Mobile Application Development Certificate

Gain an in-depth introduction to mobile app development with a program designed for skilled web developers. Focus on building object-oriented programming skills in Android and iOS development environments. Graduates pursue careers in iOS and Android application development, game development, computer programming and more.

Where: Comox Valley
Starts: September
Length: 1 year
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Studying in the Mobile App Development program was a great opportunity for me. I already had experience as a software developer and the program gave me the foundational skills to get started in the industry and open my eyes to the many possibilities and opportunities I could have programming for smartphones. I absolutely love mobile development and today am employed by one of the biggest tech companies in Canada.

Lucas Storti, Mobile Application Development certificate graduate

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Program Requirements


Completion Requirements

This program is designed to be completed within 8 months of fulltime study.

Admission Requirements

  1. C in one of Provincial English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG-060, ENG-096, ENG-098, ESL-090 or equivalent; or English assessment testing.

International Language Requirements

International students must meet NIC international admission requirements.

Consider NIC’s Academic English Language program if you need to gain the skills to speak and understand English in the college environment.

Upgrade with us to meet prerequisites

Upgrade your English, math and science courses for entry into the program of your choice. Succeed with the help of NIC’s supportive instructors. Courses are flexible and start several times a year so you can learn at your own pace. We offer daytime and evening options. Learn more

To Be Successful

Previous programming experience is essential for this advanced certificate. If you are new to mobile application development, you may be interested in the Web and Mobile Application Development diploma.

Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5056 | Location RAV - 108B

Ashley Blacquiere

Ashley Blacquiere
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5045 | Location TYE - 121A

Frank Lu

Frank Lu


Business Administration, Computer Science Technology, Fine Arts, Mathematics-Science

MSc (Business Admin) in Management Info Systems (UBC, 1992)

Subjects: Business, Info Tech & Comp Science, Interactive Media, Mathematics
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5046 | Location TYE - 121

Steve Mackey

Steve Mackey
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4105 | Location TYE - 121

Sara Vipond

Sara Vipond


Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, (York University, 2005)


Subjects: Fine Arts
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4100 | Location DIS - 215

Program Highlights

  • Receive accelerated instruction in iOS and Android development
  • Learn how to program in the Swift and Java programming languages
  • Use Xcode and Android Studio IDEs to develop real smartphone apps
  • Learn how to use foundational web technologies, such as HTML and CSS
  • Develop interactive experiences on the web using JavaScript
  • Use workflows and applications employed in the software development industry

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are equipped to pursue employment in the fields of iOS and Android application development, game development and computer programming. Graduates may also choose to continue their studies with North Island College by continuing with either the Web + Mobile App Development Diploma, or the Communications Design Diploma.

Supply List

You are required to have sufficient hardware and software for completing coursework. Please review the supply list document for a complete description of technical requirements.

Tuition & Costs Estimate

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Tuition $3,025
NISU Fees $130
Lab Fees $220
Books $1,530
Learner Resource $160
Health and Dental $275
Total $5,340

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

This program is tuition refund Category 1.

International Fees

Tuition $13,500
NISU Fees $130
Student Services Fees $900
Lab Fees $220
Learner Resource $160
Health and Dental $275
Total $15,185

Additional Costs for International Students include the $100 Application fee (required).

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

For more information on tuition costs and refunds refer to International Tuition and Costs.