Software Development Diploma

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Software Development Diploma


56 Weeks




On-site / Online / Combination



Software Development Diploma Summary

ABM College’s Software Development Diploma Program is a 56-week course designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and innovative training to have a successful career post‑graduation. Students learn industry standards and procedures, web development, network and design fundamentals, as well as scripting languages. The online Software Development Program ends with a 4-week practicum that enables students to apply their in-class learning to a real-world work environment in the software development industry.

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Software Development Diploma Highlights

The purpose of the Software Development Certification Program is to provide students with the foundational knowledge, innovative problem solving skills, experience and immersive training to fearlessly enter into one of the quickest-growing career paths in Canada. Software Developers are in particularly high demand due to the increasing number of tech businesses around the world.

Discover key features of the Software Development Diploma program:

  • Develop the skills necessary to create interactive, industry-standard software and applications, including dynamic web pages and CSS animation.
  • Learn core programming languages and become fluent in writing, editing, and debugging code such as Java, JavaScript, Python, C, C++, C#, and more.
  • Study the fundamentals of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI).
  • Explore database management to design optimized databases and SQL to effectively communicate and extract information from them.
  • Employ networking and cloud computing solutions such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services to manage applications.

Career Opportunities

  • Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Development Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Technician

Salary Range

A chart showing the average salary range of $63,377 to $105,000 for a Software Developer in Canada

Software Development Diploma Information Kit

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Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

1. Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. 2. Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam. 3. Passing score on the Accuplacer Test. 4. Successful interview with ABM College Admissions.

Mature Admission

1. Applicants must be out of high school for at least two years. 2. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to admission. 3. Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam. 4. Passing score on the Accuplacer Test. 5. Successful interview with ABM College Admissions.

Detailed & International Requirements

For any other program or region-specific requirements, please contact one of our Admissions Advisors. For International Students, please refer to the International Students Admission Requirements.

Domestic Detailed Admission Requirements

Software developer employment is projected to grow 21% by 2028, which is faster than the average projected rate of growth for all occupations (5%).

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Course Curriculum

1 - Programming Fundamentals

Acquire a robust foundation in computer programming with our Programming Fundamentals module. Immerse yourself in essential coding concepts, algorithmic thinking, and problem-solving techniques. Enhance your mathematical and logical aptitude for effective programming. Students will dive into contemporary operating systems, including Linux, and unravel the complexities of challenges posed by modern information technology. Prepare to excel in the dynamic realm of software development.

2 - Introduction to Team Communications

Elevate your team communication and project coordination prowess within the realm of IT. Uncover pivotal roles within IT project teams and master the art of conveying precise technical information among team members. Real-world instances illuminate the inner workings of contemporary technology enterprises and IT teams, fostering adeptness in collaboration.

3 - Computer Programming with C, C++, C#

Description: Explore the foundational tenets of software development through the prism of C, C++, and C# programming languages. Attain a comprehensive grasp of coding logic and syntax, enabling the construction of a robust coding skill set. Engage in practical applications of each language while honing problem-solving abilities through hands-on programming projects. Develop expertise in error debugging and troubleshooting, vital skills for producing dependable code.

4 - .NET Framework

Embark on a journey through the dynamic world of software development with the .NET Framework, a cornerstone of modern programming. Dive into crafting versatile Windows forms and robust web applications by harnessing multiple programming languages. Via hands-on experience using Microsoft Visual Studio, cultivate an encompassing understanding of the .NET ecosystem with the latest entity framework, refining coding proficiency and preparing for forefront industry innovation.

5 - UX and UI Design Fundamentals

Uncover the core principles of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design in this dynamic course. Through practical applications and real-world examples, you'll gain insights into crafting intuitive interface layouts, conducting impactful usability tests, mastering navigation principles, and creating visually captivating and bootstrap designs. Explore the nexus between design and business triumph as you assimilate industry-leading practices for achieving optimal UX and UI outcomes. Embark on a journey to shape digital experiences that seamlessly merge aesthetics and functionality.

