Overview

Graduates of IPR Certificate will be prepared for entry-level positions in the area of programming or operations.

Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and course prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Knowledge of the prerequisite material is assumed by your instructor and instruction will proceed accordingly. Students lacking prerequisites not only jeopardize their own ability to succeed but present unnecessary interruption. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or Transfer Credit for the prerequisite course) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate course with the risk of academic/financial penalty.

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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.

Curriculum

COM101 OR COM111
 
COM101
Communicating Across Contexts
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Prerequisite(s):

Placement via English Assessment, or successful completion of ESL934.

COM101 replaces EAC 150.
Students who have successfully completed EAC 150 are not required to complete COM101.

This course introduces students to the core concepts of communication. Students will cultivate an awareness of these concepts by analyzing how they are used in a variety of texts and contexts, and they will apply these concepts strategically in their own writing. Through a variety of writing tasks centred on these core concepts of communication, students will develop the transferrable reading and writing skills essential for success in their post-secondary studies, workplaces, and communities.




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COM111
Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)
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Prerequisite(s):

Placement via English Assessment

This course introduces students to the core concepts of communication. Students will cultivate an awareness of these concepts by analyzing how they are used in a variety of texts and contexts, and they will apply these concepts strategically in their own writing. Through a variety of writing tasks centred on these core concepts of communication, students will develop the transferrable reading and writing skills essential for success in their post-secondary studies, workplaces, and communities.




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IOS110
Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows
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Students will learn basic operating system concepts and functions using Windows®, receive a general overview both in a multi-user and single user environment, use command line tools, and perform simple configuration tasks.




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IPC144
Introduction to Programming Using C
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This first course in computer programming emphasizes problem solving strategies using structured programming techniques. The C programming language is used to introduce problem analysis, algorithm design, and program implementation. Students work in a Linux environment.




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ULI101
Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
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Prerequisite(s):

None

Unix and Linux represent the operating system technology underlying many of the services of the Internet. This course introduces students to Unix, Linux and the Internet. Students will learn to navigate the Internet, transfer files, communicate with others via electronic mail, and create and maintain World Wide Web pages using Extensible Hypertext Mark-up Language (XHTML). Students will do this work in Unix and Linux environments, at the same time learning to configure their login accounts, manipulate data stored in files, effectively use Unix commands and utilities, and write simple shell scripts.




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DBS211
Introduction to Database Systems
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Prerequisite(s):

IPC144 or ULI101

This subject introduces students to data management concepts, database systems and database application programming. Students learn to represent information with a relational database model and manipulate data with an interactive query language. Students will model data using Entity Relationship Diagrams.

This course replaces DBS 201. Students that have previously taken DBS 201 are not required to take this course.




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BCI433
IBM Business Computing
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Prerequisite(s):

IPC144

This course introduces business information technology on the IBM midrange family of computers running the IBM i operating system. Students will utilize an object-based architecture using IBM i tools to create business applications. These applications will be developed using the DB2 relational database, Control Language commands and programming, and the business-oriented RPGLE programming language. To demonstrate the heterogeneous systems support available on the IBM i platform, students will investigate the Integrated File System, which supports non-native file systems, desktop connectivity tools, and support for mobile application development.




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OOP244
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
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Prerequisite(s):

IPC144 or C Programming Experience

This course introduces students to object oriented programming concepts. Students will learn to build reusable objects, making use of encapsulation, polymorphism and inheritance in the C++ programming language. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on using object oriented approaches to solving problems.




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JAC444
Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers
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Prerequisite(s):

OOP344 or BAC344

This course will get students hands on practice using Java as an object-oriented language. Topics studied will include OO concepts in Java, threads, exceptions, GUI programming using Graphics 2D/Swing, input/output, networking, client-server programming, applets, servlets and database access via JDBC.




