Game – Programming (Optional Co-op) (Fast Track)

Program Details

  • Program Code:3129
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Fast-track program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Availability

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Program Overview

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Game – Programming (Fast Track) program will grant you direct admission into the second year (third semester) of this three-year offering to receive an advanced diploma in four semesters, if you're a qualified college or university graduate with a software background.

Whether you're passionate about the classics or the latest games, you'll take game programming courses that will teach you to participate in a number of game development phases, including game design, three-dimensional graphics programming, simulation design and multiplayer online game programming.

This School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science advanced diploma program will emphasize:

  •  Object-oriented software design methodologies
  •  User-oriented interface design
  •  Software testing
  •  QA
  •  C#
  •  Java
  •  Advanced graphics
  •  Web game programming
  •  HTML5/JavaScript
  •  Unity3D
  •  Mobile application development

In addition to obtaining theoretical knowledge, you'll complete two software development projects. To be successful in these "real world" game/simulations/applications, you'll be required to utilize all the technical and business skills acquired during your studies to build high-quality software.

Once you complete the program, you'll be prepared to work as a software developer in the gaming industry. Who knew those years of video games would count as resume experience?

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Companies Offering Jobs

SpongeLab, Royal Bank, Scotiabank, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Toronto Stock Exchange, CIBC, Bell Canada, Hudson's Bay Company, IBM Canada and ManuLife

Program Highlights

  • The program's courses use leading technology geared to industry standards to teach concepts.
  • Project-based learning is a key component of the offering.
  • You learn from and interact with knowledgeable and approachable School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science faculty members who have diverse business experience and academic credentials.
  • 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

Successful graduates of this Game – Programming (Optional Co-op) (Fast Track) program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution

Degree

Davenport University

Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems - Computer Gaming and Simulation

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

Recognitions

OACETT

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this TAC nationally-accredited program as meeting the academic standard for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) category as well as the OACETT technology report and language benchmark requirements.

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Accreditation

CIPS/CTAB

  • The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) 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 Technology - Interactive Gaming 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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TAC Nationally Accredited Program

The Software program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession, as such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).

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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

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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial diploma or degree and relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

  • Transcript and resume review is required
  • Centennial College English Skills Assessmentis required (must score 170 or 171 for admission)

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,176.00 $3,897.00
International $15,437.50 $1,685.00 $17,122.50

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