App Development

IT Varsity: App DevWhat is the aim of this course?

This course aims to teach you the foundational aspects of App Development, and to provide you with an accredited qualification in the field. Using the skills you gain in this course, you will be able to create:

  • Web sites
  • Web Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Desktop Apps

Because our attention at IT Varsity is always on the practicals, this course is a very practical one. In fact, we waste no time in getting down to it; you will begin writing code from day 1 of the course! From there you will progress toward creating amazing web sites and apps.

What are my career prospects after doing this course?

There is a huge need for skilled app developers throughout South Africa as well as in other countries. Doing this course you will be your first step into a fast-paced, exciting and lucrative career in app development.

Potential career paths are:

  • Website Developer
  • Web App Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Systems Analyst

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you may even start your own App Dev business!

What will I learn?

In the IT Varsity App Dev course you will learn the following:

  • How to build beautiful websites
  • How to develop powerful, database-driven apps for the web and for mobile devices
  • How to analyze client needs
  • How to plan and develop your apps
  • How to use various tools that all experienced software developers use in order to streamline and simplify the development process
  • How to test and debug an app

You will learn to develop apps using 3 of the most popular programming languages in the world: Java, PHP and Javascript. However, it doesn’t matter which programming language you choose to develop in; this course will provide you with a sound understanding of the main principles of system analysis and programming, so that you will be able to apply them no matter what language you use.

Click here to download a brochure with more details about this course.

What qualification will I earn?

After successfully completing this course and meeting all the assessment criteria you will earn the following qualification:

National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)

SAQA ID: 48872

NQF: 5

Credits: 131

This course has also been aligned with various international certification exams, such as:

  • CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) Web Foundations Associate: Site Development
  • ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Dreamweaver CS6
  • ACA Flash CS6
  • W3 Schools: PHP, MySQL
  • CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) Web Foundations Associate: Internet Business

You may opt to optionally write the international certification exam at IT Varsity (note: price of international certification exams are not included in the course fees)

What is the next step after completing this course?

After completing this course you may opt to do one of 2 things:

a)    Seek employment and enter the workplace

b)   Take your development skills to a much more advanced level by attending one of our Dev Bootcamps or the Apptrepreneur course.

What are the minimum admission requirements?

To enroll for this course you will need a National Senior Certificate (matric).