|Duration:||4 Semesters (2 Years)|
|Start Dates:||Summer, Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Diploma|
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.
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.
Program Learning Outcomes:
This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
- Use documented solutions to troubleshoot problems associated with software installation and customization.
- Develop, test, document, deploy, and maintain secure program code based on specifications.
- Perform routine maintenance on a database.
- Apply knowledge of networking concepts to develop, deploy, and maintain program code.
- Gather and document required information and assist in an analysis of a business.
- Use relevant methodologies, policies, and standards to develop secure program code.
- Maintain effective working relationships with clients.
- Conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.
- Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.
Essential Employability Skills:
Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M)
- Applicants may be ranked by previous academic achievement (i.e. grades in the pre–requisite English and Mathematics subjects or their equivalent).
- A home PC and Internet Service Provider (ISP) are highly recommended to be successful in this program.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
Prepare for a career as a software developer, information systems specialist, PC specialist, IBM midrange 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.
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. If you have prior post–secondary education or relevant work experience, you may apply for credits or challenge exams in related subjects. The CPD program provides you with the fundamental computer programming, Internet, and operating system skills required for programming–related employment.
The CPD and CPA (Computer Programming and Analysis) programs share a common core of subjects in the first three semesters. This means you can transfer between programs. The CPD 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 System i). General education subjects (English and Liberal Studies options) complement the technology curriculum.
Diploma to Degree... and Beyond
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):
|Seneca College||• Bachelor of Technology, Informatics and Security|
• Bachelor of Technology, Software Development
|York University||• Any relevant major|
|Algoma University||• Bachelor of Arts|
• Bachelor of Science
• Bachelor of Computer Science
|University of Ontario Institute of Technology||• Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) - Networking and Information Technology Security - Bridge Program|
• Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) - Game Development - Bridge Program
|Athabasca University||• Bachelor of Science – Computer and Information Systems (Post Diploma) |
|University at Buffalo||• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Computer Science|
|Davenport University||• BSc - *Computer Information Systems-Programming or Technology Management – Global IT Project Management|
|Griffith University||• Bachelor of Information Technology|
|Queensland University of Technology||• Bachelor of Information Technology |
One of the general education subjects must be a literature subject for which EAC150 is the pre-requisite.
For more information, please visit: els.senecac.on.ca.
The CPD curriculum has been accredited by CIPS (Canadian Information Processing Society), Canada's association for IT professionals. See www.cips.ca for more information about CIPS.
One of the general education subjects must be a literature subject for which EAC150 is the pre–requisite.
For more information, please visit our website at els.senecac.on.ca.
|Semester 1||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|APC100||Applied Professional Communications||3|
|ICA002||Introduction to Computers and Applications||2|
|IOS110||Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows||5|
|IPC144||Introduction to Programming Using C||5|
|ULI101||Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet||5|
|Semester 2||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|DBS201||Introduction to Database Design and SQL||4|
|IBC233||iSeries Business Computing||4|
|INT222||Internet I - Internet Fundamentals||4|
|OOP244||Introduction to Object Oriented Programming||4|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Semester 3||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|DBS301||Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle||4|
|INT322||Internet II - Web Programming on UNIX||4|
|SYS366||Requirements Gathering Using OO Models||4|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|And choose one of:|
|BAC344||Business Applications Using COBOL||4|
|OOP344||Object Oriented Programming II Using C++||4|
|Semester 4||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|DCN455||Data Communications Networks||4|
|EAC397||Business Report Writing||3|
|JAC444||Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers||4|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|APD601||Foundations of Apple Application Development|
|BAC344||Business Applications Using COBOL|
|DBJ565||Database Connectivity Using Java|
|DBL626||Oracle - Productivity Tools|
|DBS501||Stored Procedures Using Oracle's PL/SQL|
|DBW624||Introduction to Datawarehousing|
|DOM545||Domino Designer and Lotus Notes|
|DSA555||Data Structures and Algorithms in C++|
|EJB605||EJB Architecture and J2EE|
|GAM666||Introduction to Game Programming|
|GAM670||Game Programming Techniques|
|GAM671||Game Programming Simulation|
|GAM672||3D Modeling Tools|
|GUI546||Graphical User Interface (GUI) Programming|
|INT422||Internet III - Web Programming on Windows|
|INT522||Creating Voice-Driven Web Applications|
|MCL544||AS/400 Command Language Programming|
|NET605||Security Considerations for Data Communications|
|OOP344||Object Oriented Programming II Using C++|
|OSD600||Open Source Development|
|OSD700||Open Source Development Project|
|RPG544||Business Applications Using RPG|
|SYS466||Analysis and Design Using OO Models|
|UNX510||UNIX Bash Shell Scripting|
|UNX511||UNIX Systems Programming|
|WIN200||Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows 2000|
|WSA500||Web Services Architecture|
Note: Not all options will be offered every semester, and offerings will be dependent on sufficient enrolment.
|Program Coordinators:||Libby Langer
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33704
|Program Chairs:||Evan Weaver
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33211
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Carsten Wuertz
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
|International Admissions Advisor:||Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
|Registration & Records Advisor:||Heather Lilley
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33003