Advanced Software Development Certificate

One of Canada's most in-demand career paths!

Software development training that gets you working faster.

software development certificate

Career Opportunities for Software Development Certificate Graduates

The software development certificate prepares candidates for entry to a wide range of positions. Below is a list of potential career paths for graduates:

  • web developer
  • application developer
  • webstei developer
  • junior programmer

The Software Development Certificate also aims to equip successful graduates with enough skills and knowledge to work as freelance developers/programmers. It is also aimed at those who wish to study computing at this level before undertaking a career in another field where such skills are subsidiary, but often very necessary.


Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent Canadian qualification OR relevant experience or mature students

Students from Non-English-speaking countries/territories will have to demonstrate their English proficiency at minimum IELTS Band level 6 .0 OR equivalent (In case of other testing standards). If there is no proof of English proficiency or lower English proficiency level, students will have to take an English course at Focus College.

Students must have access to high-speed internet to access online classes with software like Zoom.

Software Development Certificate Tuition Breakdown

Domestic Students International Students
Tuition: $12,500.00* Tuition: $12,500.00
Application Fee: $250.00 Application Fee: $200.00
Assessment Fee: $250.00 Assessment Fee: $250.00
Archive Fee: $30.00 Other Fee: $30.00
Materials and Lab Fee*: $600.00 Materials and Lab Fee: $600.00
Administration Fee: $100.00 Administration Fee: $100.00
Professional Fee: $1,000.00 Textbook Fee: $1,000.00
Total: $14,730.00 Total: $15,480.00

*Local students may qualify for one of Focus College's many scholarships. To find out more, please go to the program financing page to find out if you qualify.

**Textbooks are not included in these fees.

Software Development Certificate Details

Study hours: 1280

Full-time duration: 42 weeks

Full-time hours: instructional time of 20 or more hours per week, or if the program leads to employment in a career occupation regulated by Transport Canada, instructional time is 15 or more hours per week.

Attendance Expectations: Students are required to maintain their attendance as per the FC attendance policy.

Graduation Requirements: To graduate, students must pass this program at a minimum Grade of C.

5 Stars

Personally my studies at Focus College had taught me to always think independently and use knowledge I’ve gained in my future professional career. 

I had a great time at the course and it was very helpful and fun as well.

I am thankful for the faculty that helped me gain that knowledge and has brought a new dimension into my life.

Barea Alenglizi, Focus College Graduate


Focus College response to Covid-19

Updated March 16, 2020

Due to the current pandemic and the desire to protect the health of our students, Focus College is taking measures which incorporate social isolation.

For current students:

We are suspending our Advanced Diploma and Office Manager courses for the week of March 16-20th, to allow for temporary distance learning to be set up. If any students do not have access to a computer from home, we request that they notify the college immediately. Further information on how courses will be delivered will be available as the week goes on. Please monitor your student email for further information throughout the week.


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