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4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in January 2021. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

About the Program

This two-year diploma program prepares you with the skills and knowledge to begin your career as a programmer. As a leader in developing relevant programs, we have the largest offering of computer studies programs in the province. Through a variety of practical and theoretical courses, you will gain skills in mobile development, web development and distributed programming techniques and database administration. You will also learn about security and a variety of operating systems including Windows, UNIX, Linux and IBM Business Computing. Graduates of this program will enter their industry with programming and communications skills suitable for employment.

Part-time option is available >

Open Sources and Seneca

Seneca has connections with top tier open-source companies such as Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, and Red Hat, maker of the most successful commercial Linux operating system. In a variety of courses, you will have the opportunity to work with top tier developers on such projects.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Computer programming
  • Operating systems
  • Database and web technology
  • Data communication
  • Security
  • Advanced programming languages
  • System methodologies
  • Internet client and server-side development
  • Database system design and maintenance
  • Solve problems associated with software installation


Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Software developer
  • Information systems specialist
  • Personal Computer specialist
  • International Business Machines programmer
  • UNIX/Linux programmer
  • Computer application programmer
  • Interactive developer
  • Junior software engineer
  • Program analyst

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