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UCSD’s New Certificate For Mobile Apps

Have you ever wanted to take your coding skills to the next level? The University of California San Diego is now offering a certificate program in Application Development to meet the growing need for app developers due to the influx of wireless devices. The school program is led by the Digital Arts Center and is a one-year program that requires the student to show up two nights a week. The certificate is then offered once the student completes the advanced training program, developed for smartphone enthusiasts and industry professionals. The program will teach you the fundamentals of app development, from design to programming.

The one-year certificate spans eight courses and tuition is priced at $1,400 a course, totaling $11,200. The program will emphasize interface and interaction design and UCSD wants students to know that the material is not only theoretical but focuses on hands-on learning. The final two quarters require the student to complete a mobile application for devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android-based smartphones.

Those attending the program will work directly with instructors who are practicing mobile application developers. Together, they will work as a team to develop and execute prototypes for mobile apps. UCSD is encouraging people who live in the San Diego area to come join them to have the opportunity to work with industry experts. To review the course requirements, check out UCSD’s Extension site. Please let us know in the comments section if you might be interested in the program, or if not, why not?

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