Are you an app enthusiast hoping to design your own applications for the web or mobile devices? In one of AACC’s two application development programs, you’ll focus on designing and programming interactive apps either for the Internet or devices like smartphones and tablets. You’ll learn traditional programming languages, scripting languages, and database management systems.
If you already have a college degree, you may be eligible to complete these programs through the Fast Track Option, which means your general education, health, computing and information technology and competency, and diversity requirements are considered satisfied. Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended must be submitted to the Records and Registration office.
AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in this area of study. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you the skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into agreements allowing this degree to transfer to select colleges. Where that is the case, it's noted with the degree below.
This degree prepares students for careers in designing and programming interactive applications that utilize either the Internet or mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. Students will become familiar with the concepts and technologies used in both client and server side program development including traditional programming languages, scripting languages and database management systems.
Students choose one of two concentrations under this degree program:
In this certificate, students develop and apply web design, database manipulation, programming, server-side scripting skills to create interactive websites.
In this certificate, students develop and apply programming skills, as well as Android and iOS development environment skills, to create applications for mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets.
If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
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Once you’ve completed one of these programs, you’ll have a new range of skills including programming using the iOS or Android operating system development environment, and developing meaningful applications or web pages for the iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets. A.A.S. degrees are designed for students hoping to join the workforce. You’ll have the skills to become a program and software designer or developer, giving you opportunities to work for software developers and large companies like Google and Apple, or to develop your own company based on a unique vision. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.