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DIGITAL Design and Development Post Graduate Certificate

North Island College
1 year
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
British Columbia
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North Island College

About this program

DIGITAL Design and Development Post Graduate Certificate

Expand your skills and prepare for work in the digital design and development industry. This one-year post-graduate certificate provides fundamental skills in web and app development. Graduate ready for entry-level employment in this high opportunity field or ladder seamlessly into either stream of our Post Graduate Diploma with a focus on Web Development or Mobile App Development.

The Digital Design and Development Post Graduate Certificate provides focused, industry-relevant training to enable you to expand your current skillset or move into a new stage in your career.

Learn to code static websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Gain foundational skills in computer programming and Android app development with Java. Create effective digital products with skills in digital content writing, user experience design and an overview of the product development landscape.

The certificate includes an extended, six-credit capstone project (DGL-309) in which you’ll produce a substantial digital product through all stages of the development life-cycle: ideation, prototyping, testing, coding, quality assurance, deployment and launch.

Admission requirements

  1. An accredited bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three academic years from a recognized institution.

  2. C in English 12 or equivalent or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

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Program content

  • CPS - 100 Computer Programming I
  • DGL - 101 Digital Culture
  • DGL - 103 HTML and CSS
  • DGL - 104 Application Development Foundations
  • DGL - 105 Digital Graphics
  • DGL - 111 User Experience and Interface Design
  • DGL - 113 Introduction to Javascript
  • DGL - 309 Advanced Capstone Project 1

Plus one of:

  • ENG - 104 Foundations of Academic Writing* or
  • ENG - 170 Writing Digital Content*

*Students who do not have a band score of Academic IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 20, PTE 50, CAEL 60 or higher in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking will be required to take ENG 104 instead of ENG 170.

Completion Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required.
  • Courses counted toward the prerequisite degree may not also be counted toward the post-graduate certificate.
  • This program is designed to be completed within one year of full-time study.  To complete this program students must successfully complete all required courses within three years.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are awarded based on outstanding academic achievement. The NIC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year. As a new, continuing or graduating student, you are eligible to apply.

There are also numerous scholarships available through external sources, including unions, service groups, non-profit organizations and employers.

Please visit the institute's website for further information.


Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. 
Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

Domestic Fees

  • Tuition - $3,225
  • NISU Fees - $155
  • Lab Fees - $190
  • Learner Resource - $165
  • Health and Dental - $275
  • Total - $4,010

International Fees

  • Tuition - $14,045
  • NISU Fees - $155
  • Student Services Fees - $920
  • Lab Fees - $190
  • Learner Resource - $165
  • Health and Dental - $275
  • Total - $15,745

Continuing studies

You’ll finish your certificate with the skills and knowledge to move into the tech industry, or you can continue your training with NIC’s DIGITAL Design + Development Post Graduate Diploma.

Career paths

Web and mobile app developers are in high demand. WorkBC (British Columbia) includes Software Engineers and Designers (NOC 2173), Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers (NOC 2174) and Web Designers and Developers (NOC 2175) in its list of ‘High Opportunity Occupations’. High Opportunity Occupations are those that are expected to experience higher demand and offer higher pay compared to other occupations in the next 10 years.

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North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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