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Mobile Application Development

MAPDSchool of Information Technology

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

May 2024

July 2024

September 2024

November 2024

January 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Flex / Full-time


Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Duration

3 Semesters

Program Contacts

Nathan Abourbih

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6955
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Unleash your creativity as a multi-platform developer.

This intensive program will enable you to become a highly skilled software developer capable of transforming ideas into effective multi-platform software solutions. You will become a robust and valuable professional skilled in multi-platform software development, ensuring your applications are highly adaptable and have a broad reach. Unlike traditional programs, our curriculum does not focus on native development. Instead, it emphasizes multi-platform techniques, equipping you with the tools and technologies to craft standout applications that thrive across various platforms. 

Becoming a great software developer is more than just learning how to code – we’ll take pride in helping you improve your ability to manage time effectively, organize ideas, diagnose, troubleshoot problems, and communicate effectively.

As a grad from this program, you’ll be familiar with the latest software development and cloud technologies.

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Delivered with a series of condensed 7-week courses
  • Learn the skills necessary to become a highly skilled software developer who can transform their ideas into practical solutions
  • Experience a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills tailored to meet the current job market demands
  • Flex delivery allows you to join classes in-person or online in real-time 
  • A hands-on, 7-week work-integrated learning experience in the final semester, consisting of a practical placement or a comprehensive capstone project


Admission requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree program from an Ontario College or equivalent.


Applicant must possess five years of work experience in a related field (or combination of education and work experience) as judged by the College to be equivalent. Applicants must submit a resume detailing their related experience and a cover letter outlining their competencies and preparedness for the program (any and all post-secondary transcripts must still be submitted).

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Additional admission requirements


Highly recommended:

  • Proficiency in programming using Java

Students who do not possess any foundational programming skills will find this program very challenging

Program Delivery

Program delivery


March term start

SEMESTER 1:  March – June 2024
SEMESTER 2:  July – October 2024
SEMESTER 3:  November 2024 – February 2025

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 3:  Winter 2025

July term start

SEMESTER 1:  July – October 2024
SEMESTER 2:  November 2024 – February 2025
SEMESTER 3:  March – June 2025


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Spring 2025

November term start

SEMESTER 1:  November 2024 – February 2025
SEMESTER 2:  March – June 2025
SEMESTER 3:  July – October 2025

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025

March term start

SEMESTER 1:  March – June 2025
SEMESTER 2:  July – October 2025
SEMESTER 3:  November 2025 – February 2026

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Winter 2026

July term start

SEMESTER 1:  July – October 2025
SEMESTER 2:  November 2025 – February 2026
SEMESTER 3:  March – June 2026

Please note that courses may vary in the order they are offered depending on when you start the program. The sequence listed is based on a September 2024 intake. For more information about this sequence, please email the program coordinator.

Program of Study

Program of study for September intake of 2024-25 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block – SEP/OCT
CMP 1970Intro to Software Development1
STY 1958AI Coding Techniques1
PRM 1024Software Project Management3
CMP 8080Backend Technologies3
CMP 1991Frontend Frameworks3
Second 7-week block – NOV/DEC
COM 1947Technology Career Essentials1
BTA 8020Business Process Management3
CMP 1979Modern Software Development3
CMP 1946Modular Development3
Semester 2
First 7-week block – JAN/FEB
STY 6510Software Design Patterns1
STY 4040Software Product Development3
CMP 5555MultiPlatform Development3
ISP 1969Cloud Services3
Second 7-week block – MAR/APR
COM 1337Collaborative Coding1
DBA 3306Data Management3
CMP 1701Enterprise Development3
ART 1984User Interface Design3
Semester 3
BUS 1303

or BUS 1304
Software Development Placement

or Software Development Capstone
Total Credits47

Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$6,398.07Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$18,177.12Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Information Technology

Play a pivotal role in shaping the digital future. By pursuing a field of study in information technology (IT), you’ll open doors to a vast variety of revolutionary careers and make your mark on society as a tech pioneer. From software development and network administration to cybersecurity and data analysis, Cambrian offers exciting programs that place you at the forefront of innovation.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information.

Part-time pathway

This program can be completed on a part-time basis, with the exception of the work-integrated learning (WIL) component. The WIL component must be completed on a regular/full-time schedule; however, part-time students may request to complete their WIL with a job-out arrangement or seek academic credit for the WIL via the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) process.

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates will find employment in a wide range of organizations and industries including but not limited to:

  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Software development companies
  • Educational Institutions
  • Health Services
  • Employment Services
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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