Web and Mobile Application Development (WMA) is a second level associate certificate with very specific requirements.
Students must already have a strong understanding of object oriented programming in both Java and C#, plus Systems Analysis and Design before starting this program.
Those students who have not completed ASD and have other formal post-secondary in Computing and IT must provide detailed course outlines to prove equivalence to:
COMP 2613 - Java Application Development
COMP 2614 - .NET Windows Application Development in C#
COMP 2831 - Business Analysis and Systems Design
WMA includes second level web scripting and development tools, students must already have these skills as prerequisites.
COMP 1920 - Web Scripting with PHP Level 1 or equivalent knowledge of PHP.
Some students may wish to complete the Applied Web Development - Associate Certificate simultaneously.
A number of shared credits may apply to these credentials.
Be sure that you have the required knowledge and skills before enrolling in any course.
You are also expected to have excellent command of English and Math at a BC high school Grade 12 level or equivalent.
Before starting this program, students should have some work experience or post-secondary education in either business or computing.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
Industry standard web application design skills are taught with Java,
Elective choices include second level web application courses in Android and Mobile, iOS Application Development, XML for PHP, ASP MVC and MySQL.
Programmers who successfully complete this credential will have some advanced standing in the Advanced Java Development - Associate Certificate.
BCIT curriculum may be modified in accordance with market trends in the industry.
Some students may be able to complete both ASD and WMA in sequence in around 4 years depending on course load. Keep in mind these are part-time programs and designed to be delivered one course at a time and each course has specific prerequisites.
It is not possible for most students to fast track these associate certificates due to prerequisites and scheduling, some courses are not offered every term.
Most students complete these part-time associate certificates with 1-2 courses per term.
COMP courses could have 10+ hours homework each week.
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