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Computer Programming and Analysis

Computer Programming and Analysis

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:CPA
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced 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. As a student in the Computer Programming and Analysis (CPA) program, you'll enjoy a vast range of professional option subjects and the opportunity to specialize in semesters five and six in a computer area of your choice.

Additional features include the opportunity to specialize in business applications or technical programming in your upper years, and a co-op program for real-world work experience.

You'll study at Seneca's state-of-the-art technology building where staff, faculty and student advisors are committed to helping you succeed. In a recent study, more than 90% of Seneca's Information and Communications Technology students told us they were very satisfied with this program's ability to deliver relevant career skills and abilities.

The Computer Programming and Analysis advanced diploma program is a three semester per year program with core subjects offered year-round. Complete the program in consecutive semesters or take a break between semesters.

In your final year you will customize your education by selecting from a broad list of professional options. The list of options is updated regularly to reflect new technologies.

Areas of Study

The Computer Programming and Analysis 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 that will help you master the craft of programming and analysis. You'll also develop your individual and teamwork skills. If you have prior postsecondary credits or related work experience you may be eligible for credits or challenge exams in related subjects.

Some of the subjects you'll study include: programming and web programming languages, system methodologies (object oriented analysis and design), Internet client and server side development, design and maintenance of database systems, data communications, security and a variety of operating systems (Windows, Unix, Linux, IBM System i). In semesters five and six, you may select from a broad offering of professional options. You'll also integrate systems and technical skills in the planning and implementation of a "real-life" computer project for a business client.

Fully equipped labs and open learning areas provide you with access to a network of mid-range (IBM System i) and PC platforms utilizing today's leading operating systems: Windows, UNIX/Linux and IBM Business Computing. You'll get a computer user account and have 24/7 access from external sites to Seneca's extensive computing services. Come and see our building and lab facilities.

Open Source and Seneca

Seneca's Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) has unparalleled connections with top tier open source projects such as Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, and Red Hat, makers of the most successful commercial Linux operating system. In professional option subjects, students have the opportunity to work with world class developers.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • 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).

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, a home PC and Internet Service Provider (ISP) are recommended for your success in the program.

Fees

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Your Career

Earn an advanced diploma in Computer Programming and Analysis and you’ll be prepared for a rewarding career as a software developer, systems analyst, information systems specialist, database administrator, web application developer, client/server applications developer, systems programmer, game programmer, network administrator, IBM mid–range programmer or UNIX/Linux system administrator.

Co-operative Education Option

Co-op can be a valuable experience for first-year students in this program. Helping students gain important work experience in their field of choice for more than 30 years, the co-op program at Seneca allows you to alternate academic and paid work semesters after semester three or four.

Our industry partners are committed to providing meaningful work assignments for co-op students. You could gain up to 12 months of paid employment experience while spending only four or eight months longer to achieve your advanced diploma. Entry to the co-op program and work-terms can occur in each of three semesters (Fall, Winter or Summer). If selected for the co-op program, you must maintain above average academic standards for progression in co-op.

Students in the co-op option will also take Co-op Professional Theory in the semester preceding their first co-op work-term and Co-op Professional Practice in the semester following their first co-op work-term. Students must successfully complete two co-op work-terms to graduate from the co-op option.

For further information about the co-op program, please visit senecacollege.ca/coop.

Co-op information sessions are held at the Seneca@York campus throughout the year.

Professional Accreditation

The CPA curriculum has been accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), Canada's association for IT professionals. See cips.ca 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.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
APC100 Applied Professional Communications
CPR101 Computer Principles for Programmers
EAC150 College English
IPC144 Introduction to Programming Using C
ULI101 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
 
Semester 2
DBS201 Introduction to Database Design and SQL
DCF255 Data Communications Fundamentals
OOP244 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
WEB222 Web Programming Principles
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
DBS301 Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle
OOP345 Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++
SYS366 Requirements Gathering Using OO Models
WEB322 Web Programming Tools and Framework
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
BCI433 IBM Business Computing
EAC397 Business Report Writing
JAC444 Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers
SYS466 Analysis and Design Using OO Models
WEB422 Web Programming for Apps and Services
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
PRJ566 Project Planning and Management
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 6
PRJ666 Project Implementation
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Professional Options
BAC344 Business Applications Using COBOL
DBA625 Database Administration
DBJ565 Database Connectivity Using Java
DBL626 Oracle - Productivity Tools
DBS501 Stored Procedures Using Oracles PL/SQL
DBT544 DB2
DBW624 Introduction to Datawarehousing
DOM545 Domino Designer and Lotus Notes
DSA555 Data Structures and Algorithms in C++
EJB605 EJB Architecture and J2EE
GAM531 Game Engine Foundations
GAM532 Game Engine Techniques
GAM536 Game Content Creation
GAM537 Game Development Fundamentals
GPU610 Parallel Programming Fundamentals
GPU621 Parallel Algorithms and Programming Techniques
GUI545 Principles of GUI Design and Programming
GUI546 Graphical User Interface (GUI) Programming
ISP606 iSeries Practicum
MAP523 Mobile App Development - iOS
MAP524 Mobile App Development - Android
MAP525 Mobile App Development for IBM i
MCL544 AS/400 Command Language Programming
NET605 Security Considerations for Data Communications
OSD600 Open Source Development
OSD700 Open Source Development Project
PRO608 Multimedia Authoring
RPG544 Business Application Using RPG
SPO600 Software Portability and Optimization
TEC702 Technician as an Entrepreneur
UNX510 UNIX BASH Shell Scripting
UNX511 UNIX Systems Programming
VBA544 Visual Basic
WEB523 Web Programming Using PHP
WEB524 Web Programming Using ASP.NET
WIN210 Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows
WSA500 Web Services Architecture

