Mobile Application Development – AEC LEA.CB

AEC | LEA.CB | 900 hours

Admission Period : Sept-Nov, 2017

Next Program: January 2018, 5 days per week (Monday to Friday from 1pm-6:30pm).

This program is funded by Emploi-Québec— a referral from Emploi-Québec is required to be considered for this program. Please visit your local Centre Local d’Emploi and provide contract no. 535682-0 to the agent.*

Please complete the online form (Info Session Tab) if you wish to be contacted once an Information Session is announced.

Download the Program Information here

Program
Overview

PROGRAM GOALS AND PROFESSIONAL PERPECTIVE

The market for mobile application development is constantly growing. Mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) are becoming more and more efficient. Beyond the devices themselves, their great strength resides in the applications to which they give access and that affects all fields. The program, leading to the Attestation d’études collégiales, aims to train specialized technicians that are able to meet the increasing needs for labour in this sector.

Such a technician will be able to perform the tasks directly related to Mobile Application Development, both native and Web, on different existing mobile platforms such as Android or IOS. This program will offer the opportunity to work either as a self-employed worker or in the public or private sectors.

The demand for mobile application developers in the current labor market is high, and is expected to grow significantly over the next few years. Mobile Application Development is key to conquering new markets and to sustaining the visibility of any business or organization.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

By the end of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Design the architecture of a mobile application
  • Develop a mobile application
  • Organize the information required in the context of mobile devices
  • Manage the migration of an application between different platforms
  • Plan the development of the mobile version of a website
  • Ensure the quality of the application
  • Release the mobile application into the market
  • Keep up-to-date with new technology

IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?

This program is open to anyone interested in acquiring the necessary skills leading to Mobile Application Development in accordance with quality standards.

Desired profile: a motivated individual who manifests an interest in new technologies and adapts well to them.

  • Significant interest in analytical work and logic
  • Methodical and strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy Strong interest in research and creation
  • Ability to adapt to different situations
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Strong ability to work in a team

WHAT THE JAC PROGRAM OFFERS ME?

This program offers:

  • Many hours of training in the development of mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms
  • Internship placement within a company. In order to promote the placement of students, the projects entrusted during the internship will reflect the real situations that graduates will face in the labor market.
  • Dedicated classrooms with sophisticated equipment in sufficient numbers to accommodate all students.
  • Teachers who have experience in the business and who are familiar with the needs of the market. Their teaching is at the cutting edge of the development of new technologies and best practices in ICT companies.

Job
Outlook

The market for the development of mobile applications platforms is continuously expanding as indicated in the statistics below:

  • According to the Information and Communications Technology Council, the Industry revenues are expected to reach $2.2-billion in 2016, as Canadians increasingly buy advanced smartphones with applications for everything from mapping and directions to social networking, sports scores, media apps and restaurant reviews. Technical employees – such as programmers – receive an average salary of about $68,000, and as many as 51,000 Canadians are employed in mobile software.[1]
  • In 2015, 57% of households have at least one smartphone
  • World sales of tablets are stable, and 50.7% of Quebec households have at least one digital tablet
  • In Québec, by 2015, 25% of mobile users make online purchases, an increase of 6% over the previous year.
  • In Quebec, in 2013, close to one million people accessed their bank accounts to check their balances or view statements, and about 700,000 people had banking from their mobile device.

Our program leads to an AEC (Attestation d’études collégiales) and aims to train specialized technicians to meet the growing needs of skilled labor in this sector. Graduates will have the opportunity to work either as a self-employed worker or in the public or private sectors.

[1] Retrieved from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/app-economy-51000-canadians-employed-in-mobile-software/article4620667/ on June 21, 2017.

Courses
and Schedule

 

Courses# Course Name Hrs Credits Ponderation Prerequisites
420-184-AB Introduction to Programming 90 3.00 2-4-3
581-320-AB Multimedia Processing 45 1.33 1-2-1
420-185-AB Object-oriented Programming (OOP) 90 3.00 2-4-3 420-184-AB
420-188-AB Mobile Web Development 60 2.00 1-3-2 420 184-AB
420-186-AB Introduction to Android Mobile Apps 60 2.00 1-3-2 420-185-AB
420-223-AB iOS Mobile Apps I 90 3.00 2-4-3 420-185-AB
420-224-AB iOS Mobile Apps II 60 2.00 1-3-2 420-223-AB
420-225-AB Advanced Android Applications 90 3.00 2-4-3 420-186-AB
420-226-AB Integration Project 75 2.66 1-4-3 420-188-AB

420-224-AB

420-225-AB

420-227-AB Internship in Business 240 5.66 0-16-1 420-226-AB
Total 900 27.65


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Click on each course to learn more

Application
& Fees

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible for a program leading to an AEC, a person must meet the following conditions:

  • Fulfill AEC Admission Requirements
  • Secondary V or equivalent diploma
  • Working knowledge of French an asset
  • Interview by the admission committee to evaluate the match between the candidates’ learning and career goals and the teaching objectives of the program

SPECIAL ADMISSION CONDITIONS

To be eligible for this program leading to an AEC in Mobile Application Development, students should possess some computer knowledge or relevant work experience in the field of computer science. The individual could also be subject to an Aptitude test on logical problem solving and computer knowledge, administered by the College.

OTHER FEES

  • Testing fee: $75

Info
Session

Information Session(s): To Be Confirmed
Location:  Brittain Hall building – Room # TBC
Campus map

Please complete the following information form if you wish to be contacted when a new program start date is announced.

Mobile Applications Development - Info Session Waiting list

*This program has been developed by college Ahuntsic and is also offered through Emploi Quebec in French with this college.