Rock Valley College

New Mobile Application Developer Certificate at Rock Valley College!

Posted: Monday, November 6, 2017

Media Contact: Abbye Garcia, 815-921-4523

Rock Valley College is excited to announce the new “Mobile Application Development Certificate” program! Starting Spring 2018 current and future RVC students can begin the exciting journey of becoming a mobile application developer.

The need for mobile app developers is in high demand and will continue to be in high demand in the future. According to the Department of Labor, employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent through 2024.

Rock Valley College has been teaching mobile app development courses since Spring 2013 and have had students as young as 12 take the courses with a high success rate.

This certificate program starts Spring 2018. A certificate is awarded upon completion of 11 credit units. Students will be required to learn both iOS and Android development skills as part of their required courses.

Students will develop the skills required to create applications for the major mobile device players including Apple iPhone and Google Android, learn how to effectively use application architectures for a range of wireless devices via hands-on experience, understand the relationship between the mobile market and other emerging technologies including cloud computing and social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, gain insight into new trends and features in the mobile device marketplace, and much more.

For more information, please contact Professor Chuck Konkol at