Interactive Media - Mobile Applications

Kick off a career in one of today's hottest technology fields with an Interactive Media-Mobile Applications degree from Montco. In our Mobile Applications Concentration you'll build the skills needed to become a mobile application developer, application analyst, mobile technology architect, and interface designer.

After graduation our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering interactive media studies. These include such universities as Temple, Drexel, Pennsylvania College of Technology, DeVry and Walden, among others.

Program outcomes
  • Demonstrate use of programming languages for mobile application;
  • Design mobile user interfaces and applications.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3 - 4
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
Elective Oral Communication Elective 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning Elective* 3 - 4

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3
CIS 119 User Interface/Experience Design 3
CIS 140 Client Side Web Development 3
CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
CIS 210 Applied Software Development 3
CIS 216 Interactive Media Capstone 3
CIS 238 iPhone OS App Development 3
CIS 240 Android App Development 3
CIS 245 Database Management Systems/SQL 3
CIS 251 Advanced Mobile Development 3
CIS/ART Elective. Any 3-credit CIS course (except CIS 110 and CIS 155) or ART 135 or ART 148 3
CIS/ART Elective. Any 3-credit CIS course (except CIS 110 and CIS 155) or ART 135 or ART 148 3

Electives

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3-4
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
Elective Any Oral Communication Elective 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
CIS 119 User Interface/Experience Design 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 238 iPhone OS App Development 3
CIS 245 Database Management Systems/SQL 3
CIS 140 Client Side Web Development 3
CIS 210 Applied Software Development 3
CIS 240 Android App Development 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective* 3-4
CIS 151 Advanced Mobile Development 3
CIS/ART Elective Any CIS 3-credit course (Except CIS 110 and CIS 155) or ART 148 or ART 135 3
CIS/ART Elective Any CIS 3-credit course (Except CIS 110 and CIS 155) or ART 148 or ART 135 3
CIS 216 Interactive Media Capstone 3

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3-4
Elective Any Oral Communication Elective 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
CIS 140 Client Side Web Development 3
CIS 238 iPhone OS App Development 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 119 User Interface/Experience Design 3
CIS 245 Database Management Systems/SQL 3
CIS 240 Android App Development 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
CIS/ART Elective Any CIS 3-credit course (Except CIS 110 and CIS 155) or ART 148 or ART 135 3

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 120 Applied Software Development 3
CIS 151 Advanced Mobile Development 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
CIS/ART Elective Any CIS 3-credit course (Except CIS 110 and CIS 155) or ART 148 or ART 135 3
CIS 216 Interactive Media Capstone 3

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective* 3-4
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3

*PHY-121 General Physics I recommended for Mobile Applications and Game and Simulation Design Concentration students.