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Online Undergraduate Certificate in Web and Mobile Application Development

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100% online web and mobile app development certificate classes start January 2, 2023.

Quick Facts

How long is the Web and Mobile App Development Certificate Program?

If you’re interested in learning more about web development and mobile app development courses, you’ll be happy to know that our certificate can be completed in:

  • 13 courses
  • 43 minimum credit hours
  • As little as 1 year and 4 months1 — or even faster with qualifying transfer credits

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Web and Mobile Application Development – What You Can Learn

In addition to our tech-empowered learning attributes, our web and mobile application development certificate incorporates the following skills:

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Operating Systems

Learn to install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI). This essential skill is a key building block of programming and can help you pursue several different coding language disciplines and functions.

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Coding, Programming and Mobile Programming

Explore basic coding and programming methods using an algorithmic approach. Gain hands-on experience scripting and writing components for applications, programs and secure mobile devices.

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Web Application and Mobile Application Design

Find out how to design web-based and mobile device applications through our hands-on courses. You'll learn not only the basics of how to create and design applications though programming and layout, but also how to design a site or mobile app that has compelling UI.

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Digital Devices

Explore digital concepts, devices and connectivity within the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT). You'll dive into topics such as networking, securing and deploying digital devices to gain a more holistic understanding of your application's place within a digital infrastructure.

Web and Mobile App Development Certificate Admissions Requirements

Students must place in MATH062 & ENGL062 or above. To begin program coursework, students must first complete transitional studies courses2, if applicable. Please see the catalog for complete admissions requirements.

Web and Mobile App Certificate and Financial Aid

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Job Opportunities in the Field of Web and Mobile Application Development

Graduates of our undergraduate certificate program in Web and Mobile App Development may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:

  • Software Application Developer
    Design computer applications, such as word processors and games for consumers. You may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software for the public. Software developers have a wide range of potential projects that they are capable of undertaking. The more languages in which you can code and the greater understanding you have of user of user interfaces, the more adaptable and supportive you can be to your organization.

  • Web Developer
    Code, design and lay out websites according to a company's specifications. The role considers user experience and function, and a certain level of both graphic design and computer programming is necessary. Web developers may also work with individuals such as freelancers looking to increase their appeal to clients through a well-designed, easy to use website.
  • Mobile App Developer
    Use development and programming languages to create and test applications on mobile devices. You’ll work in popular operating system environments such as iOS and Android. Mobile app developers may work for a company or individual who wishes to build their own application. Many app developers work at a company that offers their services to other groups who need an app built for their business.

Program Courses


MATH114 Algebra for College Students

Tech Core

CEIS101C Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS150 Programming with Objects
CEIS209 Intermediate Programming
CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals

Application Development

CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab

Web and Mobile Application Development

CEIS320 Introduction to Mobile Device Programming
CIS363B Web Interface Design with Lab
CIS407A Web Application Development with Lab

Career Preparation

CARD205 Career Development
CEIS299 Careers and Technology

Web and Mobile Application Development FAQs

What is a mobile app?

A mobile app, also referred to as mobile application or simply an app, is software or a program specifically designed to operate on a mobile device like a phone, tablet or watch. Mobile apps were first designed for productivity, such as managing contact lists and calendars, but have grown to encompass more categories including games, GPS, order tracking and more. Today, a vast majority of large companies that provide direct to consumer services have at least one app.

What is the difference between iOS and Android app development?

Android apps are primarily built using languages like Java and Kotlin while apps made for iOS are built using Swift. In general, apps made for iOS require less coding on the whole. This typically leads to a faster development time for iOS apps compared to Android apps.

How long does it take to develop an app?

The timeframe for app development can vary widely and is dependent upon a variety of factors. In general, it takes around three to nine months to build an app, but this amount of time can increase or decrease based on a combination of the following factors:

  • Development team size
  • Budget
  • App type
  • App size
  • Platform/operating system

What is web and mobile application development?

Web and mobile application development is the process of developing an application specifically for mobile devices and web browsers. Developers must consider multiple screen sizes, as well as the different hardware and features of the devices. A good developer looks at not only the ability of their site or application to function, but also the experience for the user. Strong developers spend a significant portion of the development process ensuring that their app or site is enjoyable to use and is accessible for all types of users.

How do you become a mobile app developer?

You can begin your journey to becoming an app developer by advancing your knowledge and skills to help you better prepare for roles in the industry. At DeVry, our online undergraduate certificate in web and mobile application development can help you build a foundation in application development, as well as help to prepare you to pursue relevant industry credentials such as CompTIA IT Fundamentals and CompTIA Linux+.

What skills are needed for a mobile app developer?

Developers in this field must learn user-interface design, programming and database management, as well as how to work within various operating systems. Research is also a useful skill for keeping up with development trends as UI is constantly being improved upon by other developers. Most developers gain these skills through a combination of real world experience and mobile app development courses.

What kind of job can you pursue with a certificate in mobile app development?

Graduates of our undergraduate certificate program in Web and Mobile App Development may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:

  • Software Application Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer

What are the benefits of web and mobile app development?

Web and mobile applications increase flexibility and scalability for businesses. They can also build brand awareness, foster customer engagement, increase customer loyalty and help organizations provide better customer service.

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You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume. At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. Using this intuitive approach, you can start off with a credential that takes less time and is more affordable.

Our flexible online and on-site classes build your professional skills right away, and every course can count toward the next degree level at DeVry.4

How Do Credentials Stack?

Let's take a look at our Web and Mobile Application Development Certificate as an example. This program can serve as a stepping stone to our Software Development Bachelor’s Degree when you specialize in Web and Mobile Application Development. If you choose to continue on with your education at DeVry, all the credits you've gained from these courses apply toward your bachelor’s degree.

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1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2Transitional studies coursework may affect program length and cost.
3Data is inclusive of all partner tuition savings, institutional scholarships and grants for the period for July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
4The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
**The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.