AAS in Mobile Design and Development

Can't live without your smartphone? Have an idea for an app to make your life easier? Earn your Mobile Design and Development AAS degree and learn to design and develop mobile applications! We provide a comprehensive education for students with no experience, as well as an excellent opportunity for people changing careers or looking to take individual courses to stay current in their existing jobs.

Today's application development includes so much more than games. Businesses of all types are clamoring for ways to engage with their mobile customers. There are many high-paying, in-demand jobs for mobile application developers, but employers expect to see formal education on applicants’ resumes. Start by earning a certificate in Android Development, IOS Development, or Programming Fundamentals and apply those credits toward your AAS degree in Mobile Design and Development.

Once you've learned design theory and have experience in programming for multiple mobile platforms, consider rounding out your skillset with our Web Design and Development AAS program.

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $8,357

Credit Hours to Complete: 60

Weeks to Complete: 64

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Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151 | SPE-151#3 hrs,GRA-167#3 hrs,PRG-105#3 hrs,DGM-107#3 hrs,WEB-105#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr

Sample Semester 2 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151 | SPE-151#3 hrs,MAD-105#3 hrs,MAD-107#3 hrs,DGM-153#3 hrs,DGM-152#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: DGM-265#3 hrs,MAD-155#3 hrs,MAD-157#3 hrs,DBM-100#3 hrs,Select a Math or Physical Science or Life Science Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: MAD-255 | MAD-257#3 hrs,PRG-147#3 hrs,DBM-110#3 hrs,Select a General Education Course#3 hrs,Select Program Elective Starting with GRA, MAD,PRG, WEB#3 hrs

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What you need to know about getting your AAS in Mobile Design and Development (CIP 11.0202)

Total AAS in Mobile Design and Development Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $6,990 $20,023.8 $28,736.4 $28,736.4
Additional Costs $1,367 $1,367 $1,367 $1,367
Program Total $8,357 $21,390.8 $30,103.4 $30,103.4

What makes MCC's AAS in Mobile Design and Development program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

  • MCC has gathered an advisory team of business leaders to guide development of this program to ensure that the curriculum prepares you for today's job market.
  • By offering critical-thinking exercises, presentations and real-world experience, we help you develop the necessary technical and soft skills employers are looking for.
  • The program’s labs run the latest software for both Android and iOS devices.
  • Mission

    The mission of McHenry County College’s Mobile Design and Development Program is to develop students who are skilled in analyzing business needs, managing resources, and implementing mobile solutions. MCC students shall be distinguishable by their critical thinking, effective communication, professionalism, and technical competency. Students will use current and contemporary practices to demonstrate mastery in the Program Learning Outcomes.

  • Program Learning Objectives
    1. Analyze business web development needs and develop mobile solutions for those needs.
    2. Select technologies appropriate to implement for business needs.
    3. Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of current mobile development tools.
    4. Select appropriate resources based upon legal guidelines for licensing and fair use.
    5. Integrate multiple technologies into a comprehensive business solution.
    6. Implement effective project management to handle deadlines, communication, and budgets.

    Degree: Mobile Design and Development Degree

    Certificates: Programming Fundamentals, Android Development, iOS Development

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.