Sep 29 2017

Computer Programmer – Seneca – Toronto, Canada #computer #programmer #college


Computer Programmer

Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Seneca’s School of Information and Communications Technology is a recognized leader in developing and delivering relevant programs. In fact, we have the largest offering of computer studies programs in the province, and they are among the very best. Our advisory committee of IT business professionals reviews the subject offerings each year and the curriculum is updated to reflect current computer technology needs.

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As a student of the Computer Programmer diploma program, you’ll study at our state-of-the-art facilities on Seneca’s York University campus. You’ll be supported by staff, faculty and student advisors, who are committed to helping you succeed. The Computer Programmer diploma program is a four-semester program with all subjects offered in every semester. Start in the fall, winter or spring and study in four consecutive semesters or take a break in between.

Areas of Study

In the first three semesters, you’ll study computer programming, operating systems, database and web technology. By the fourth semester, you’ll learn data communication, security, advanced programming languages and have the opportunity to select a professional option of your choice. This program provides you with the fundamental computer programming, Internet and operating system skills required for programming-related employment.

This program provides you with a rigorous theoretical background in object-oriented methodology, particularly in program design and system analysis. We integrate web concepts into all courses across the curriculum and focus on the development of dynamic database-driven web applications on a variety of operating system platforms. You’ll enjoy small class sizes, computerized classrooms and an expert faculty. It all adds up to a supportive environment for you to master the craft of programming and analysis. You’ll also have opportunities to develop your individual and teamwork skills, better preparing you for success in the fast-paced world of business technology. Your study subjects will include programming and web programming languages, system methodologies, Internet client and server side development, design and maintenance of data base systems, data communications, security and a variety of operating systems (Windows, UNIX, Linux, IBM Business Computing).

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading ).
  • Although not required for admission, a home PC and Internet Service Provider (ISP) are recommended for your success in the program.


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Your Career

Prepare for a career as a software developer, information systems specialist, PC specialist, IBM mid-range programmer or UNIX/Linux programmer. The technical and business skills you’ll learn in the Computer Programmer diploma program will qualify you for some of the most dynamic jobs in the computer industry today.

Professional Accreditation

The Computer Programmer curriculum has been accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), Canada’s association for IT professionals. See for more information about CIPS.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online .

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2017/2018 Academic Year

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