Paier College begins offering degree programs in software design and development

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., January 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Payers College announced today that it has been approved to offer programs in Web Application Design and Mobile Application Design. the Connecticut The Board of Governors of Higher Education approved the addition of an associate degree and certificate in Mobile Application Design and a certificate program in Web Application Design to the college’s offering. Paier has also received permission from its national accreditor, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), to offer these programs.

“When I speak to business leaders across the state about the areas where we need talent, web and mobile development often tops the list,” he said Timothy D Larson, executive director of the Connecticut Office of Higher Education. “The approval of these new programs at Payers College will seed the pipeline of talented future leaders in our state by providing additional opportunities for our students to prepare for these in-demand careers.”

According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, application development, web development, and systems software development careers are projected to grow more than 20% from 2018 to 2028. A Certificate in Web Application Design opens up these and other in-demand career opportunities for students, including data/cloud engineer, front-end developer, and junior full-stack developer.

“Tomorrow’s jobs are based on innovation, information and education. Payers College is a leader in preparing college students Connecticut for these jobs,” the congressman said Jim Himes (CT-04). “As many companies plan to call the 4th District and its rapidly growing reputation as a hub for tech startups, this pipeline of talent will help fill the need for young people interested in careers in tech.”

Students can already enroll in the six-month Web Application Design certificate program, and Mobile Application Design will be offered beginning Fall 22. Financial aid may be available to students interested in earning a certificate or associate degree.

“Paier is focused on not only educating our students in the fundamentals of art, design and marketing, but also, in line with our mission, preparing them with the skills they need to forge successful careers that meet the evolving needs of our society said Joseph M BierbaumPresident of Payers College. “When we think about where the needs lie in terms of jobs in our area and what types of careers our students aspire to after graduation, it makes sense for us to offer programs that focus on the intersection of arts and technology. and application design were once thought of as career paths for computer science majors, as technology is streamlined, the fundamental skills required for these types of opportunities lend themselves well to students interested in design and marketing.”

Partnered with the Hispanic Coalition

Payers College and The Hispanic Coalition have partnered to create a scholarship program for residents of Bridgeport are interested in a Web Application Design certificate. Supported by a grant from City of Bridgeport The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allows grantees to complete this six-month certificate program at no cost. The partnership was formed to help address the impact of COVID-19 Bridgeport B. by retraining people whose employment has been affected by the pandemic.

“My administration is dedicated to allocating a significant portion of Bridgeport’s ARPA funding to human resources development,” he said Joseph Ganim, Mayor of the City of Bridgeport. “We’re fortunate to have great partners like the Hispanic Coalition Payers College who are eager to work with us and support our residents in gaining the skills they need to pursue new employment opportunities.”

“In our conversations with Payers College about how we can best help residents City of Bridgeportwe determined that the most effective use of the funding would be to create a grant for a program that could get her career ready in a sought-after field in less than a year,” said Victor Lopez, executive director of the Hispanic Coalition. “We have already awarded a scholarship to one student who started classes earlier this month and we will be sending another 16 students through the program by the end of the year.”

Div Pithadia appointed chairman of the new department

Paier has called to direct these new programs Pithadi department his first Chair in Web & Mobile Design and Development. An entrepreneurial, hands-on technology leader, Pithadia has served as Chief Technology Officer at several technology startups and established companies including Dun & Bradstreet and Vertrax. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Bombay University and master’s degrees in software engineering and international business Fairfield University.

“We are fortunate to have an experienced technology manager like him Pithadi department join our faculty to help us shape these new programs,” said President Bierbaum.

The Web Application Design certificate program provides students with key skills needed to create a functional web application, including content, back-end development, aesthetics and design (UX), user interface (UI), and usability. The coursework of the certificate includes computer graphics, digital imaging, UI design, multimedia design, website design, and web application design.

For more information on the Web & Mobile Design and Development programs and other degrees, visit Payers Collegeplease visit:

About Payers College
founded in 1946, Payers College engages and inspires students by fostering intellectual curiosity and innovation through a curriculum that encourages critical thinking, civic responsibility, and collaboration. Payers College trains students in disciplines such as illustration, graphic design, interior design and photography in a personalized way that prepares them for careers that meet the evolving needs of society. Payers College Alumni have founded award-winning marketing agencies, illustrated children’s books and created internationally recognized logos, among other things. Visit for more information.

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