Mobile App Development Bachelors of Applied Science | Cascadia College

Mobile App Development - Bachelor of Applied Science


Bachelor of Applied Science - Mobile Application 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.


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

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.

Salary Range



In order to consider your application, you must meet the following requirements:

  • An Applied Science Associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the areas of computer science or information technology consisting of at least 90 credits, with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a minimum 2.0 grade in each of the following courses:
    • English 101 (5 credits) or equivalent
    • Any Math course requiring Intermediate Algebra (MATH 085) as a prerequisite (5 credits)
    • College-level Humanities
    • College-level Social Sciences
    • Web or Mobile Foundations with a design component equivalent to Cascadia's BIT 113
    • Database Foundations course equivalent to Cascadia's BIT 275
    • Programming II course equivalent to Cascadia's BIT 143


Please select Bachelors of Applied Science Degrees from Get Started for step-by-step application instructions.

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