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Mobile Solutions Development (Graduate Certificate) (Co-op)

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
Engineering & Information Technology
Academic Year:
2014 / 2015
Accelerated Delivery?

About the Program

Mobile Solutions Development (MSD) will be a 4 semester program - 3 academic semesters, with 1 mandatory co-op semesters. The program will offer students a strong practical background in mobile solutions design and development that encompasses different devices, operating systems, database and network infrastructures, as well as coverage of software quality and the security aspects to mobile solution development.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2015 (Closed) - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2015 (Closed) - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: May
First-Year Capacity: 30

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree in any of these areas:

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: Please refer to program fee chart for information.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. Please refer to international program fee chart for information.
*Books and supplies are additional.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is not available for this program.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Students graduate with software development and mobile user interface design skills and experience necessary to design and implement high quality mobile software solutions for industry or entrepreneurial endeavours. Entry level positions for graduates of this program include mobile software developer, mobile application developer, app designer, app tester, mobile solutions tester, quality control professional and entrepreneur. In addition to these, career path opportunities would include project manager, user experience (UX) designer and industry consultant.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

For more information on the PLAR process, please visit the testing website.

Course Information
Course # Courses
Level One
CDEV1020 Co-op and Career Preparation
INFO8220 Technology Infrastructure Principles
INFO8230 Systems Development: Concepts and Analysis
PROG8140 Software Development Techniques
PROG8150 User Interface Design Principles
PROG8160 Web Design and Development Principles
Level Two
INFO8240 Systems Design
INFO8250 Mobile Application Design
PROG8080 Programming: Database Management
PROG8170 Software Quality Assurance Techniques
PROG8180 Web Technologies
Level Three
COOP8070 Co-op Work Term I (Mobile Solutions Development)
Level Four
ENTR8200 Entrepreneurship for Mobile Development
PROG8190 Computer and Application Security
PROG8210 Mobile Application Development
PROG8220 Mobile Solutions Capstone Project

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

How to Apply to the Program

Domestic students should apply using a Conestoga College Program Application Form. This form can be obtained from any Conestoga College campus OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office OR by using the College website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr.
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2015 Doon Closed
MAY, 2015 Doon Closed
** Status applicable to domestic students

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