Harper College


Program Overview

This 30 credit-hour certificate program provides a background in mobile app foundations. Individuals seeking entry-level positions in this field will learn technology behind today's mobile app protocols by developing professional mobile apps. This program will also be useful to individuals whose job scope has expanded to include mobile technology responsibilities.

Program Requirements

Number Course Title Credits
CIS 106 1 3

Description: Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to computer programming using a currently popular programming language. Includes program logic, program structure, subroutines/functions/methods, variables, conditions, loops, arrays, files/data access, and object-oriented programming. A variety of programs are created throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Math placement in MTH 101 or higher. mathplacement.php

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

CIS 143 3

Description: Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to database concepts. Primary focus is on the relational model of database management and querying databases using Structured Query Language (SQL). Existing relational databases are examined and manipulated, and new relational databases are created.

Prerequisite: CAS 160 or CIS 101 or WEB 110 with a grade of C or better and math placement in MTH 101 or higher. mathplacement.php

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

CIS 211 3

Description: Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to Information Technology project management. Includes project selection, initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closure. Hands-on activities are performed using a currently popular project management software package.

Prerequisite: CAS 105, CAS 115 and CAS 125 with grades of C or better, OR CAS 160 OR CIS 101 OR WEB 110, with a grade of C or better; AND math placement in MTH 101 or higher. mathplacement.php

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

GRA 145 2 3

Description: Introduces the student to WordPress fundamentals to create basic web pages. Hands-on computer activity includes WordPress templates, dashboard and widget usage; blogging/posts; adding links, videos, photo galleries; creating user accounts and theme changes. Student will also learn to translate the WordPress full web site into a mobile website and will integrate with social media platforms. An introduction to UI (user interface) design will be explored for mobile applications.

Prerequisite: GRA 101, WEB 110 or WEB 150 with a grade of C or better, or consent of coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

MKT 243 3

Description: Provides an introduction to social commerce and how to use the major social platforms on a smartphone to market and increase sales. Reviews sales initiatives including programs and alerts to increase sales with targeted customers. Explains the importance of using reward programs in social commerce to increase sales, referrals and customer loyalty.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

WEB 110 3

Description: Introduces the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to use the Internet and build basic web pages. Students will learn and understand introductory functions of the web, Internet communications, and project management concepts. Social networking tools and the use of multimedia on the web will be explored. Industry career opportunities will be discussed.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

WEB 140 3

Description: Introduces students who are new to coding, to build mobile apps for Apple mobile devices using the language and tools, Swift and Xcode. With MobileMaker.edu technologies, students will build an app, analyzing error in code, and problem solve. Students complete the class with a portfolio of apps and collection of skills that align with a professional workplace.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

WEB 150 3

Description: Introduces the foundational skills needed to create web pages utilizing HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and an overview of the JavaScript language. Topics include Web design best practices, web site hosting, Internet protocols, graphics, media and security. Students utilize the skills learned to create a business-oriented web site project. IAI MC 923

Recommended: WEB 110 or CIS 106 or GRA 101 are strongly recommended courses in preparation prior to WEB 150.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

WEB 170 3

Description: Provides the understanding of UX (user experience) and UI (user interface) fundamentals, and the needs for user research, journey maps, personas, usability testing, and workflow mapping. Emphasizes techniques of sketching to develop digital wireframe to create an interactive prototype of a business-oriented website. Uses current prototyping tools to match industry standards.

Prerequisite: WEB 110 or WEB 150 with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment in WEB 150.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

WEB 210 3

DescriptionThis course is only offered in the spring term.

Builds on web foundation skills taught in WEB 150 with a focus on development of useable and accessible web sites. Topics include Section 508 Accessibility compliance, the Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines, usability testing, and applications that test for adherence to coding syntax and accessibility recommendations.

Prerequisite: WEB 150 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2024

1 - This course requires math placement in MTH101 or higher. https://www.harpercollege.edu/testing/mathplacement.php

2 - This course has a prerequisite of GRA 101 or WEB 110 or WEB 150 with a grade of C or better. For this certificate, students must take WEB 110 or WEB 150.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply web design and development skills and standards
  • Identify mobile app protocols
  • Define industry mobile technology responsibilities
  • Demonstrate ways to translate services into mobile
  • Compare mobile as a business tool to other tools (needs clarity here what other tools)
  • Identify and apply project management strategies
  • Understand social commerce and usage of major social platforms for mobile
  • Develop professional mobile apps
Last Updated: 11/13/23