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Web and Mobile Computing

IMPORTANT NOTICE Students starting this program in the Fall 2019 semester or later will be required to have a program GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate.
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Credits: 15.0
Length: Two semesters
Credential: Advanced Certificate
Admission Type: Limited enrolment
program overview

Expand your knowledge of computing and information systems through hands-on training with the Web and Mobile Computing Advanced Certificate. You’ll learn practical skills in designing and developing web and mobile applications, from concept to deployment.

Excellent job prospects

An increasing shortage of skilled tech talent in B.C. has created a gap between supply and demand; this is good news for graduates of information technology (IT) programs, as B.C. tech companies are competing for employees and offering above-average wages. Rapid growth in the tech sector will lead to an expected 47,000 job openings between 2015-2021, with 12,500 of those positions expected to be filled by recent B.C. post-secondary graduates.

Expand your IT skills

To succeed in this program, you should have a background in computing and information technology. A credential (such as a certificate, diploma or degree) from a recognized post-secondary institution is recommended. This program can also be applied towards the two-year Computing Studies and Information Systems (CSIS) Diploma.

No previous experience or education in the IT field? We recommend you apply to the CSIS Diploma program instead to gain the requisite introductory knowledge.

curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 15 credits
  • 25% (4 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *

* Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

CSIS 1280

Frontend Web Development


CSIS 1275

Introduction to Programming II


CSIS 2300

Database I


CSIS 3175

Mobile Apps Development


Select one course from the following three options:

CSIS 3280

Web Based Scripting


CSIS 3375

UX Design in Mobile Applications


CSIS 3380

Advanced Web Programming with JavaScript & AJAX


Total Credits


admission requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • have an existing credential, (for example: Certificate, Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree), from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Note: Prerequisites for some required courses for this program are:

  • CSIS 1175 (or acceptable substitution*)
  • CSIS 2200 (or acceptable substitution*)

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed the requirements prior to registration.

program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.