The field of software development is constantly growing across the globe and provides opportunities for high-paying jobs in an industry that is always evolving to meet the needs of the modern world. Requiring strong team-work skills and a problem-solving mentality, this challenging and rewarding career path can be anything but mundane. As a tech-savvy graduate, you’ll be trained to combine your collaborative, analytical and programming skills, making you a highly desirable hire to support and develop software systems.
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NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.
Organizations in all fields depend on computer specialists to assist them with their information processing needs. This program will give you a solid foundation in the competitive job skills required for today’s information technology (IT) field.
Areas of study include:
Note: To ensure that you make an informed decision about your IT career path, a common first semester is offered for the Computer Systems Technician, Computer Systems Technology, Computer Programmer and Computer Programmer Analyst programs. This approach provides an opportunity for you to explore the systems/programming applications and networking/hardware applications of the IT sector to ensure program fit.
First-year students enrolled in this program will receive a membership to all eight of Durham Region’s Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade for the duration of their studies, plus an additional year following graduation. As one of the only colleges in Ontario with this offering, DC is proud to provide students access to local businesses at a regional level.
The eight Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade include:
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements.Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
Students can transfer to the Computer Programmer Analyst, advanced diploma program at any time, which provides a four-week field placement opportunity at the end of the third year as well as competitive opportunity to complete a co-operative placement.
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/pathways to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include:
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.