Apr 16, 2024  
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Object Oriented Software Development

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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.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

  • 32 week Fast-track certificate offered over multiple semesters.

Your Career

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

  • Graduates of the Object Oriented Software Developer program have a 91% employment rate.

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.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate in Object Oriented Software Developer.



The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent, OR,
  • A minimum of two years post-secondary education from a recognized university, institute or college.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Due to the tight integration of the courses in the Object Oriented Software Developer (OOSD) program, credit for Prior Learning is not available.

Program Outline

Total Credits 28.5

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