Object Oriented Software Development

Information session: Wednesday, September 21 at 7 pm
Room MD321, Stan Grad Centre, SAIT Main Campus
To register, email fast-track@sait.ca

Fall 2016 (October) start: applications are accepted Oct. 21, 2015 to Oct. 12, 2016.
Winter 2017 (April) start: applications are accepted June 1, 2016 to April 20, 2017.

  •  32-week fast-track certificate
  •  April and October starts
  •  Includes an eight-week practicum
  •  Laptop-based program using SAIT-issued laptop

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

Program description

Corporations use customized computer applications that must be managed. This software needs to be designed, developed and updated by software developers.

The Object Oriented Software Developer (OOSD) program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practice you need to develop solid software development skills in minimal time. This program takes you from introductory concepts to advanced techniques in only 32 weeks. You will gain experience in several object oriented programming languages, web-based and Internet application development and relational databases while using a vast array of development tools. Mobile application development has recently been added to the program. After 24 weeks of formal instruction, you will put your knowledge and skills to work in a mandatory eight week work practicum.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment as a software developer, programmer, analyst, systems analyst, web developer or IT consultant.

Student Success

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs. This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy; students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.

Ideal Applicant

The ideal candidate for the Object Oriented Software Developer (OOSD) program can think logically and concentrate for long periods of time. You enjoy developing innovative solutions to problems using computer programming. You are detail oriented, and can remain patient and persistent when debugging code. You are capable of learning independently and enjoy self-directed study. Most importantly, you possess previous work experience or education in computer programming.