Rasmussen College, a multi-state technical college will be the first college to offer a degree in mobile app development. The college is offering two and four-year options for coding Android and iPhone apps. The courses will range from mobile application development to computer graphics programming and engineering virtual worlds.
Since mobile app development for Android and iPhone is OS-specific, it does run the risk of becoming obsolete one day. To combat becoming obsolete, program director Hap Aziz told AllThingsD the curriculum could be tweaked to reflect shifts in platform popularity. The degree was inspired by the popularity of a simulation course that had a mobile game development aspect.
Mobile development is fast becoming an in demand career with 300,000 new development jobs predicted to open up in the next few years. Classes have already begun in Rasmussen’s Florida and Minnesota campuses but are planned to expand across more campuses this fall.