Computer Systems Technology - Software Development - 559

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
From web apps and mobile apps to systems analysis and database design, learn to develop the software that everyone wants to use.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Learn the foundational skills for software application development. This hands-on program covers key topics including a variety of programming languages, web application development, mobile application development, systems analysis, database design, quality assurance testing, technical writing, and communication skills.

What you'll learn

  • Gain experience and knowledge with a broad range of experience in software application development, databases management system and development tools.

  • Explore:

    • Web languages including HTML, JavaScript (Ajax, JSON), PHP, ASP.NET and Node.js.

    • Programming languages including Python, Java and C#

    • Mobile application development for Android and iOS

    • Database architecture using MySQL and Oracle

    • Tools and frameworks including IntelliJ, Visual Studio, Android Studio, MVC, Laravel and WordPress

    • Project management including metrics for optimizing IT projects

    • Internet of Things (IoT) using Raspberry Pi

    • Machine Learning

    • Technical writing and presentations

    • Systems/business analysis

Before you begin first semester in the Computer Science and Information Technology department you can visit our New CSAIT Students page to learn about software you can install and tutorials to help you hit the ground running.

Program Length

3 academic years (6 academic semesters), plus 3 co-op semesters

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Program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered.

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Tuition and Fees

2020 - 2021 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $753.47 $698.20
Co-op Fees $220.47 $247.36
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,327.98 $2,299.60
Total 1st Year Fees $4,627.58

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2020 - 2021 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,879.00 $7,935.00
Co-op Fees $220.47 $247.36
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,549.47 $8,557.36
Total 1st Year Fees $17,106.83

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics, MAP4C ≥ 60%; or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent
  • A working knowledge in computers and desktop applications is required for success in this program

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • With over 1100 computers in computer labs, there is no need to bring your own device.
  • Using the same tools and technologies that are used in industry today to prepare you for a dynamic career in technology.
  • Gain valuable industry experience during co-op work terms.
  • Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone development project.
  • Participate in applied research and projects with industry partners to develop real-world software solutions

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Co-op Content

Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

September to December January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Work Term 2 (Co-op) Semester 5 Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Semester 6    

Co-op Format (Fall Intake) - Alternate

September to December January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Semester 3 Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op)
Semester 4 Semester 5 Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Semester 6    

Co-op Format (Winter Intake)

January to April May to August September to December
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op)
Semester 5 Work Term 3 (Co-op) Semester 6

Co-op Format (Winter Intake) - Alternate

January to April May to August September to December
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op) Semester 4
Semester 5 Work Term 3 (Co-op) Semester 6

Learn more about Computer Systems Technology - Software Development

Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual experiences and exposures)

First and Second Work Term:

  • Web Technologies - HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Software Application Development - Java, C#, PHP
  • Database – SQL
  • Technical Writing
  • Help Desk Support

Third Work Term

  • Web technologies - HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP,
  • Software Application Development - Java, , C#, PHP, ASP.NET, WordPress
  • Mobile Application Development- Android
  • Database- SQL, Oracle
  • Technical Writing
  • Project Planning
  • Help Desk Support

    Career Opportunities

    • Software Application Developer (Web, Mobile Desktop)
    • Systems/Business Analyst
    • Database Administrator
    • Technical Writer
    • Software Quality Assurance Tester
    • Assistant Project Manager
    • Help Desk Support
    Co-op Rate  
    Range: $14.25 - $26.50 Average: $17.00

     

    For further information, please contact:

    Natasha Turgeon
    Phone: 905-575-2241
    Email: natasha.turgeon [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Natasha Turgeon)

    Opportunities

    Opportunities

     

    Mohawk Pathways 

    Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, and Ontario College Certificate programs are eligible to enroll into the Computer Systems Technology - Software Development program: 

    Graduates from the Computer Systems Technology - Software Development program are eligible to enroll into the following Degree, and Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs:

     

    View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

    Your future career options

    • Web/Mobile/Desktop Software Developer
    • Application Developer
    • Systems/Business Analyst
    • Database Administrator
    • Technical Writer
    • Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    • Project Manager

    Where you could work includes

    • Technical and Information Services
    • Professional Business and Financial Services
    • Health Care Services
    • Manufacturing Services
    • Government and Education Services

    Course Overview & Descriptions

    Click on the course title for a course description.

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

    In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

    Additional Information

    Students are required to purchase a 1TB USB-powered Hard Drive.

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