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
APC100 Applied Professional Communications
EAC150 College English
IOS110 Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows
IPC144 Introduction to Programming Using C
ULI101 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
 
Semester 2
DBS201 Introduction to Database Design and SQL
IBC233 iSeries Business Computing
INT222 Internet I - Internet Fundamentals
OOP244 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
DBS301 Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle
INT322 Internet II – Web Programming on UNIX
OOP345 Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++
SYS366 Requirements Gathering Using OO Models
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
DCN455 Data Communications Networks
EAC397 Business Report Writing
INT422 Internet III – Web Programming on Windows
JAC444 Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers
SYS466 Analysis and Design Using OO Models
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
PRJ566 Project Planning and Management
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 6
PRJ666 Project Implementation
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Professional Options
BAC344 Business Applications Using COBOL
DBA625 Database Administration
DBJ565 Database Connectivity Using Java
DBL626 Oracle - Productivity Tools
DBS501 Stored Procedures Using Oracles PL/SQL
DBT544 DB2
DBW624 Introduction to Datawarehousing
DOM545 Domino Designer and Lotus Notes
DSA555 Data Structures and Algorithms in C++
EJB605 EJB Architecture and J2EE
GAM531 Game Engine Foundations
GAM532 Game Engine Techniques
GAM536 Game Content Creation
GAM537 Game Development Fundamentals
GPU610 Parallel Programming Fundamentals
GPU621 Parallel Algorithms and Programming Techniques
GUI545 Principles of GUI Design and Programming
GUI546 Graphical User Interface (GUI) Programming
ISP606 iSeries Practicum
MAP523 Mobile App Development - iOS
MAP524 Mobile App Development - Android
MAP525 Mobile App Development for IBM i
MCL544 AS/400 Command Language Programming
NET605 Security Considerations for Data Communications
OSD600 Open Source Development
OSD700 Open Source Development Project
PRO608 Multimedia Authoring
RPG544 Business Application Using RPG
SPO600 Software Portability and Optimization
TEC702 Technician as an Entrepreneur
UNX510 UNIX BASH Shell Scripting
UNX511 UNIX Systems Programming
VBA544 Visual Basic
WEB523 Web Programming Using PHP
WEB524 Web Programming Using ASP.NET
WIN210 Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows
WSA500 Web Services Architecture

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
APC100 Applied Professional Communications 3
EAC150 College English 3
IOS110 Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows 4
IPC144 Introduction to Programming Using C 4
ULI101 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet 4
 
Semester 2 Course 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 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DBS301 Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle 4
INT322 Internet II - Web Programming on UNIX 4
OOP345 Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++ 4
SYS366 Requirements Gathering Using OO Models 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DCN455 Data Communications Networks 4
EAC397 Business Report Writing 3
INT422 Internet III - Web Programming on Windows 4
JAC444 Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers 4
SYS466 Analysis and Design Using OO Models 4
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
PRJ566 Project Planning and Management 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
PRJ666 Project Implementation 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
BAC344 Business Applications Using COBOL 3
DBA625 Database Administration 3
DBJ565 Database Connectivity Using Java 2
DBL626 Oracle - Productivity Tools 4
DBS501 Stored Procedures Using Oracles PL/SQL 4
DBT544 DB2 3
DBW624 Introduction to Datawarehousing 3
DOM545 Domino Designer and Lotus Notes 4
DSA555 Data Structures and Algorithms in C++ 4
EJB605 EJB Architecture and J2EE 3
GAM531 Game Engine Foundations 4
GAM532 Game Engine Techniques 4
GAM536 Game Content Creation 4
GAM537 Game Development Fundamentals 4
GPU610 Parallel Programming Fundamentals 4
GPU621 Parallel Algorithms and Programming Techniques 4
GUI545 Principles of GUI Design and Programming 4
GUI546 Graphical User Interface (GUI) Programming 4
ISP606 iSeries Practicum 4
MAP523 Mobile App Development - iOS 4
MAP524 Mobile App Development - Android 4
MAP525 Mobile App Development for IBM i 4
MCL544 AS/400 Command Language Programming 4
NET605 Security Considerations for Data Communications 4
OSD600 Open Source Development 4
OSD700 Open Source Development Project 4
PRO608 Multimedia Authoring 4
RPG544 Business Application Using RPG 3
SPO600 Software Portability and Optimization 4
TEC702 Technician as an Entrepreneur 4
UNX510 UNIX BASH Shell Scripting 4
UNX511 UNIX Systems Programming 4
VBA544 Visual Basic 4
WEB523 Web Programming Using PHP 4
WEB524 Web Programming Using ASP.NET 4
WIN210 Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows 3
WSA500 Web Services Architecture 4

Contact Us

http://cs.senecacollege.ca
ict@senecacollege.ca
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angela Li
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22036
Angela.Li@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Susan.Gao@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
Registration & Records Advisor: Joel Colesberry
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33007
Joel.Colesberry@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinators: Ian Tipson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33233
Ian.Tipson@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Pat Harper
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33125
Pat.Harper@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mary-Lynn Manton
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33264
Mary-Lynn.Manton@senecacollege.ca
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