Mobile Application Development – AEC LEA.CB

AEC | LEA.CB | 900 hours

Admission Period : October to December 2017

Next Program: January 15, 2018

5 days per week
Monday to Thursday from 9 am-4 pm, Friday from 9 am to 12 pm (with some exceptions)

This program is funded by Emploi-Québec: a referral from Emploi-Québec is required to be considered for this program. Please visit your local Centre Local d’Emploi and provide contract no. 552351-0 to the agent.*

Please register online for our next info session, by going to the “Info session” tab below.

Program
Overview

PROGRAM GOALS 

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.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

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

IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?

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

WHAT THE PROGRAM AT JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE OFFERS?

  • 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 and the needs of the market.
  • Support in securing an internship placement.

Job
Outlook

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).

 

Courses
and 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

420-224-AB

420-225-AB

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


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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Application
& Fees

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must obtain a referral from Emploi-Québec in order to be considered for this program. Please visit your local Centre Local d’Emploi and provide contract no. 552351-0 to the agent.

In addition to this, applicants must meet the admission requirements for programs leading to an Attestation d’études collégiales (AEC).

SPECIAL ADMISSION CONDITIONS

Applicants should possess some basic programming knowledge. 

A mandatory test focusing on logic and problem-solving skills, as well as computer knowledge, will be administered by the Centre for Continuing Education.

An interview by the admissions committee may be scheduled once the testing is complete, to evaluate the match between the candidates’ learning and career goals and the teaching objectives of the program.

Working knowledge of French is considered an asset.

OTHER FEES

This program is funded by Emploi-Québec.

Info
Session

Information Session(s): Tuesday, October 17th at 7 p.m.
Location:  Brittain Hall building – Room # TBC
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Mobile Applications Development Info Session

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