IT - Mobile Programmer

27-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code 31-152-1

Mobile programmers develop and program mobile applications and games. Gain valuable technical skills to design and create mobile applications for Android and iOS devices, as well as web-based applications for any mobile device with a browser. This program is designed for those with some industry/educational experience who are looking to strengthen their skill set.

How Long It Will Take

Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in three semesters.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.

How This Program Is Offered

This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting.

What Makes This Program Unique

  • The majority of courses within the Mobile Programmer technical diploma can be applied to the 66-credit Web and Software Developer associate degree program.
  • Local and national competitions allow you to demonstrate competencies and engage with students from other colleges and universities.
  • The IT Student Center provides IT students with a wealth of resources to practice their skills, complete group projects and work with mentors.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

How To Apply

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines to Know

Fall 2020 Start

  • Submit application by August 3, 2020
  • Complete checklist items by August 10, 2020

Spring 2021 Start

  • Submit application by January 5, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Financial Aid Eligibility

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.


The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Career Salaries

$51,000 – $81,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Potential Careers

If you have an appetite for learning and are interested in exploring new technologies, a career as a mobile programmer may be for you. Mobile programmers need to have a keen understanding of their audience so they know how their products will be used. They have great time management skills, are strong communicators, and are patient – yet persistent.

  • Mobile Application Programmer
  • App Developer
  • Mobile Software Developer
  • Application Support Developer

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.


Program Instructors

Matt Green, MA Ed | 262.691.5315
Jeff Grissom, BS | 262.695.3488
Tyler Kowalchuk, BS | 262.691.5130
Stacy Read, MS | 262.691.5595
Brittney Schultz, BS | 262.695.3492