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Computer Programmer

Computer Programmer

Program Code:CPD
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded: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.

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

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

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 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
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BCI433 IBM Business Computing
EAC397 Business Report Writing
JAC444 Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education 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
OOP344 Object Oriented Programming II Using C++
OSD600 Open Source Development
OSD700 Open Source Development Project
PRO608 Multimedia Authoring
RPG544 Business Application Using RPG
SPO600 Software Portability and Optimization
SYS466 Analysis and Design Using OO Models
UNX510 UNIX BASH Shell Scripting
UNX511 UNIX Systems Programming
VBA544 Visual Basic
WEB422 Web Programming for Apps and Services
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
BAC344 or
OOP345
Business Applications Using COBOL or
Object Oriented Programming II Using C++
DBS301 Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle
INT322 Internet II - Web Programming on UNIX
SYS366 Requirements Gathering Using OO Models
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
DCN455 Data Communications Networks
EAC397 Business Report Writing
JAC444 Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education 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
OOP344 Object Oriented Programming II Using C++
OSD600 Open Source Development
OSD700 Open Source Development Project
PRO608 Multimedia Authoring
RPG544 Business Application Using RPG
SPO600 Software Portability and Optimization
SYS466 Analysis and Design Using OO Models
UNX510 UNIX BASH Shell Scripting
UNX511 UNIX Systems Programming
VBA544 Visual Basic
WEB422 Web Programming for Apps and Services
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
BAC344 or
OOP345
Business Applications Using COBOL or
Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++
4
4
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
 
Semester 4 Course 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
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
BAC344 Business Applications Using COBOL 3
DBA625 Database Administration 4
DBJ565 Database Connectivity Using Java 4
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
OOP344 Object Oriented Programming II Using C++ 4
OSD600 Open Source Development 4
OSD700 Open Source Development Project 4
PRO608 Multimedia Authoring 4
RPG544 Business Application Using RPG 4
SPO600 Software Portability and Optimization 4
SYS466 Analysis and Design Using OO Models 3
UNX510 UNIX BASH Shell Scripting 4
UNX511 UNIX Systems Programming 4
VBA544 Visual Basic 4
WEB422 Web Programming for Apps and Services 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:
  Joel Colesberry
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33007
Joel.Colesberry@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Ian Tipson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33233
Ian.Tipson@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mary-Lynn Manton
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33264
Mary-Lynn.Manton@senecacollege.ca
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