The field of web and mobile applications development is an exciting and rapidly growing area of the technology industry. Developers in this field create software applications that are designed to run on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, as well as web browsers on desktop and laptop computers.

The demand for skilled web and mobile developers is increasing as businesses and organizations of all sizes seek to create innovative applications that can help them better engage with their customers, streamline their operations, and improve their bottom line.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 400,000 new jobs in software development by 2030. Salary potential also ranks high and with the average mobile app developer salary at $76,131, these earnings could jump to $94,000 after just five years of experience.

Computer systems design companies hire the highest number of software developers in the United States, while manufacturers and software publishers round out the top three employers.

To be successful in this field, developers must have a strong foundation in programming languages such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, as well as experience with frameworks such as React and Angular. They must also be able to work collaboratively in teams and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the industry.

Earn a Professional Certificate

While there are ways to be self-taught in web and mobile applications development many may choose to enter a bootcamp or program to learn the basic foundation. Earning a professional certificate in the field can be a great way to demonstrate to potential employers that you have the skills, knowledge, and dedication to be successful.

This applies whether you are new to the industry or already a working professional looking to further your skills while also learning about the latest technologies and industry trends. Earning an Advanced Certificate in Web and Mobile Applications Development from SDSU Global Campus will place you at the forefront of this high-demand, high-paying industry in as little as one academic year.

This web and mobile application certificate program was made in collaboration with SDSU’s Department of Computer Science, meaning you’ll also be able to earn up to 12 units of graduate-level credit and prepare for a master’s program in computer science while learning what it takes to become a forward-thinking full-stack developer.

Focused Curriculum

When choosing a program with a goal of becoming a web and mobile applications developer, it’s important to focus on the skills that matter in application development. With the SDSU Global Campus certificate program, you can take your pick of specialization areas and career fields depending on your individual interests and experience.

Our courses cover essential client-side and server-side skills, including:

  1. Programming and scripting languages (XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX)
  2. iOS and Android
  3. Networking
  4. Databases (SQL)
  5. Hosting infrastructure
  6. Frameworks (Bootstrap, SASS, jQuery)
  7. Security
  8. Multi-platform development
  9. Serverless and microservices architecture (AWS)
  10. User experience

From Courses to Career

Virtually all areas of business and industry use web and mobile applications. Whether you’re interested in developing Android, iOS, or web-based apps, employment opportunities span business industries such as healthcare, service industries, and retail.

Here are some of the job titles that might interest you in this field:

  • Technology Applications Engineer
  • Web Architect
  • Web Design Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster
  • Web and Digital Interface Designer

Make today the day you took the first step toward earning an Advanced Certificate in Web and Mobile Applications Development from SDSU Global Campus.