The Computer Software & Database Development Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program offers students the opportunity to study the most current trends in website development, computer programming, database design and development, mobile development, and web technologies. This intensive two-year course includes an introduction to computing and web trends, and rapidly familiarizes students with current development tools to culminate in a work-term for eligible students. Major coursework provides a hands-on environment allowing students to evaluate, design, and implement software applications for the three-tier client, server, and database environment. In the final academic term, students also explore Emerging Technologies that are becoming relevant in their field.
Students study Microsoft C# and Oracle Java programming languages as well as the Oracle and IBM DB2 databases. Graduates have the ability to use problem solving and critical thinking skills to analyze business and industry requirements and design, develop and implement real life database-driven enterprise web applications.
For those studying in Sarnia, students are offered extra-curricular experiences through The Cube, Lambton’s entrepreneurship hub, and through Applied Research & Innovation—giving students unique opportunities to build new technologies and follow their own dreams. Applied Research opportunities are limited for students studying at Lambton in Toronto.
CSAC has a co-op component where students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater may have an opportunity to enhance their classroom learning in a real world industry environment. Graduates are prepared for entry-level careers in the information technology field across Canada.
A college diploma or university degree.The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
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IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first semester of study.
Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test
Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.
Graduates may expect a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities that are dynamic and challenging while offering a competitive rate of compensation. Courses in the program are part of the rapidly emerging technologies that prepare graduates for careers such as computer programmer, software developer, programmer analyst, mobile application developer, information systems specialist, web developer, client/server applications developer and support specialist. Graduates acquire sufficient foundation to advance in a variety of career paths appropriate to their interests and abilities.
For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.