The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in iOS App Development prepares students for positions in app development for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch series. The program emphasizes knowledge and skills required to design, develop, test, and document structured and object-oriented programs utilizing Swift and Xcode. Courses in this certificate can apply toward the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Mobile App Development and Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in Native App Development and Mobile App Development.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Identify and explain common hardware components of computer systems and describe their uses.
- Identify different types of software, programming languages, the terminology, networking, social and ethical behaviors and their uses.
- Use the Internet to communicate, collaborate, and retrieve information.
- Explore system security and privacy issues.
- Describe the steps in planning and implementing technology solutions.
- Determine when technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.
- Design console and graphical user interfaces and reports.
- Explain, design, write, test, debug and implement custom apps using the iOS App development process.
- Design a plan to convert programs from Swift types into custom model objects for web requests.
- Create networking code in an Xcode project.
- Explain security restrictions and the correlation of App Transport Security (ATP) as it applies to project prototyping.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
- Computer Programmers
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||Critical course OR Permission of Program Director, Department or Division Chair||CS||0–3|
|CIS150AB||Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||Gateway course||3|
|CIS165||Introduction to IOS Application Development||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS150++, or CIS156, or CIS159, or CIS162++, or CIS163AA, or permission of Instructor.||Critical course||3|
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in iOS App Development (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=146653).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2019-2020||5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020|