Mobile Solutions Development (Optional Co-op)
Program DetailsCredential: 2-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate
This 16-month graduate certificate program builds on prior education to prepare students with the specialized knowledge and skills to design, develop and distribute interactive solutions for multiple mobile and web-based platforms.
Students develop a strong practical background in mobile solutions design and development that encompasses different devices, operating systems, database and network infrastructures, as well as software quality and the security aspects of mobile solution development. In addition, students are exposed to entrepreneurial thinking as part of their design work, with an emphasis on solving the needs of the customer/client.
Topics include: systems analysis and design, user experience design, design for specific mobile devices as well as design for portability, implementation experience on a variety of platforms, database design and implementation, web design and development including mobile platforms, and entrepreneurship. The program features a hands-on focus, including a capstone project opportunity where students design and implement a custom mobile solution meeting customer specifications.
Graduates are well prepared for careers in the expanding and evolving fields of mobile web and application development.
Student AvailabilityConestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.
Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
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*Note: students are available for work term each semester: fall (September to the end of December); winter (January to the end of April); spring (May to the end of August).
Work Term Capabilities
- Design and implement HTML5, Android, iOS, and Windows based mobile web solutions
- Design user interface for platform-specific mobile solutions
- Database back-end design for mobile solutions
- Systems analysis and design
- Web solutions (client/server) with an emphasis on mobile web responsive design
- Test software implementations to determine faults and corrective actions
- C#.NET based application development
Sample Job TitlesMobile Software Developer, Mobile Software Designer, Mobile Application Developer, Mobile Application Designer, Web Application Developer, Software Tester, User Interface Designer, Software Developer, Software Designer, Quality Assurance (QA) Support
Program CoursesTo see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.
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