for applied bachelor of science degrees
  • AAS-T degrees are transferrable only when a receiving college or university has a special agreement in place with the specific college
  • AAS-T degrees are not accepted in transfer in preparation for bachelor of arts or bachelor of science programs.

View Cascadia’s Transfer Agreements for details of our partnerships with other colleges and universities.

University admissions requirements may vary – consult with the Career and Transfer Center for transfer assistance to plan your career and future educational goals.

Career Possibilities

Android Application Developer , iOS Application Developer, Mobile Application Developer, Application Development Associate, Java Developer, Technology Project Manager, Database Developer.

You can learn more about career possibilities related to your interests in this pathway through O*Net Online. O*Net Online shares information about related careers, salary, skills related to the industry and more.

Connect with Ericka Miller for assistance as you go through the process of planning career and future educational goals.

Some job opportunities may also exist in business corporations, non-profits, and Tribal Enterprises.

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