6 - Fundamentals of Object-Oriented software Design

Explore the foundational principles of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in this comprehensive module. Gain a deep understanding of key concepts such as classes, objects, inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism. Learn to design elegant, modular, and maintainable software solutions through hands-on projects and real-world examples. Master the art of creating robust and flexible software architectures that form the basis of modern software development practices. Develop the skills to think critically and creatively while solving complex programming challenges using the principles of OOP. This module serves as the cornerstone for building a strong software development foundation.

7 - Java, JavaScript and Jquery

Explore the fundamental pillars of modern software development with our comprehensive module focusing on Java, JavaScript, and jQuery. Dive into the world of Java programming, mastering its syntax, object-oriented principles, and practical application in building robust, scalable software solutions. Delve into the realm of JavaScript, uncovering its dynamic capabilities and learning to create interactive, client-side web applications. Harness the power of jQuery to streamline web development, gaining expertise in efficient DOM manipulation and event handling. Through hands-on projects and real-world examples, cultivate a strong foundation in these essential technologies, equipping yourself for success in the ever-evolving landscape of software development.

8 – Python

Explore the fundamentals of programming with Python in our comprehensive software development course. Gain a solid foundation in coding concepts, syntax, data structures, and algorithmic thinking. Develop practical skills through hands-on projects, preparing you to create efficient and versatile software solutions.

9 - Introduction to Databases

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts that underpin modern databases. Explore the significance of structured data management, relational database models, data querying languages, and best practices for database design. Develop the skills necessary to create and manage databases effectively, setting a solid foundation for a successful journey in software development.

10 - Structured Query Language

Unlock the power of data manipulation and management with our Structured Query Language (SQL) module. Learn to design, query, and maintain relational databases efficiently. Acquire essential skills to retrieve, update, and analyze data, making you adept at database-driven application development. Harness SQL's capabilities and enhance your software development prowess in this comprehensive module.

11 - Introduction to IoT and Networking

Explore the dynamic realm of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Networking in this comprehensive module. Gain insights into the principles underlying interconnected devices, data transmission, and network architectures. Acquire the foundational knowledge necessary to design, develop, and manage innovative IoT solutions, setting a strong footing for a successful career in software development.

12 - Amazon Web Services

Explore the foundational concepts of cloud computing through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) module. Gain a comprehensive understanding of AWS services, architecture, and deployment models. Learn to create and manage scalable and reliable cloud solutions, utilizing tools such as EC2, S3, Lambda, and more. Elevate your software development skills by harnessing the power of AWS to deliver efficient, resilient, and globally accessible applications. Master the art of cloud-native development and unlock the potential of cutting-edge cloud technologies.

13 - Microsoft Azure

Discover the limitless possibilities of cloud computing with Microsoft Azure in our comprehensive software development course. Gain hands-on experience in designing, deploying, and managing scalable applications using Azure services. Learn how to leverage Azure's cutting-edge tools to create robust, secure, and efficient solutions that meet real-world business needs. Elevate your coding skills and embark on a journey into the dynamic realm of cloud application development.

14 - Introduction to Web Development

Explore the fundamental concepts of modern web development in this comprehensive course. Gain a solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and learn how to create interactive and visually appealing websites. Dive into responsive design principles and best practices for user experience. By the end of this module, you'll be equipped with the foundational knowledge to embark on your journey in the dynamic world of web development.

15 - HTML and CSS

Master the cornerstone of modern web development with our HTML and CSS Fundamentals module. Learn to craft structurally sound and visually appealing web pages using HTML for content structure and CSS for styling and layout. Dive into essential concepts like tags, elements, selectors, and responsive design, equipping you with the skills to create captivating and user-friendly websites. Join us to build a strong foundation in web development through hands-on projects and expert guidance.

16 – PHP

Unlock the power of dynamic web applications with our PHP Programming module. From building interactive websites to integrating databases, this comprehensive course equips you with the skills to develop robust and scalable web solutions. Learn to create dynamic content, handle user input, and master the fundamentals of server-side scripting. Join us to embark on a journey into the world of versatile web development using PHP.

17 – Practicum

Engage in a dynamic and immersive 4-week practicum designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and industry application. This invaluable experience empowers students with hands-on project exposure, enriching their portfolios and fostering connections with seasoned professionals. Through this practical journey, students explore diverse avenues within the realm of IT software development, amplifying their readiness for the dynamic landscape of the tech industry.

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