Union County College Offers New App Development Program

CRANFORD – Union County College is introducing a new App Developer certificate program to teach students to develop apps for both Android and Apple devices. No prior programming experience is required.

The first class, Android Developer, teaches students to create apps for Android-powered smartphones and tablets for publication in the Google Play Store. This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 11 – July 18  (no class on July 2 and July 4) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The class tuition is $275.

The next class in the program, Apple Mobile Developer, teaches app development for Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod. This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 23 – Aug. 22 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The class tuition is $390 and students who want to publish their apps to the Apple Store will need to pay a $99 Apple Developer fee.

An additional class will be offered, which is optional, to teach students to create apps for Facebook. The Facebook App Developer class will meet Tuesday and Thursday on Aug. 27 and 29 from 6:30 –9:00 p.m. This class tuition is $65.

All classes will be taught on the Cranford campus by Beth Ritter-Guth, the Director of Instructional Design at Union County College. Guth is an Apple Developer and has published apps for third party vendors in both the Apple and Android markets. She has been documented in the Chronicle of Higher Education, America Online, and USA Today for her experience using virtual and augmented reality to teach English at the college level. She has won several teaching awards including the “Teacher of the Future” by the National Association of Independent Schools and the “Educator of Distinction” award by the High School Scholars Association.

To register for this program call 908-709-7600 or visit the Continuing Education Office, located at 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford.


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