Information Technology: Web and Mobile Application Development

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonSeptember 2018 Cost Estimate

Program Overview

Web and Mobile App Developers make life easier and more entertaining. They work in creative environments with the latest technology and equipment. You’ll learn how to design, build, and deploy enterprise internet/intranet and mobile based applications that can be implemented in areas such as e-commerce, business management, client maintenance and employee support for both conventional and mobile devices. In a world where business happens anytime and anywhere, successful organizations are eager to hire qualified App Developers.
Please Note: Students will have adequate preparation for writing exams that lead to industry certification such as MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer).


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of Information Technology (IT) are attractive to organizations at all levels in the IT field, and they are finding and retaining related employment across the entire spectrum of the New Brunswick market, ranging from small independent shops, through large private organizations, to the government itself. Typical employment may include web development, programming analysis, database development, or systems analysis in either corporate employ or consulting.

    Graduate follow-up surveys have consistently revealed a relevant employment rate in excess of 90 percent. With all estimates pointing toward healthy growth in the IT industry, the outlook for Information Technology graduates is positive.

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    Specific Considerations

    High School students having taken IT120 will receive credit for Computer Application SAAL1388 delivered in first term of all NBCC IT offerings. High School students may also be given credit for Cisco Networking Academy Program courses they have taken in high school.

    This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. To find these technical specifications, see L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

    Program Courses

    As global markets become increasingly competitive, employers are seeking information technology (IT) professionals who are not only talented developers or systems administrators, but also understand business.  In this course, students learn to consider the impact of information technology systems from a broader perspective, while developing their own communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.  Students are introduced to business structures and environments.  Through class discussions, assigned readings, in-class studies, and business case analysis, students develop a viable business vocabulary, an understanding of internal business functions, and the potential to improve business operations and increase profit margins by leveraging technology. 

    In this course, students acquire foundational knowledge in computer hardware. This will enable the student to describe the physical makeup of a computer, assemble a computer from parts, and perform basic system troubleshooting.

    This course is the first in a series of two that helps students prepare for the exams required for those seeking the CompTIA A+ certification.

    This course teaches students how to create documents that are organized, unified, and coherent.

    The students learn how to write SQL statements to create and query a database with SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) and SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML). Coverage includes commands to insert, update, and delete database data and construct complex queries using joins, conditional SQL statements, and aggregate functions.

    The students learn how to write SQL stored procedures and triggers to create and maintain data in a database. Coverage includes various parameter types, concurrency, locking issues and transactions.


    • DATA1024

    This course introduces the concept of relational database design and the fundamental skills needed to develop a database and its related application. The course deals with the physical, logical, and managerial aspects of database design. Additionally, current theoretical concepts are put into practice using current database architectures and technology.

    This course presents math concepts that are relevant to the information systems field. Topics include review of number systems, computer arithmetic, sets and relations, matrices, and linear equations. In addition, the course introduces elementary statistics, including descriptive statistics, probability distributions and sampling.

    This course introduces the concept of web development and provides the student with the knowledge to develop a well-designed Web site through the use of HTML and CSS.

    Responsive Web Design is a web design approach aimed at providing optimal viewing across a wide variety of devices from desktop computers to mobile devices. In this course, students gain experience in creating responsive web designs that meet specifications and are capable of adapting to any device on which they are displayed. Students learn how to use flexible grids, layouts, images and CSS media queries to make their designs responsive. Testing methodologies and best practices in the design of mobile web applications are also discussed.


    • MULT1083

    In this course, through a blend of theory and practical application, students learn to manipulate digital images and create graphic elements appropriate for web design. Using current web tools and best practices, students learn to build interface elements and to optimize their digital creations to ensure web designs load quickly and efficiently.


    • MULT1083

    This course introduces students to fundamental networking concepts and technologies including architecture, structure, functions and components. These constructs, in addition to the structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations, provide a foundation for further study in networks.


    This course enables students to develop the level of technological competence to implement and maintain a desktop operating system in a Microsoft Windows enterprise environment. Through a combination of classroom lectures, demonstrations and lab work, students learn to install, deploy, and upgrade a Windows Operating System (OS). Students learn to maintain systems with an emphasis on reliability issues and performance. Topics include: pre-installation and post-installation system settings, security features, system maintenance, network connectivity applications, and mobile computing.

