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Mobile Computing

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Mobile Computing

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About This Program

Note: This certificate is not currently available for admission.

The mobile computing world continues to expand, and mobile websites and mobile apps will continue to rise in popularity. The undergraduate certificate in mobile computing from American Public University (APU) offers a useful education in mobile computing basics, including website and application design, development, testing, and implementation.

You’ll also learn best practices and procedures for utilizing the iterative process and deploying mobile applications in Apple iOS and Android platform environments and mobile devices.

Through your online mobile computing classes, you’ll explore the rapid evolution of mobile computing and the impact mobile technology has in advancing systems, communications, and societies worldwide. You’ll add to your expertise with programming languages and object-oriented programming languages.

What You Will Do

  1. Understand the benefits of designing and developing mobile application software to support mobile computing devices
  2. Grow your familiarity with the social and economic influences of mobile computing
  3. Understand the guidelines and techniques of mobile application design, development, and deployment
  4. Discover how to analyze, design, develop, write, test, and deploy mobile applications into a target platform environment

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
18
Cost Per Credit
$285 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly
Online

Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4449

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This course introduces students to writing computer programs. The class presents the principles of structured programming using the Python language, one of the most increasingly preferred languages for programming today. Because of its ease of use, it is ideal as a first programming language and runs on both the PC and Macintosh platforms. The course is designed for people without previous programming experience who do not necessarily plan on becoming professional programmers. However, the knowledge gained in the class can be applied later to other languages such as C and Java. Participants learn to solve problems logically by breaking them into smaller pieces, which can then be solved. The course uses standard Python to afford a more interactive experience. Topics include: introduction to computing - how does a computer work?; input and output - getting information to and from the user; variables and expressions - performing arithmetic; data statements - reading information from inside the program; text files - reading information from other files; arrays - groups of variables; debugging - finding errors in your program; graphics; and formatting - changing how things look on the screen.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 4385

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This course is an introductory study of mobile application design and development and how enhanced mobile devices are changing the face of technology. The course begins with some basic introductory concepts and lays the foundation for more advanced topics regarding Development Platforms, Cross Platform Development, Mobile Operating Systems, Mobile Web, The Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence in Apps. The course cements a theoretical overview of mobile application, design and development issues, and practical application concerns. The course will cover both conceptual and scenario based exercises, thus enabling students to experience the maximum amount of comprehension and retention of material covered in the course. Students also need introductory level programming experiences and/or knowledge to do well in the course. Students will need download and install XCode. Software/hardware is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 5332

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This course studies application development for various mobile devices and covers how to enhance the use of mobile devices with uniquely designed application software. The course expands on concepts introduced in other mobile application design and development courses and allow students to design and develop a prototype app. The course covers scenario-based exercises and requires students to use assigned tools to write, test, and deploy mobile software applications associated with applicable operating systems. Before the class begins, students must install the latest XCode, available from the App Store. Students must have access to an Apple computer with XCode installed to successfully complete this course. Students also need intermediate-level programming experiences and/or knowledge, including previous programming experiences using an object-oriented C-based language such as C#, Java, Python, or C++. (Prerequisite: ENTD313)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4893

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This course is an introduction to the concepts and principles of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) using Java programming language. Writing programs for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is in growing demand. Java is one of the most popular programming languages used to address this need, especially for requirements involving several computing devices. The course addresses Java fundamentals, branching and loop control structures, subroutines, objects and classes, Graphical User Interface (GUI) program, arrays, recursion and linked data structures, and other Java related concepts and principles. This course solidifies a theoretical overview of designing and developing applications using Java programming language. The course will also provide both conceptual and scenario based exercises, thus enabling students to experience the maximum amount of comprehension and retention of material covered. This software is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student. (Prerequisite: ENTD200)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 2652

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This course is a study and application of the principles and concepts of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) as it is implemented in the world of Java; including inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism. It appraises the processes and practices used to develop IT solutions that are reusable, modular, and small; all of which are popular objectives in the world of IT management. This course explores the inheritance (is a), containment (has a), and collaboration (use a) relationships; and examines the major packages in the Java Class Library, strings, arrays, classes; instantiation, properties, methods, constructor methods, method overloading, method overriding, inheritance modifiers, access modifiers, interfaces, and packages. This course also assesses exception handling with the use of “try,” “catch,” and “finally.” Students must have access to the latest edition of the Java Development Kit. This software is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student. (Prerequisites: ENGR200 or ENTD380)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 4389

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This course is an advanced study of mobile application design and development and how mobile devices enhanced by mobile application software are changing the face of technology. The course expands on concepts introduced in the mobile application design and development course and expands into more advanced topics regarding the subject. The course will cover scenario based exercises and requires students to use assigned tools to write, test and deploy mobile software applications into the target platform environment. The course allows the students to experience maximum amount of application and retention of material covered in the course. (Prerequisite: ENTD313)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Jul 4
Register by Jul 1

Admission Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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