Collin College’s associate of applied science degree in E-Business Development has added three tracks and three certificates that are intended to allow students to program Android, Apple (iPhone and iPad) and Java Micro Edition-powered devices.
Starting in fall 2011, Collin College students can pursue “Android Mobile Development,” “iOS Mobile Development,” and “J2ME Mobile Development” tracks. In addition, certificates can be earned in these same disciplines.
“Mobile devices have become one of the most popular application platforms among entrepreneurs and existing companies as a marketing and branding tool to engage consumers,” said Glen Grimes, professor of computer science at Collin College. “The need for developers will increase accordingly. It will become a very competitive job market for companies seeking trained employees.”
Adding to the need for such developers is the fact that forecasts indicate that the growth in the usage of mobile applications and development will grow at an unprecedented pace over the next five years, according to Grimes.
“The mobile application market, including independent sales, advertising and in-application purchases is a billion-dollar market and growing quickly,” Grimes continued. “The material presented in the’
se tracks and related courses represent leading edge technology in various fields.For more information about the new E-Business Development tracks and certificates, visit http://www.collin.edu/academics/programs/ebusinessdev.html . Registration for the fall semester is now in progress through Aug. 22. For admissions information visit http://www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/admissions/ . Fall classes begin Aug. 22.