School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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IT-Mobile Applications Developer

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101528


The Mobile Applications Developer associate degree program meets the specific skills and knowledge requirements of technical and professional jobs within the information technology (IT) field. Gain the entry-level skills for areas of the IT field that primarily utilize mainframe computers in conjunction with web and server applications. Training blends general educational development with required IT technical skills for programmer/analysts in government, insurance, manufacturing, service, wholesale and retail sales, utilities, banking and accounting. Additional education and job experience can lead to work in systems analysis.

You can choose an emphasis in Android or iOS development.

Program Details

Mobile Applications Developer is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree, a technical diploma and several certificates. All will prepare you for a good job and with the associate degree, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.

Students in the Mobile Applications Developer program can attend full or part time.

Mobile Applications Developer classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester


Recommended Elective or General Elective

3 credits

Fourth Semester


Recommended Elective or General Elective

3 credits

List of Recommended Electives


After completing the Mobile Applications Developer program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Write moderately complex web applications using current PHP or ASP.NET technology.
  • Write moderately complex web applications using current JavaScript and AJAX technology.
  • Write SQL statements to retrieve/manipulate data and manipulate relational database structures.
  • Perform entry-level systems analysis and design work to solve business problems using both traditional and object-oriented methodologies.
  • Build the client side of interactive websites using XHTML and XML.
  • Demonstrate work ethics and reliable behavior including, but not limited to, assuming responsibility for decisions and actions, utilizing time and stress management skills, and displaying initiative.
  • Work as a team member by demonstrating good communication and listening skills, cooperation, and providing a supportive environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the IT field and its job roles, with some emphasis on IT security as it applies to programming.
  • Develop moderately complex business applications using advanced language techniques and object-oriented principles, using PHP or .NET.
  • Troubleshoot personal computer systems.

After completing the Mobile Applications Developer program at Madison Area Technical College, you may find employment as:

  • System Analyst
  • System Programmer
  • Database Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Information Systems Department Manager

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