    This course is one in a series of three that helps students prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification.

    Participants are challenged to apply human relations and interpersonal communications theory to workplace-based and real life situations. They use a problem solving perspective in suggesting and carrying out appropriate communication strategies and techniques.

    This course will introduce students to job search techniques.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of application design and programming. Students learn to use a development framework, interface and associated toolset for rapid application development. The course covers introductory elements of event driven programming including forms design, extensive use of controls, properties, methods, events, selection structures, loops, sub procedures, and functions.

    This course provides students with exposure to advanced techniques in server side web application development.


    • PROG1179F
    • PROG1025

    This course will provide the student with both the learning and the practical experience in creating robust, scalable e-commerce web applications for use on the internet.


    • DATA1025
    • PROG1121J

    Students create Java applications using the current Java SDK and a number of integrated development environments. This course is a comprehensive first Java course for students who have already programmed extensively in another object oriented language.


    • PROG1311B

    This course introduces the students to database programming.   As an essential part of understanding and building user applications, students learn to connect and update the data in a database.


    • PROG1017G

    In this course, students study the JavaScript programming language and become familiar with some fundamental programming concepts.


    • MULT1083

    This course introduces students to an n-tier design methodology that utilizes advanced architectural concepts to optimize scalability and performance. The students build applications that use a back-office database for robust data storage, use business, utility and data assemblies to segment functionality, and use stored procedures to manage concurrency issues and transaction processing.


    • DATA1025
    • SYST1017
    • PROG1311B

    This course requires the students to develop an application using the skills learned throughout the program. The project requires the students to carry out a comprehensive OOAD followed by the development of an n-tier Web/Windows intranet application that supports a set of explicitly defined specifications. The students work in teams. Time outside of class is necessary to complete the project. Much of the allocated class hours are spent in interview situations with the client/instructor and with team members. Progress is closely monitored. Due to the practical nature of the course, final and supplemental exams are not administered.

    Students learn the comprehensive steps required for building dynamic, data-driven, interactive server-side websites with PHP. A variety of practical real world projects drive the learning.


    • DATA1025

    This course exposes students to the conditions and expectations of the work force. Students are given work assignments in areas pertaining to their studies. Job assignments are made on the basis of a student’s ability and interest.

    Students learn alternative approaches to web development. The actual subject matter may change year to year as emerging technologies and techniques are revealed, and may also vary according to industry trends.


    • DATA1025
    • PROG1311B

    Students apply advanced Java development and programming concepts to Java Platform, Enterprise Edition technologies.


    • PROG1090J

    In this course, students study mobile application development techniques and become familiar with the basic concepts in developing for a variety of devices.


    • MULT1170
    • PROG1128

    Mobile devices have become an important part of our daily lives. In this course, students are introduced to Android application programming using Java as a solid foundation for designing, creating and deploying applications into the Google Play Store. Topics include views, activities, intents, broadcast receivers, and content providers. Location-based services, sensors and app deployment are also covered.


    • PROG1090J

    This course introduces the student to the higher-level concepts of object-oriented programming. The course covers introductory and advanced elements of object-oriented programming including inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, encapsulation, abstraction and aggregation. The methodology of architecting an object-oriented programming solution aimed at solving a business problem is discussed.


    • PROG1017G

    Mobile Apps has become a huge industry.  Swift is the newest development language for Mac and iOS application development, including Mac, IPhone and IPad. In this course, students begin by learning to create, compile and run Swift programs using (the ) Xcode development environment. Students then apply these skills using (Xcode) to create graphical end-user iOS applications that follow the (Model) View Controller (MVC) pattern.

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate a project within a team environment. Students learn effective project management techniques that allow them to monitor all work activities and ensure a quality product while remaining within budget and meeting all contract requirements.

    A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the fundamentals of analysis, design and the development process using an object-oriented approach, including Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Unified Modeling Language (UML).

    In this course, students gain exposure to the software testing process with a focus on product quality subsequent to unit testing. Software testing is examined from the perspective of the stakeholders involved.

    NOC Codes

    2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers

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