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Web Applications for Mobile Computing (graduate certificate)

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Web Applications for Mobile Computing (graduate certificate)

Web Applications for Mobile Computing (graduate certificate)

All types of businesses are using smartphones and mobile devices as the primary vehicles for communicating their products and services and mobile apps offer significant opportunities to promote just about anything. This rapidly growing business tool requires highly skilled, creative and knowledgeable designers who understand the art and science of mobile app design. In this program, you will learn strategies for layout, text and colour hierarchies on the very small space of a mobile app and how to make your design respond to various screen sizes. There are growing opportunities for great employment in this field.

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Program Description

This program is designed for individuals with work experience on the front- and back-end of web design; a web technologies-base; or a media-related diploma or degree. In just two semesters, it will show you how to use the Apple Mobile  Operating System and Android platform to deliver apps, websites and rich media. You will learn to develop, support and maintain apps for internal and external business use.

Internet users communicate using voice, text, multimedia streaming and document editing via mobile platforms. With the number of mobile subscribers climbing daily, this new graduate certificate program will prepare you for a rewarding career in this expanding field.

You will focus on:

  • Preparing and presenting a commercial website proposal and business plan
  • Designing a website solution based on a set of business requirements or client specifications
  • Creating client-friendly content management systems
  • Developing data-driven websites for multiple platforms
  • Designing and developing web services for a functioning commercial website
  • Integrating gesture recognition in a multi-touch interface environment
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Admission Requirements

  • Web technologies-based or media-related diploma or degree and/or
  • Minimum of five years of related experience in front- and back-end web design
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Career Options


  • Corporate web application designer
  • Responsive website designer
  • Self-employed web application creator
  • Single page application designer
  • Web app user interface/experience design
  • Web app programmer
  • Web app designer


  • Usability specialist company
  • Web design company
  • Web application design studio


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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$3,859$14,335

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

You will gain professional experience by working on projects for community groups and not-for-profit enterprises and will also be encouraged to pursue freelance opportunities.


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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.


Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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  • code: WAMC
  • Program length: One-year
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Media, Art & Design (MAD)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,768 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
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