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Mobile Development
Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Software Development - Mobile Development Track

Mobile Development Overview

The ever-increasing role of computers in society will continue to require skilled developers to design, develop, and implement software based solutions and products for business and consumers. Software applications systems connect you to a computer, tablet, smartphone or mobile device. Each year, enterprising developers and companies create an array of cloud, mobile and web-based offerings designed to make business more effective and our lives more enjoyable. ECPI University's Mobile Development track in the Software Development major offers a skills based program utilizing the latest in technology across platforms using virtualization. ECPI's programs encourage students to obtain industry certifications and internships for real world experience that enhances graduate opportunities.

If this sounds like the career you've been looking for, choose the Mobile Development track and the Software Development major in the Computer and Information Science bachelor’s degree. Through ECPI University's year-round schedule, you could graduate in just 2.5 years!

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Program Description

Through ECPI's hands-on curriculum, you can learn how to write and maintain source code and become knowledgeable in the planning and structured process involved with software development. You will learn to develop efficient and scalable programs, mobile and web applications, and cloud-based software using languages and technologies such as Java, C#, Python, HTML5/CSS, Android, jQuery, Cloud providers, and MongoDB.

Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive and "real world" hands-on education, graduates of this program are prepared to:

  • Effectively analyze customer requirements
  • Develop desktop, mobile, web, and cloud applications
  • Integrate with relational databases like Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL, and non-relational databases like MongoDB
  • Design and implement RESTful web services
  • Apply information assurance knowledge to the design of secure applications
  • Use professional software development tools and source code management systems

The program Software Development major and Web Development track includes instruction in many areas including:

  • Ethical and professional practices
  • Logic and decision processes
  • Problem resolution
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Best practices in software development
Possible Career Track

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for software developers between 2014 and 2024 is expected to increase by 17%, which is much faster than the average for all occupations (14%).*

Software Development graduates in the Mobile Development track are prepared for entry level positions in a wide spectrum of industries, including:

  • Social Media
  • Education
  • Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Job titles for these positions include:

  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Cloud Application Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Software Analyst

* Derived from U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

Curriculum

Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS121 Introduction to Business3
BUS472 Applied Project Management3
BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab1
CIS126 Introduction to Programming3
CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking3
CIS206 Linux Administration3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS123 Introduction to Scripting3
CIS228 Service Desk Fundamentals3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115 Principles of Communication3
ENG110 College Composition3
ENG120 Advanced Composition3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity3
MTH131 College Algebra3
MTH140 Statistics3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220 Positive Psychology3
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
PHY120 Physics3
PHY120L Physics Lab1
BIO122 Environmental Biology3
BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab1
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems3
CIS115 Computer Applications3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar0
FOR110 Essentials for Success3

Software Development Major Required Courses

38 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS121Logic and Design3
CIS126LIntroduction to Programming Lab1
CIS213Javascript3
CIS224Server-Side Scripting with PHP3
CIS226Introduction to Object Oriented Programming3
CIS250Structured Query Language3
CIS282Web Interface Design3
CIS332Mobile App Development I3
ONE OF THESE THREE COURSES:
CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS215Object-Oriented Programming Using C++3
CIS218Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS317Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS319Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS420System Analysis and Design3
CIS422Software Engineering3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS480Software Development Capstone1
CIS490Bachelor’s Externship-CIS1
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
CIS435SQL Server3
CIS435LSQL Server Lab1
CIS436Oracle with PL/SQL3
CIS436LOracle with PL/SQL Lab1

Mobile Development Track

14 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS367 Server-Side Scripting with ASP.NET3
CIS432 Mobile App Development II3
CIS494 Externship-CIS Sr. II2
ONE OF THESE THREE COURSES:
CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS215Object-Oriented Programming Using C++3
CIS218Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS317Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS319Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
Possible Outcomes

Students majoring in Software Development in the bachelor’s degree in Computer & Information Science program learn how to manage projects, design and write different computer programs, create interesting web pages, use and maintain databases, and install and secure computer networks. Students also learn to provide excellent customer service when assisting customers and clients with technical issues.

Computer and Information Science Outcomes:

  • Use processes, tools, and technologies to support an organization
  • Lead and work as a member of a technical team
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels.
  • Develop and use ethical best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems

Software Development Major Outcomes:

  • Use cloud computing tools
  • Design and develop secure mobile solutions using object-oriented principles
  • Develop integrated mobile systems solutions to access organizational databases
  • Plan secure mobile solutions with customers
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