Mobile Application Development (MAHW)

This 2-year Cambrian College graduate certificate program prepares students to enter the rapidly changing field of mobile application development.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Time commitment: 25-35 hours per week
  • Campus: North York
  • Subject: I.T.
  • Language: English
  • Level of study: Graduate Certificate

About the program

The demand for access to information on the mobile device continues to grow and evolve. In the first two semesters of this program, students will learn and apply the fundamentals of web and mobile application development for smartphones and tablets. Students will also develop essential programming skills required for the rapidly changing mobile applications.

Future pathways

  • Academic Opportunities:
  • This two-year program has the option of the independent study project that can be completed in either semesters three or four. Students will also be required to complete at least one paid co-op work term.
  • Employment Opportunities:
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Financial institutions
  • Software development companies
  • Educational institutions
  • Health services
  • Employment services

Program outline

To be considered, applicants require a post-secondary diploma or degree from an Ontario College or equivalent, including:

  • Graduate of a recognized two or three-year post-secondary I.T. related program
  • Graduate of a recognized two or three-year post-secondary program, and relevant work experience in the I.T. industry (may be considered on an individual basis)

Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must achieve the minimum requirements of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 issued in the past 24 months. A Duolingo score of 120+ is also required for all post-graduate certificate programs.

All other acceptable tests and results for admission can be found here.


    • Exemptions may be granted to students who have completed at least 3 years of formal academic studies in which English was the medium of instruction.
    • Students can also satisfy the English language proficiency requirement by successfully completing the EAP program offered by Hanson Language School

**Hanson College specializes in educating international students and only accepts non-Canadian applicants possessing valid study permits into programs for which it partners with Cambrian College.

Semester 1

App Development for iOS (ISP1002, 5 credits)

Database Management & Warehousing (DBA1000, 4 credits)

App Development for Web (WEB1001, 4 credits)

App Development for Android (JAV1001, 5 credits)

Foundations of B.A. (BTA1002, 4 credits)

Semester 2

Advanced iOS Development (CMP1000, 5 credits) 

Advanced Web Development (CMP1005, 4 credits)

Cloud Computing and Implementation (ISP1003, 4 credits)

Advanced Android Development (ISP1004, 5 credits)

Project Management (PRM1000, 4 credits)

Semester 3

Co-op 1 or Applied Project* (BUS1070/BUS1103, 12 credits each)

Semester 4

Co-op 1 or Applied Project* (BUS1070/BUS1103, 12 credits each)

 *Students must complete a minimum of one Co-op.


Cost (CAD)

Term 1$8,151.00
Term 2$8,151.00
Term 3$1,500.00
Term 4$1,500.00
  • Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.
  • Fees do include medical insurance ($275) and ancillary fees ($414.40).
  • Technology

This fee is used to support technology in the classroom, open access labs, library technologies, program specific requests for specialized equipment within programs, required software to support academic program needs and learning tools and supports. As well as the development and support of Hanson App

  • Student Life Centre

This fee assists in the running of the Student Centre and associated activities and services.

  • Gym Memberships

This fee supports and provides the student with a membership to LA Fitness. Given the circumstances of COVID-19, this is currently not applicable to students.

  • Student Recreation

This fee supports the intramural and extramural sporting events accessible to all students.

  • Health Insurance

All students have access to health benefits. This fee covers the cost of that insurance. Students may be eligible to opt-out of this insurance and receive a refund from the provider if they have pre-existing and comparable coverage.

  • Student ID & Print Card

This fee supports the production of the student card & student print card.

  • Student Achievement and Records

This fee is for the preparation and/or completion and postage related to official letters, forms, transcripts, and other student records. This fee supports the costs associated with hosting convocation ceremonies for students, including providing regalia for graduates.

  • Career Services

This fee supports career-related services, including career counselling, information sessions, career fair, etc.

  • Academic Support

This fee supports services such as Peer Tutoring and other various Academic Workshops & Supports

  • Health and Counselling

This fee provides students access to basic health resources and health professionals on campus, including mental health and well-being.

  • CSC – Health Programming

The fee provides all students with access to various mental health programming opportunities provided by Hanson College. These may include animal therapy events, healthy eating education, and various awareness campaigns.

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