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Software Development Diploma

The Software Development program is perfect for you if you are passionate about technology, love teamwork and problem-solving, and are detail-oriented. This program equips you with the necessary skills to begin a rewarding career as a software developer. You'll be able to create websites, mobile apps, databases, and games that can make a positive impact on the world.
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Diploma
16 Months
Accepting International Students
Full-Time On Campus

About the Software Development Diploma

With this diploma, you'll gain the expertise to identify software solutions, design web and mobile applications, create databases, and launch them using cutting-edge programming languages.  

Learners can expect courses delivered by highly skilled instructors whose real-world experience will make theoretical concepts come alive. Further, our small class sizes and thoughtful timetable delivery will enhance the learning journey. 

These learnings will equip you to pursue entry-level employment as a software developer and progress further in your career as a computer programmer, web developer, software tester, or mobile application developer. You'll be well-prepared to hit the ground running and soar to new heights in the software development industry. 

Intakes

Spring (Domestic) - Start Date: May 06, 2024
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Fall (Domestic) - Start Date: Sep 09, 2024
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Fall (International) - Start Date: Sep 09, 2024
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Winter (Domestic) - Start Date: Jan 13, 2025
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Winter (International) - Start Date: Jan 13, 2025
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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following entrance requirements for admission into the program:  

  • High school level diploma or an equivalent level institution worldwide 

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirements:  IELTS Academic 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each band score. 
 
Please visit Red Deer Polytechnic's English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirements webpage for other methods to meet the ELP requirements. 

Additional Requirements

Technology Requirements

Learners with a computer are required to have the following minimum specifications:  

  • Laptop with minimum 500 GB SSD (no HDD) and 8 to 16 GB Ram  

  • Display: 1280 x 768 screen resolution  

Learners with a laptop are required to meet the following minimum specifications:  

  • 11th generation Intel CPU (i5 or i7) or better (or equivalent AMD processor)  

  • 16GB Minimum RAM (32GB Memory recommended)

  • 13-inch 1080p screen (15 inches recommended)  

  • Portable hard drive (for data backup)  

  • Windows 10 Professional   

Program Cost

Students From Canada
Total Program Cost
$21,000.00
Course Material (approximate)
$1,600.00

All learners should budget approximately $800 per year for classroom resources (including online textbooks and resources). Details on purchasing and accessing the required online resources will be given on the first day of class. Learners are not required to purchase resources ahead of time. 

International Students
Total Program Cost
$29,000.00
Course Material
$800.00

All learners should budget approximately $800 per year for classroom resources (including online textbooks and resources). Details on purchasing and accessing the required online resources will be given on the first day of class. Learners are not required to purchase resources ahead of time. 

Please Note: On January 22, 2024, Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada announced the issuance of the Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) that will need to be added to the Study Permit application for applications for programs starting Fall 2024.  Details are at: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit.html

To receive a PAL, you will need to submit a fee of $1400.00, which will be applied directly to your tuition. The balance of your tuition is due 30 days before your program start date.

Program Content

In the Software Development Diploma program, you will complete 15 courses.

Graduation Requirements

Learners must successfully complete all coursework and assessments, earning a minimum of 65% in each course.  

Continuing and Professional Education

Further your career by advancing your existing skills through flexible courses, micro-credentials and programs.