Design and Development
Mobilize your career as an app designer or developer
In the last decade, the percentage of Americans who own a smartphone jumped from 35 to 85 percent. The mobile industry has created a wide range of career opportunities — companies need tech professionals who can build engaging, easy-to-use mobile apps. Columbus State’s two new Mobile App associate degree program offer the opportunity to launch a career in this growing field.
Autumn 2021 Info Sessions
5:30-6:30 p.m. on Zoom
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Technology needs span all sectors and industries, meaning tech-savvy professionals are in increasingly high demand. In fact, Columbus has become a major tech hub, attracting new startups and tech companies every year.
Cutting-Edge Degree Programs
This pair of programs was born from a cross-departmental collaboration. Professor Jon Lundquist (Interactive Media) teamed up with Associate Professor Peter Carswell (Information Systems Technology) to conceptualize and implement degree programs for Mobile App Design and Mobile App Development. Both disciplines informed the complementary set of Mobile App programs.
Design students focus on the look and feel of apps, while Development students work to get apps up and running. The two student groups then come together for a capstone course in Columbus State’s new Mobile Device Lab. Mimicking industry work environments, students from both programs collaborate to create and launch a mobile app. Soon-to-be program graduates will experience working with their designer and developer counterparts to produce mobile apps, lending them a jump-start in the job market.
The Mobile App majors prepare students with highly specialized, in-demand skills in the design and development of content and media for iOS and Android mobile devices. Equipped with quality education and experience, our program graduates will be versatile, competitive job candidates.
View the Mobile App Design plan of study. Topics include design principles, user interface, and user experience considerations for a multitude of screens.
Mobile App Development plan of study — coming soon
The Columbus State Experience
Columbus State provides an affordable, streamlined path to achieving your career goals. You’ll get a high-quality education without going into great debt — 76% of our students take on zero student loan debt. And we offer the flexibility you need. We built our offerings to be highly customizable and stackable for all ages and stages. Our advisors help tailor your roadmap, whether you plan to continue to another college after ours or start working right away.
Questions? Please contact:
Mobile App Design
Mobile App Development