Software Engineering Technician

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Program Code: 3408

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: is@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

Centennial College's Software Engineering Technician program prepares you to work as a software developer. Whether someone wants to balance the books, edit photographs or produce a movie, it wouldn't be possible without software programs. You will be at the forefront of designing, developing and maintaining the latest software.

During your time in the Software Engineering Technician courses in this college diploma program, you acquire solid knowledge of:

  • Software engineering methodologies
  • Programming languages
  • Design and algorithm concepts
  • Data management tools

The coursework emphasizes object-oriented software design methodologies, user-oriented interface design, C#, Java, Oracle, MS-SQL Server, Unix/Linux, Microsoft's .NET, HTML5/JavaScript/XML, software testing and QA, and more.

To underscore the applied focus of the curriculum, the Software Engineering Technician program includes a software development project. This real-world business application requires you to make use of all the technical and business skills acquired during your time in this college technology program to build high quality software.

Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in software may gain direct admission into semester three of this two-year program and receive their Software Engineering Technician diploma in two semesters (program #3428).

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
COMP-100 Programming I Progress Campus
COMP-120 Software Engineering Fundamentals Progress Campus
COMP-213 Web Interface Design Progress Campus
GNED-219 The Canadian Workplace Experience Progress Campus
MATH-175 Functions and Number Systems Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMP-122 Introduction to Database Concepts Progress Campus
COMP-123 Programming 2 Progress Campus
COMP-125 Client-Side Web Development Progress Campus
COMP-225 Software Engineering Methodologies 1 Progress Campus
COMP-301 Unix/Linux Operating Systems Progress Campus
MATH-185 Discrete Mathematics Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
COMP-214 Advanced Database Concepts Progress Campus
COMP-228 Java Programming Progress Campus
COMP-229 Web Application Development Progress Campus
COMP-246 Object Oriented Software Engineering Progress Campus
ENGL-253 Advanced Business Communications Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-307 IT Project Management Progress Campus
COMP-212 Programming 3 Progress Campus
COMP-231 Software Development Project I Progress Campus
COMP-311 Software Testing and Quality Assurance Progress Campus
COMP-316 Software Testing Automated Tools Progress Campus
EMPS-101 Employment Skills Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus

Companies Offering Jobs

American Express, Bell Canada, IBM Canada, Manulife, Scotiabank, Toronto Stock Exchange, CIBC, RBC, Research In Motion (RIM), Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), various levels of government

Program Highlights

  • Software Engineering Technician courses are delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards.
  • Knowledgeable and approachable School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science faculty members have diverse business experience and academic credentials.
  • Smaller class sizes allow for more individualized learning and one-on-one time with instructors.
  • The diploma you earn is recognized in Canada and abroad, reflecting high standards of learning.
  • The program is offered in a continuous mode, which allows you to complete it in 16 months.
  • Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) or their provincial engineering technology association.

Articulation Agreements

You may continue into year three of the Software Engineering Technology version (program #3409) of this Centennial College offering and acquire solid knowledge of systems integration, enterprise programming, mobile computing and software security specialization.

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Davenport University, USA
  • Laurentian University, Ontario
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario

Accreditation

  • The Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian Council of Technician and Technologies (CCTT) jointly approved accreditation of this program in 2011. This joint accreditation is the first of its kind in Canada.
  • The Software Engineering Technician program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

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Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Computer programmer
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Software tester
  • Business analyst
  • Web applications developer
  • Database administrator
  • Applications or software support

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission)
  • Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,061.00 $3,996.50
International $14,140.00 $2,344.00 $16,484.00