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