Mobile Applications Development | St. Clair College
Program Code: B990
Status: Open
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Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Contact:
Darren Takaki
519-972-2727 ext. 4039

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
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
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
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
MAD307
Javascript Frameworks
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
MAD503
Portfolio Development
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
MAD403
Advanced Web Applications With PHP & MYSQL
4
WEB407
Web Communications Project I
3
MAD432
Fundamentals of iOS Development I
4
MAD411
Fundamentals of Android Development I
4
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
MAD532
Fundamentals Of iOS Development II
4
MAD509
Linux Fundamentals
4
MAD511
Fundamentals of Android Development II
5
Optional Co-Op Work Terms
Code Title Credits
MADCOOP1
Co-Op Work Term I
0
MADCOOP2
Co-Op Work Term II
0
MADCOOP3
Co-Op Work Term III
0
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
MAD622
Mobile Application Capstone Project
5
MAD606
Fundamentals Of Game Development II
4
MAD613
Advanced Programming Concepts
4
MAD609
Cloud Server Administration
4
WEB615
New Technologies And Trends
4

Past Cohorts:

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
MADCOOP1 Co-Op Work Term I 0
MADCOOP2 Co-Op Work Term II 0
MADCOOP3 Co-Op Work Term III 0
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

Your Investment

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

2024-2025 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses are 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 on 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.

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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 software applications based on user specifications and object-oriented programming techniques.
  2. Develop, test, and deploy a variety of software 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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