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Cyber Technology Certificate Program

Audience: Instructional designers, Industry training and students

The NSC Cyber Technology certificate maps to the Customer Service and Technical Support job category so that employers know exactly what knowledge, skills, and abilities program graduates have attained. It is a stackable academic certificate built on a one-year, 30-semester-credit model that combines rigorous academic experiences with hands-on projects and a skills-based capstone. Its coursework partially prepares students for industry-standard certification exams. The certificate comprises 12 courses, eight of which are mapped to third-party certification exams (indicated below in parentheses). All of the courses underwent a thorough review by industry subject matter experts. A copy of their review is available here: SME Reviews.

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Basic Computer Skills Course

Audience: Instructional designers, Industry training and students

This course provides information technology literacy and basic skills training for learners with limited experience. Course learning outcomes focus on skill development related to basic computer operations and information technology. This course underwent a thorough review by industry subject matter experts. A copy of their review is available here: SME Reviews (coming soon). To learn more about this course, please download a copy of the Course Overview Document.

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Introduction to iOS Mobile Development

Audience: Instructional designers, Industry training and students

This course contains three modules that explore developing applications for iOS based devices such as iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Course will provide an overview of iOS development from use of current iOS SDK, to design of applications and industry business practices. Prior programming experience in either C or an Object-Oriented Programming language is required for this course. Note: There is a “Final Exam” to assess student learning across the three modules occurs at the end of module C which is the summative assessment of the series of three modules. All of the courses underwent a thorough review by industry subject matter experts. A copy of their review is available here: SME Reviews. To learn more about this program, please download a copy of the MIS Mobile Devices Brochure.

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Module 1: Overview, iTunes, Xcode, Objective-C, and Cocoa

Module 2: Layout, Touch & Gestures, Storyboards & Segues, and iPad & Universal Apps

Module 3: Human Interface, Frameworks, Data, and Distributing Apps