Program Description

The use of smart phones and tablets is growing rapidly, and the technology is expanding even faster! Enroll in the Information Technology - Mobile Developer associate degree program at CVTC and you’ll receive hands-on training in Apple and Android OS. You may also choose courses to cover 3D simulations which will give you an edge in this creative and exciting field.

This program is for individuals interested in the design, development, or use of mobile device applications, games, or utilities. It will benefit those who strive to distinguish themselves in the rapidly expanding field of mobile application development.

You'll learn to:

  • Create applications for iPhones, iPads, and Android based devices
  • Understand the relationship between mobile, cloud computing, and version control
  • Develop skills in time management, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and environmental awareness
  • Use the Xcode and Android Studio mobile application development environments
  • Design mobile applications for multiple platforms including Android, iOS, and Web
  • Use programming languages for mobile application development: HTML5, JavaScript, Java, Objective-C, and Swift
  • Explore strategies for overcoming mobile development challenges including security concerns, memory and processor limitations, intermittent network access, and limited battery power

Technical Diplomas within this Program

Earn a one-year Information Technology technical diploma in any one of the following areas. If you decide to pursue the IT - Mobile Developer associate degree, your diploma will apply towards that degree.

  • 3D Simulations
  • Mobile iOS
  • Mobile Android

Just the Facts

Information Technology - Mobile Developer
68 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

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Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $12,784

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CVTC offers up to $5,000 scholarships to students enrolled full-time in STEM programs who exhibit academic talent and financial need. To learn more and apply, click here.

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application. If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Information Technology - Mobile Developer program. For more detailed course info click here.

  • Objective C Programming – Cocoa
    In this course you will learn desktop application development for Mac OS X. The learner will develop a solid understanding of the Objective-C programming language and the Cocoa frameworks to write a series of Objective-C programs of increasing complexity.
  • Mobile Application Development - Android
    In this course, students will learn to design and construct programs/applications for Android based mobile devices. The course provides hands-on activities using an SDK (software development kit), along with instructions and guidelines for application deployment.
  • Mobile Application Development II – iOS
    In this course, students will learn the best engineering and design practices needed to produce maintainable code and functional user interfaces for iPhones, iPads and Mac Desktop hardware. Students will use advanced graphics technologies including Quartz drawing, Core Image, Core Animation, and Image Kit.


  • Applications Developer
  • Java Software Developer
  • .Net Developer

Career Outlook

Mobile application development is currently one of the fastest growing fields in IT. The rapid adoption of smart phones worldwide has resulted in a significant increase in demand for mobile application developers. The IT - Mobile Developer program will help turn your interest in computers into a lifelong career.

CVTC offers three programs that lead to careers in information technology.

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