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WEB222
Web Programming Principles
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Prerequisite(s):

ULI101 or IOS110 and DBS211, IPC144

The Internet has revolutionized modern life, including the way people shop, communicate, and even where and how they work. At the forefront of this revolution are the people writing the software that drives the World Wide Web. The goal of this course is to provide the student with key skills demanded in the fast-paced and exciting field of web development. The course will begin with an in-depth study of HTML, the universal language of the Web. This will be supplemented by coverage of XHTML and XML, the next-generation languages of the Web. CSS will be studied as it relates to enhancing the presentation of websites. Client-side programming will be taught using JavaScript and DHTML, languages used to create dynamic content and provide a true interactive experience for the Web site visitor. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the development of professional, cross-browser websites.




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Electives (Select 3)

DBS311
Advanced Database Services
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Prerequisite(s):

DBS211

This course builds on knowledge gained in previous courses and introduces the student to advanced data management concepts and advanced database application programming. Students will explore non-traditional databases, including non-relational types.




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INT322
Internet II - Web Programming on UNIX
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Prerequisite(s):

WEB222 and ULI101

E-commerce remains one of the fastest-growing aspects of business in recent years, and there is a great demand for people who can plan and implement complete, database-driven web applications that run in a variety of different environments. Focusing on technologies popular on the Linux/Unix platform, this course will provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to create and maintain commercial-quality web sites suitable for database-driven business transactions. The student will learn to build dynamic web applications using popular web programming languages (Perl), while leveraging the power of a SQL database. XML will be covered as it applies to server-side web development. Installation and configuration of the Apache web server will be included, as will coverage of Unix-specific Internet-related security issues.




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OOP345
Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++
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Prerequisite(s):

OOP244 or C++ Programming experience.

This course expands the student's skill-set in object-oriented programming and introduces the student to threaded programming. The student learns to model relationships between classes using containers, inheritance hierarchies and polymorphism in the C++ programming language and to write C++ programs that execute on multiple threads.




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OPS400
AS/400 Operations
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Prerequisite(s):

OPS235

Students will learn to work in the OS/400 environment on an IBM AS/400. They will learn the system commands and operating system concepts as well as hands-on exercises on cross-platform connections with other operating systems.




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Please note: DBS211 has replaced DBS 201 and DBS311 has replaced DBS 301. Student that have already taken DBS 201 or DBS 301 are not required to take DBS211 or DBS311.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Transfer Credit

Many students who enter Seneca College will have earned academic credits in post-secondary educational institutions which they may be able to apply toward completion of a Seneca College program.

Requests for Transfer Credit must be for a specific course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course outline. A minimum grade of "C" (60 percent) is generally required for a course to be considered for Transfer Credit.

Download a Transfer Credit Request form. An official copy of your transcript and applicable detailed course outlines should be attached and submitted. Please note it may take 4 to 6 weeks for a Transfer Credit decision.

More Information

Please visit the Office of the Registrar.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Facilities

Students will use networked mid-range and PC computer platforms to access today's leading operating systems (Windows, .Net, UNIX and OS/400 on the AS/400). The College uses SFTP and SSH access modes for some courses to enable work to be done from home. Most programming and networking courses and labs are located at Seneca@York Campus. The programming course students are expected to log 20-30 hours of lab time in addition to classroom time. The lab hours are extensive. Please check with the learning commons or Open Lab for their hours of operation. During evening hours, Continuing Education students have priority over day students; until 7 p.m. on weekdays, full-time students have priority, but Continuing Education students may use facilities that are not occupied. On weekends, Continuing Education and full-time students have equal right to the use of the labs. Your registration receipt is your passport to the lab, although AS/400, UNIX and other users may also require account codes and passwords provided by their instructor. In some courses, students will be required to purchase removable hard drive kits or other hardware. In most courses students will require a USB Drive for storing programming assignments.

Help!

On scheduled Program Information evenings, or by special appointment, you can meet with a Computer Studies coordinator for help in choosing courses. To obtain waivers of prerequisites, and apply for transfer credits, please call 416-491-5050, ext 33025.

Program Contacts

Rasika De Silva
Program Assistant
Rasika.DeSilva@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.77290


Glen Steins
Part-time Program Coordinator
Glen.Steins@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.33025


For more information about this program, fill out the following form.





Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.