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GOCC to offer online Mobile Phone Applications Development certificate program

The fast-paced, changing technology world of today has set the stage for a new fully online certificate program at Glen Oaks Community College that will teach students how to develop mobile phone applications.

Students can enroll this fall for the new Mobile Phone Applications Development certificate program. “The program will provide students with an introduction to the mobile phone applications market,” said Patricia Morgenstern, associate dean of extended learning and workforce development at GOCC. “Students will learn how to build, test and market their Android and iPhone applications in this fast-growing career area.”

Applications developers are the creative minds behind these programs. Graduates of the certificate program will be working in positions within a business to help make websites user-friendly for the smaller mobile device screens, tablets and mobile phone.

“Students interested in the program should have an interest in computer programming, have good logical sequencing skills and they must be focused on developing the project from the ground up,” said Morgenstern.

As part of the program, Glen Oaks will be offering two new classes: Introduction to HTML and Programming in Java. Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is the main language for creating web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser. Java is a set of several computer
software products and specifications that provide a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform computing environment.

Glen Oaks Community College is a quality provider of education programs serving the needs of residents and businesses of St. Joseph County and beyond. The College, established in 1965, sits on 300 acres of land in rural Centreville, Mich. GOCC offers 13 associate degree programs and 17 certificate programs. The student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1 affords students personal attention and provides opportunities to accomplish their goals and grow and succeed in a supportive, ethical and academic environment.

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