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Programming & Mobile Applications Development

Career Studies Certificate

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Love to play with apps? Learn to design your own

Understand the basics of programming and programming of mobile apps

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Mobile devices and applications continue to transform the way we do business. Imagine designing your own app from A-Z.

After earning your Career Studies Certificate in Programming and Mobile Applications Development, you'll be able to:

  • understand the design process and mobile application life cycle
  • understand the fundamentals of how mobile hardware works
  • create a variety of apps on iOS and Android
  • be proficient in Java and Script


No prior computer experience necessary! We'll teach you all you need to know. Graduates may find employment as entry-level programmers, software engineers or applications-support personnel.

Go further

Apply all of the credits you earn in this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

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What does this program cost?

The Career Studies Certificate in Programming and Mobile Applications Development consists of 3 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Virginia Beach Campus. 

Estimated Program Cost*:
28 credits x $185.35 per credit = $5,189.80 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

You may find employment or gain promotion in your current position, and you can apply the credits you earn toward TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

Some students transfer to a 4-year school to work toward a bachelor’s of science in information technology or computer science.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you...

  • enjoy basic computing 
  • embrace teamwork
  • are detail oriented
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Learn in the Advanced Technology Center, which houses 26 individual workstations 

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Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $126,506*

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* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.