Mobile Application Development – AEC LEA.CB

AEC | LEA.CB | 900 hours

Next Program: To be announced

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The market for mobile application development is constantly growing. An increase in the number of smartphone users has translated into a dramatic surge in the number of apps being used by consumers.

This program, leading to the Attestation d’études collégiales, provides specialized training to meet the increasing needs for labour in this sector.  Students will receive hands-on training in the development of mobile apps, establishing the foundation necessary to develop native and web-based apps, both on the iOS and Android mobile platforms.


By the end of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Design the architecture of a mobile application
  • Develop a mobile application
  • Organize the information required in the context of mobile devices
  • Manage the migration of an application between different platforms
  • Plan the development of the mobile version of a website
  • Ensure the quality of the application
  • Release the mobile application into the market


In order to succeed in this program, selected candidates will require basic programming skills.

Desired profile: a motivated individual who manifests an interest in new technologies and adapts well to them.

  • Significant interest in analytical work and logic
  • Methodical and strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interest in research and creation
  • Ability to adapt to different situations
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Strong ability to work in a team


  • Over 600 hours of training in the development of mobile applications.
  • A learning environment in a lab setting which promotes a hands-on approach.
  • Teachers who are knowledgeable with respect to current trends in the development of mobile applications.
  • Support in securing an internship placement.
  • Career development workshops to support your transition to the labor market.


According to Gartner, “mobility has passed the tipping point and is now the new normal. Mobile apps are now an essential technology for any business looking to compete” (Mobile Application Strategies Primer for 2017).  The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), in its 2014 report “The Appification of everything: Canada’s Apps Economy Value Chain”, stated that Quebec is a significant apps development hub, with approximately 14,000 jobs.

Although a tremendous amount of data is available on the employment outlook for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in general, recent information on employment in mobile apps development specifically is sparse, as it falls under the larger ICT umbrella.   According to the ICTC, in 2016 there were 192,900 ICT workers in Montreal, and this figure increased from 177,600 from 2015 (e-talent Canada).

Randstad recently reported that entry-level mobile developers in Montreal can expect to earn $50,000 to $70,000 annually (Randstad 2018 Professional Salary Guide, p. 81).


& Schedule


Courses# Course Name Hrs Credits Ponderation Prerequisites
420-184-AB Introduction to Programming 90 3.00 2-4-3
581-320-AB Multimedia Processing 45 1.33 1-2-1
420-185-AB Object-oriented Programming (OOP) 90 3.00 2-4-3 420-184-AB
420-188-AB Mobile Web Development 60 2.00 1-3-2 420 184-AB
420-186-AB Introduction to Android Mobile Apps 60 2.00 1-3-2 420-185-AB
420-223-AB iOS Mobile Apps I 90 3.00 2-4-3 420-185-AB
420-224-AB iOS Mobile Apps II 60 2.00 1-3-2 420-223-AB
420-225-AB Advanced Android Applications 90 3.00 2-4-3 420-186-AB
420-226-AB Integration Project 75 2.66 1-4-3 420-188-AB



420-227-AB Internship 240 5.66 0-16-1 420-226-AB
Total 900 27.65


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& Fees


  • Fulfill AEC admission requirements
  • Submit a CV to demonstrate some basic programming knowledge and experience  
  • Written and spoken English
  • Working knowledge of French an asset
  • Testing required:
    • Knowledge of computer fundamentals
    • Logic and problem-solving skills
  • Interview by the Selection Committee


This is a tuition-free program, funded by the Gouvernement du Québec (Emploi-Québec).  A referral from your Centre local d’emploi is required in order to be considered.

Parking, if required: $24 per month (Day only- free after 5pm)


Information Session(s):     TBA
Location:          Brittain Hall building

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Mobile Applications Development - Info Session Waiting list

*This program has been developed by college Ahuntsic and is also offered through Emploi-Québec in French with this college.