Mobile Application Development

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Get the skills you need to launch your career in the cutting-edge field of mobile app development.


Upcoming Intakes:

Fall 2021: Canadore at Stanford – Brampton, Canadore at Stanford – Mississauga, Canadore at Stanford – Scarborough

Mobile devices are everywhere and are used to readily in the business and personal lives of people all over the world. This field is exploding and skilled app developers are in high demand. New applications are being created daily for games, maps, medical applications, banks, media outlets - and the list goes on. Students work hands on with Blackberry, Playbooks, iPads, and Android devices.

Your Future Career

  • Mobile App Developer
  • iOS Developer
  • AIR Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • PHP / MySQL Manager
  • Interface Designer
  • UX Designer

What You Learn

  • Develop for Blackberry, Apple, and Android mobile devices
  • 3D graphics, animation, rich media
  • Game development
  • Web development for mobile devices
  • Marketing and distribution of apps
  • Video and audio editing
  • AIR, JAVA, iOS

The minimal requirements are one of the following:

  • Graduate of a recognized two year college program with a strong academic mark
  • Graduate of a recognized three year university program with a strong academic mark

Potential students should be able to demonstrate their comfort with computer technology. While a programming or a layout and design background is important, it is not essential.

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

MAD 100 Mobile Technology (1st 7 weeks)
MAD 105 Web Development for Mobile Devices (1st 7 weeks)
MAD 110 Rich Media Development (1st 7 weeks)
MAD 115 Project Management (1st 7 weeks)
MAD 120 Media Development (1st 7 weeks)
MAD 200 AIR Development (2nd 7 weeks)
MAD 203 Java Development (2nd 7 weeks)
MAD 207 Web Application (2nd 7 weeks)
MAD 210 Mobile Project Development (2nd 7 weeks)
MAD 215 Game Development (2nd 7 weeks)

Semester 2

MAD 300 Android Development (1st 7 weeks)
MAD 305 3D Graphics and Animation (1st 7 weeks)
MAD 310 Rich Media and Online Services for Android Devices (1st 7 weeks)
MAD 315 Android Project Development (1st 7 weeks)
MAD 400 iOS Development (2nd 7 weeks)
MAD 405 Marketplace Promotion (2nd 7 weeks)
MAD 410 Apple OS and HTML5 (2nd 7 weeks)
MAD 415 iOS Project Development (2nd 7 weeks)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1348 - - $14527.52

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Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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