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Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 6 semesters | Barrydowne

Learn to build native applications for mobile devices, as well as cross-platform web applications. You’ll use a variety of technologies and programming languages to gain the skills to develop and design unique user experiences that meet client needs. Business-focused courses and a placement will complement your technical abilities by giving you the key skills and practical experience to manage and execute projects.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 6 semesters
  • Placement in sixth semester
  • Focused on development for Android and iOS devices, as well as mobile web development
  • Project management and entrepreneurship courses enhance your business savvy


Semester six is an unpaid, practical experience. This exposure to the working world enables students to put into practice their recently obtained skills and knowledge.

Full-time Pathway

Students may choose to complete this program in three semesters by studying full-time.  For more information on the full-time pathway click here.  

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree from an Ontario College or equivalent.  Preference will be given to applicants from IT related fields of study.  Other relevant disciplines may also be considered if the student's transcript includes formal training in programming and/or database development or if the applicant has work experience in programming and/or database development.

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 Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Fall 2021
  5. SEMESTER 5 Winter 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Spring 2022

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Spring 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Fall 2022

Spring Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Spring 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Winter 2022
  4. SEMESTER 4 Spring 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023

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

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ISP 1002 iOS Development using Swift 5
STY 1211 Database Design 4
Semester 2
JAV 1001 Android Development using Java 5
WEB 1001 Responsive Web Development for Currency 4
Semester 3
CMP 1000 Programming: Hands-on iOS Development 5
ISP 1003 Mobile Infrastructure: Introduction to Enterprise 4
Semester 4
CMP 1005 Mobile Web: PHP and MySQL 4
ISP 1004 Hands-on Android Development 5
Semester 5
ENT 1005 Entrepreneurship in Information Technology 3
PRM 1000 Project Management 4
Semester 6
BUS 1061 Placement Preparation 1
BUS 1062 Field Placement 12
 Total Credits56


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.

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