Software Developer – Mobile Applications Arnprior Campus | Ottawa Campus |

Software Developer – Mobile Applications Arnprior Campus | Ottawa Campus |

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Become A Mobile Software Developer

Willis College’s 70-week Software Developer – Mobile Applications Program teaches you the skills required to become a software developer and join this lucrative market. These skills apply to mobile software development and traditional desktop/server software development.

This program will teach you the skills required to become a Software Developer and join this lucrative market. These skills apply to mobile software development and traditional desktop/server software development.

While multi-year programs compartmentalize subjects and go into great depths, this program trims content to progressively focus on the essential principles and tools for an entry-level software developer position. These principles are taught through practical examples, repeated in various scenarios, and used to give students a comparative view from which they learn insight and intuition – critical for the never-ending learning in software development.

You can become a Mobile Software Developer and start your dream career in a booming industry in just 70 weeks! Our hands-on program includes an exciting Co-Op, so you’ll graduate with the most up-to-date industry knowledge and relevant work experience.

Throughout your Software Developer – Mobile Applications Program, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create, debug, troubleshoot, and maintain code and software systems
  • Use software development tools like Android Studio
  • Use principles of Object-Oriented Design
  • Develop solutions for mobile apps
  • Manage projects
  • And more!

At Willis College, we care about our students, and we have 150+ years of experience training them for their careers! We’re happy to provide our students with the following benefits of studying with us:

  • Connections with leading employers, including Fortune 500 companies
  • Build a portfolio of your work throughout the program
  • A laptop for your usage during the program with 24/7 access to the labs and software
  • Certified and industry-experienced instructors
  • Career and job preparation seminars
  • Financial aid options may be available if you qualify
  • And More!

All of our programs are currently being delivered in a virtual classroom environment.

During this time of social distancing, we are available to help you with your career goals. You don’t need to worry about how you are going to plan your education future. We are conducting all of our Admissions Meetings and School Information Sessions over the phone to help you start your career training this year!

Programs are either delivered 100% online or a combination of online and on-campus lab time. Once it is deemed safe to do so, we will be returning to on-campus, in-class learning.


Total program length is 70 weeks
53 instructional weeks, 12 weeks practicum placement
Up to 5 weeks of breaks

Job Market

Successful graduates of this program may pursue a variety of interesting positions, including:

  • Web Programmer / Developer
  • Application Programmer / Developer
  • Internet Site Designer
  • Software Programmer / Developer
  • Mobile Programmer / Developer
  • Database Programmer / Developer
  • iPhone Programmer / Developer
  • Android Programmer / Developer
  • BlackBerry Programmer / Developer
  • Window Phone Programmer / Developer

Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training, or experience.

Salary Information

Average Wage ($/hr) – $38.46
High Wage ($/hr) – $57.69
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 2174
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Admission Requirements

Minimum Grade 12 (Secondary School Diploma) or GED equivalence


Willis College Entrance Assessment. If you are a Mature Student, you can gain admittance by writing a free entrance assessment. Note: students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.

Are you looking to apply as an International Student?

Find out more about international student admissions requirements.

Program Outline

  • Android Development I – Logics and Algorithms in Java
  • Android Development II – Data: Structures, Storage and Processing
  • Android Development III - Design Development & Object-Oriented Programming
  • Career Management
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3)
  • HTML
  • Hybrid Mobile & Web Development
  • Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Effective Learning
  • Introduction to Source Control Systems
  • iOS Development I - Introduction Mac and Development Tools
  • iOS Development II - Design Principles and UX
  • iOS Development III - Advanced Development and Design
  • JavaScript Language
  • Labs I
  • Labs II
  • PHP Programming
  • Practicum (Co-op)
  • Project Management I
I left Willis College with a new-found confidence and a full-time job with a reputable company. I feel like there are endless opportunities for me now and I have a bright future ahead of me with a challenging and rewarding career. Willis College was one of the best decisions of my life. Laura Willey Willis College

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