Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

Are you interested in gaining the skills to find and sustain meaningful employment in the Information Technology field as a Mobile Application Developer or Full-Stack Web Developer?

This intensive program will enable you to become a highly skilled software developer capable of transforming ideas into effective Android, iOS, and Web-based software solutions. You will become a robust and valuable professional confident in developing software for Android, iOS, and Web. Additionally, you will be skilled at developing competent, database-driven websites, portals, and mobile applications using the latest cloud technologies.

Becoming a great software developer is more than just learning how to code - we take pride in helping our students improve their ability to manage time effectively, organize ideas, diagnose and troubleshoot problems, and communicate effectively.

As a graduate of our program, you will be an exceptional problem solver, critical thinker, and communicator. You will know how to ask the right questions, get the right answers, and you will use a variety of project management techniques to make effective use of your time. Our graduates will not simply create mobile applications and Web-based software; they will develop solutions that will help bring those they work with to the next level of success.

Students graduating from this program will be familiar with the latest software development and cloud technologies.

Program Strengths

  • This program builds on existing experience, technical expertise, and creativity in problem-solving to shape students into strong, valuable professionals who are skilled at designing and developing effective software solutions.
  • Students are exposed to a variety of theory, hands-on, applied, and experiential learning opportunities that prepare them to meet the needs of current job markets.
  • A variety of workshops, community engagements, co-curricular activities, field trips, and guest speakers provide students with opportunities to begin networking and collaborating in the Information Technology and Business fields.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year - 3 semesters (2 academic semesters and 1 semester of Work Integrated Learning).

  • Capstone project or placement in final semester (7-week placement or 7-week capstone course).

  • Flex learning model utilized throughout the entire program.

  • Includes project management and business analysis courses to expand and enhance your capabilities.

  • Extra-curricular and additional credential opportunities to enhance your professional skills, portfolio, and resume.


Semester three will be a seven-week, unpaid work placement or capstone to give you practical experience.

Part-time Pathway

This program can be completed on a part-time basis, with the exception of the placement/Co-Op/Internship/Capstone (WIL*). 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.  

*WIL = Work Integrated Learning

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website. Timelines for part-time program completion will extend beyond those indicated in the program delivery timelines. 

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

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).

Highly Recommended:

  • Proficiency in programming using Java

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


Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2024

Winter Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2024

Spring Semester

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

Part-Time Delivery

Applicants wishing to study part-time will apply to MAPT at OCAS.  Timelines for completion will extend beyond those indicated above.

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for 2023-24 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
BTA 1002 Foundations of B.A. 4
ISP 1002 App Development for iOS 5
JAV 1001 App Development for Android 5
WEB 1001 App Development for Web 4
DBA 1000 Structured Data Management 4
Semester 2
CMP 1000 Advanced iOS Development 5
ISP 1004 Advanced Android Development 5
CMP 1005 Advanced Web Development 4
ISP 1003 Cloud Computing Fundamentals 4
PRM 1111 Software Project Management 4
Semester 3
BUS 1303
Software Development Placement
or Software Development Capstone
 Total Credits50

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


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 & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,100. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

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

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.