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Certificate in Coding and App Development

The story of the twenty-first century is being written in computer code and you have the opportunity to participate in this language of innovation. Anderson University collaborated with Apple to create a fully online post-baccalaureate certificate in Coding and App Development that will empower you to write the code that drives the applications connecting our modern world.

The Coding and App Development certificate is open to professionals from a variety of backgrounds. It comprises 12 credits and has no prerequisite courses to get started. It will provide you with the principles of coding and app design and development using Swift (the language of choice for iOS) and Xcode (a suite of app development tools).

Coursework for the Certificate in Coding and App Development

  • CDG 111 – Coding 1 (3 Cr. Hrs.)
  • CDG 112 – Coding 2 (3 Cr. Hrs)
  • CDG 205 – Introduction to Mobile Interface Design (3 Cr. Hrs.)
  • COM 215 – Introduction to Web Development (3 Cr. Hrs.)

While pursuing this certificate, you’ll not only learn to code, but you’ll acquire a skill set that’ll serve you well in any environment. Throughout the curriculum, you’ll study:

  • Foundations of code and logic that will help you create your own code
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills that equip you to address real-world solutions
  • Human-centered design – how humans interact with technology (crucial for app development)
  • Collaboration and teamwork – you’ll serve with fellow students on a software-development team, working together to design an app for a client

Coding skills are applicable across all disciplines. A recent study analyzing United States Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed that half of all computer programming or coding positions are outside of the technology industry. Jobs utilizing coding skills are applicable in industries ranging from finance and manufacturing to healthcare and graphic design. 

The tech magazine Fast Company, citing the study, reported that “coding has become a core skill that bolsters a candidate’s chances of commanding a high salary… researchers found that jobs that require coding skills pay up to $22,000 per year more, on average.”