Mobile Applications Development | St. Clair College

Program Overview

This advanced diploma program is designed for those who are interested in developing mobile applications for smartphones, tablets, and the web. Students will learn and apply techniques in writing apps for major platforms common in today’s mobile application marketplace. In addition, students will develop a deep understanding of object-oriented programming principles, cross-platform development both web and native, user interface design, database fundamentals, systems development, and project management, as well as being introduced to game development techniques. Students will gain knowledge and skills in these areas of study:

  • Analyze and design mobile applications based on user specifications using object orientation.
  • Develop, test, and deploy a variety of native mobile applications for multiple platforms and devices.
  • Develop, test, and deploy a variety of mobile web-based client server-side applications for multiple platforms and devices.
  • Design, model, implement and maintain databases for both web site and mobile applications.
  • Select and apply current and relevant security features for implementation in both enterprise and personal device applications.
  • Design, develop and administer mobile applications by applying User Interface design skills and guidelines.
  • Coordinate or participate as a member of an agile project management team in the development of basic to complex web-based and mobile applications.
  • Analyze, implement and test solutions to performance issues for optimization of mobile website and native applications.

Program Highlights

  • Create apps that are in high demand today and in the future.
  • Develop high quality apps for smartphones, tablets, desktop and the web.
  • Gain valuable experience designing User Experiences (UX – UI).
  • Learn to build agile projects and properly designed databases.
  • Learn the fundamentals of mobile game development.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may find entry level positions in industries that write, modify and integrate software - both web and native - for mobile application devices, internet-based applications, and in other information technology and systems roles. Employment opportunities may be found in computer software and mobile applications development firms, information technology consulting firms, business environments, corporate training development organizations, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
WEB110
HTML And CSS
4
MAD102
Introduction To Programming
4
MAD101
Working With Graphics
4
MAD100
Java Programming I
5
MAD103
Data Fundamentals
3
MIT201
Law & Ethics In The Digital Age
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
WEB205
PHP Basics
4
WEB210
Web Design /CSS
4
WEB230
Javascript I
4
MAD200
Java Programming II
4
MAD205
Android Development I
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
MAD303
Web Applications With PHP & MYSQL
4
MAD304
Object-Oriented Analysis & Design
4
MAD300
Java Programming III
4
MAD305
Android Development II
4
MAD310
iOS Development I
5
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
MAD403
Advanced Web Applications With PHP & MYSQL
4
MAD400
Frameworks
4
MAD405
Android Development III
4
MAD410
iOS Development II
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
MAD401
C# Programming
3
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
MAD402
UI Fundamentals
4
MAD512
Cross Platform Development
3
MAD506
Fundamentals Of Game Development I
4
MAD503
Portfolio Development
3
MAD510
iOS Development III
4
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
WEB615
New Technologies And Trends
4
MAD601
Mobile Application Project
4
MAD606
Fundamentals Of Game Development II
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
ENT500
Entrepreneurship
3

Past Cohorts:

SEMESTER 1
Code Title Credits
WEB110 HTML and CSS 4
MIT153 Introductory Programming Logic 4
MAD101 Working with Graphics 4
MAD100 Java Programming 1 5
MAD202 Data Fundamentals 2
ELEC1030 Choose one General Education Course 3
SEMESTER 2
Code Title Credits
WEB205 PHP Basics 4
WEB210 WEB Design / CSS 4
WEB230 Javascript 1 4
MAD200 Java Programming 2 4
MAD205 Android Development 1 4
MIT201 Law & Ethics in the Digital Age 3
SEMESTER 3
Code Title Credits
MAD303 WEB Applications with PHP and MYSQL 4
MAD304 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 4
MAD300 Java Programming 3 4
MAD305 Android Development 2 4
MAD310 iOS Development 1 5
SEMESTER 4
Code Title Credits
MAD403 Advanced WEB Applications with PHP and MYSQL 4
MAD402 UI Fundamentals 4
MAD405 Android Development 3 4
MAD410 iOS Development 2 4
ELEC1030 Choose one General Education Course 3
MAD401 C# Programming 3
SEMESTER 5
Code Title Credits
MAD500 Designing WEB Sites for Mobile 4
MAD501 Agile Project Management 3
MAD506 Fundamentals of Game Development 1 4
MAD502 Portfolio Development 4
MAD510 iOS Advanced Development 3 4
SEMESTER 6
Code Title Credits
WEB615 New Technologies and Trends 4
MAD601 Mobile Application Project 4
MAD606 Fundamentals of Game Development 2 4
ELEC1030 Choose one General Education Course 3
ENT500 Entrepreneurship 3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2020-2021 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Mobile Applications Development (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 61916)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Analyze and design mobile applications based on user specifications using object orientation.
  2. Develop, test, and deploy a variety of native mobile applications for multiple platforms and devices.
  3. Develop, test and deploy a variety of mobile web-based client server-side applications for multiple platforms and devices.
  4. Design, model, implement and maintain databases for both web-based and mobile applications.
  5. Comply with and promote adherence to relevant laws, industry standards, guidelines and best practices.
  6. Select and apply current and relevant security features for implementation in both web and mobile applications.
  7. Design, develop and administer mobile applications by applying User Interface design skills and guidelines.
  8. Coordinate or participate as a member of an agile project management team in the development of basic to complex web-based and mobile applications.
  9. Analyze, implement and test solutions to performance issues for optimization of mobile web-based and native applications.
  10. Promote a culture of inclusion for accessibility in the design and implementation of web-based and mobile applications.
  11. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.

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