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Mobile app development degree program OK’d at RIT/NTID


Courses will begin this fall for a new associate’s degree program in mobile application development at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

The New York State Department of Education approved the program, which NTID officials said will prepare students “for work in the software development industry with a focus on application design and development for mobile platforms.”

The program’s curriculum will incorporate a cross-platform development framework to create apps that work across multiple platforms, such as iOS, Android and Windows, according to NTID. The program also will involve cooperative work experiences and capstone courses, bringing students together with industry partners.

“The new degree program in mobile application development provides our deaf and hard-of-hearing students with the skills needed to compete for highly sought-after positions in this growing field,” Gerry Buckley, president of NTID and vice president and dean for RIT, said in a statement.