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Mobile Applications Development Certificate

The advent of mobile technology has created a global demand for app developers. From programming to user interface design, the mobile app industry is part of a huge worldwide economy.

The UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Mobile Application Development was created to give students the fundamental skills – from design to programming – for creating mobile applications.

In the program, students receive comprehensive training in mobile app creation in a project-based learning environment. Courses in this accelerated program focus on the development of innovative mobile apps through intensive training in programming, interface design, and business/professional development.

Students learn front and back end programming and user experience principles from expert instructors, and over the course of one year, create working mobile apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices, as well as other platforms.

For more information, please visit dac.ucsd.edu, enroll in our online on demand Digital Arts Center Information Session, and consider attending one of our regular in-person meet-and-greets.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Information Session (Learn more about the year-long DAC programs in a free information session.)
Digital Arts Center Professional Certificates - Information Session
INFO-70030
0
Schedule Varies
FALL QUARTER
Basics of Programming: Android
ART-40544
4
U      
User Experience Design for Mobile Apps
ART-40546
4
U      
WINTER QUARTER
Basics of Programming: iOS
ART-40545
4
  U    
Art Technologies for Mobile Applications
ART-40547
4
  U    
SPRING QUARTER
Creative Studio: Mobile Application Development I
ART-40548
4
    U  
Business of Mobile Application Development
ART-40550
4
    U  
SUMMER QUARTER
Creative Studio: Mobile Application Development II
ART-40549
4
      U
Portfolio Production for Mobile Application Development
ART-40551
4
      U
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Register in the Certificate Program

Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Certificate Section ID: 100507 Contact department for an application.
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Digital Arts, (858) 534-6705
E-mail: dac@ucsd.edu

Program Benefits

  • Accelerated program offered in a traditional classroom environment
  • Convenient evening classes
  • 12 month class schedule starting in September each year
  • Comprehensive graphic and web design education in San Diego
  • Hands-on experience with expert instructors and industry professionals
  • Small class sizes with motivated students who share your interests
  • Own and be trained on all of your own industry preferred hardware & software
  • Create online portfolio/website to show to potential employers/clients
  • UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Mobile Application Development awarded upon successful completion

Conditions for Admission

Step 1: Attend an information session - in person or online

Step 2: Complete an online application at dac.ucsd.edu

Step 3: Interview for acceptance

Please note: We advise you to complete the above steps as soon as possible as the programs fill up quickly.

Certificate Guidelines

Prerequisites: Fundamental understanding of programming concepts and basic knowledge of C/C++, C#, Java or one of the comparable programming languages.

Advisors

Corey Fayman, M.A.
Program Advisor, Mobile Apps Development
UC San Diego Extension

William G. Griswold, PhD
Professor
UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering

Kenny Leung
President
Surf Shack Software

Kris Secor, M.S., EdD (ABD)
Program Advisor, Mobile Apps Development
UC San Diego Extension

Peter Thomas
Associate Director, Arts, Humanities, Languages Digital Arts
UC San Diego Extension

Son Ton
Senior Manager, Business Development
QUALCOMM Internet Services (QIS)