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Learn To Create Mobile Apps

Web and Mobile Application Development (WMA) is an associate certificate program from BCIT Computing and is built on top of the Applied Software Development (ASD) program.

As a web application programmer, you will learn to build on top of OOP languages in server-side web application development frameworks to produce dynamic web pages, web applications and web services.

Android and Mobile Applications in Java, ASP.NET MVC and Advanced PHP are the foundations of this program. You will also receive hands-on advanced web scripting in HTML3, CSS3, AngularJS, Node.js, and MEAN Stack Web Application Development as learning to integrate open source tools is an important aspect of WMA.

Elective options are available in Android and Mobile Applications, iOS Application Development, Java Web App Design, Quality Assurance and Software Testing, Mobile App Development with C# and MySQL for data driven websites.

Web and Mobile Application Development graduates will have an understanding of several web technologies and be able to develop, test, and deploy industry standard software applications which run on web sites and mobile devices.

Program Entry

Web and Mobile Application Development (WMA) is a second level associate certificate with very specific requirements. You must have completed ASD or have equivalent post secondary education.

You must already know how to write code and develop applications in at least two object oriented programming (OOP) language environments; C#.NET and Java, plus you must already understand web scripting and how to build web pages with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and intro PHP before starting WMA.

The WMA program is a second level associate certificate and that it requires significant prerequisite knowledge in object oriented programming with Java and C#, business analysis and systems design, as well as multiple web scripting languages.

Prerequisites:

A)
Applied Software Development (ASD) Associate Certificate plus solid web scripting skills, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and intro PHP.

Students must already have a strong understanding of object oriented programming in both Java and C#, plus Business Analysis and Systems 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

B)
WMA includes advanced web scripting and development tools, students must already have these skills as prerequisites.

COMP 1850 - Web Development and Design 1 or equivalent knowledge in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and FTP.

COMP 2015 - Introduction to JavaScript and jQuery or equivalent knowledge.

COMP 3015 - Introduction to PHP or equivalent knowledge of PHP. 

Some students may wish to complete the Applied Web Development - Associate Certificate which includes the web scripting prerequisites.

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.

Program declaration

Effective January 7th, 2016, program declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper program declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016. Students who submitted paper declaration requests prior to January 7th, 2016 are not required to pay the fee.

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined. BCIT continuously reviews programs and implements changes based on industry and market trends. Program declaration guarantees that credit for courses which are a part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.

It is not necessary to declare prior to registering in most Part-time Studies courses. It is a good idea to complete one or two courses before submitting your program declaration. Check your program's entry page for specific requirements.

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study.

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Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

Note: Please complete Applied Software Development (ASD), COMP 1850, COMP 2015 and COMP 3015 before declaring your intent to complete this program.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Costs & Supplies

The WMA program is built on top of ASD or equivalent education. The cost of the prerequisite ASD course tuition and books is approximately $4,000.

The cost of WMA alone is an additional cost of $ 5,000 tuition and books, so the total cost to complete the WMA associate certificate is approximately $9,000.

Please Note:

WMA folllows on from ASD and students must already be solid object oriented application developers in Java and C#, as well as understand HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript,  jQuery and Intro PHP.

Some students may be able to complete both ASD and WMA in sequence in around four 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 one to two courses per term.

Attendance and participation are mandatory. COMP courses have significant homework each week; budget 10+ hours per week per course. 

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required Courses: (16.5 credits) Credits
  COMP 1950 Web Development and Design 2 3.0
  COMP 2909 AngularJS 1.5
  COMP 2912 Node.js Fundamentals 1.5
  COMP 3617 Android and Mobile Applications in Java 3.0
  COMP 3913 MEAN Stack Web Application Development 1.5
  COMP 3973 ASP.NET MVC for Web Applications 3.0
  COMP 4669 Advanced Web Applications with PHP 3.0
 
2. Complete 8.5 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  COMP 2052 Android and Mobile Application Development Tools 3.0
  COMP 3613 Introduction to Java Web Application Design 3.0
  COMP 3829 Quality Assurance and Software Testing 3.0
  COMP 3912 iOS Application Development 4.0
  COMP 3917 Mobile Application Development with C# 1.5
  COMP 4662 MySQL for Data Driven Websites 1.5
 
Total Credits: 25.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Note: The Applied Software Development (ASD) associate certificate is a prerequisite for this program. Students must already have a solid understanding of object oriented programming in both Java and C#, plus systems analysis, systems design, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery and Intro PHP before starting this program.

Transfer credit

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.

Program Details

Learn industry standard web and mobile application development frameworks on top of Java, C#.NET and PHP, as well as advanced web scripting in HTML5, CSS3, Angular.JS, Node.js and MEAN Stack web development.

Elective choices include Android and Mobile, Java Web Design, iOS Application Development, QA and Software Testing and MySQL.

Student who successfully complete WMA will also have some credit in the Advanced Java Development - Associate Certificate.

BCIT curriculum may be modified in accordance with market trends in the industry.

Please Note:

WMA folllows on from ASD and students must already be solid object oriented application developers in Java and C#, as well as understand HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript,  jQuery and PHP before starting.

Some students may be able to complete both ASD and WMA and prerequisites in sequence in around four 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.

Attendance and participation are mandatory. COMP courses have significant homework each week; budget 10+ hours per week per course.

Most students complete these part-time associate certificates with one to two courses per term.

Program abandonment

  • Students approved for a part-time studies program are expected to register and complete courses on a continuous basis.

  • A student that has not completed a course from their approved program of study over a period of three consecutive academic terms will be considered to have abandoned the program.

  • Throughout the duration of the program, a student is permitted a maximum of five academic terms where they are not required to register and complete a course from their approved program of study. Students who exceed the five term maximum will be considered to have abandoned the program.

  • Students who have abandoned their approved program of study and wish to be reinstated will be required to apply for program approval for a current credential. BCIT cannot guarantee that courses taken prior to this reapplication will be credited towards the current credential.

BCIT Policy 5103 - Student Evaluation [PDF] permits a maximum of three attempts to successfully complete each course within a credential.

Graduating & Jobs

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

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