IT Mobile Applications Developer

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 10-152-8
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the IT Mobile Applications Developer Degree


Develop your skills in software development with an emphasis on creating mobile applications. You will learn essential programming skills while developing mobile applications for both iOS and Android platforms.

There is a growing need for qualified mobile applications developers. Graduates of this program also may find employment in programming or operations and systems analysis.

Additional program details: Create engaging and functional mobile applications. Students learn essential object-oriented programming skills while developing mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms. A dual-boot Mac computer is recommended for this program.

Key to your success in the program are analytical and problem-solving skills, the ability to concentrate on details for long periods of time, to work independently as well as on a team, effective communication skills, personal initiative, imagination and curiosity.

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
(1) ITDEV-110 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming 3
(1) ITDEV-117 Logic and Problem-Solving 3
(1) WEBDEV-114 Web Development With HTML/CSS 3
(2) ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(2) ITDEV-115 Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming ‡ 3
(2) ITDEV-140 Programming With Java 3
(2) ITDEV-150 Database Management With SQL ‡ 3
(2) ITDEV-160 Web Programming With Scripts (JavaScript) 3
(3) ITDEV-161 Web Programming 1 ‡ 3
(3) ITDEV-177 Systems Analysis and Design
(or) CSG-127 Agile Project Management
(3) ITDEV-181 Mobile Application Development ‡ 3
(3) MATH-123 Math With Business Applications ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
(3) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
(4) ELECTIVES Three credits needed) 3
(4) IT-107 Social Networking and Business 3
(4) ITDEV-154 Data Structures and Programming ‡ 3
(4) ITDEV-182 Hybrid Mobile App Development ‡ 3
(4) ITDEV-184 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI or HIST course

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Program Outcomes

  • Design software systems
  • Integrate database technologies
  • Develop software applications
  • Develop technical documentation

Career Outlook

There is a growing need for qualified mobile applications developers. Graduates of this program may find employment in programming, or operations and systems analysis areas.

Possible Careers

Mobile Application Developer
Software Developer

This program is being developed as a Career Pathway. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level algebra.


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STEM Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020