- 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
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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:
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?
Please note: This program is available with a co-op option (program #3139) that includes four semesters and two co-op work terms.
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-170/COMM-171||College Communications 2|
|COMP-229||Web Application Development|
|COMP-246||Software Systems Design|
|COMP-253||Assets for Game Developers|
|COMP-391||Introduction to Game and Simulation|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
SpongeLab, Royal Bank, Scotiabank, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Toronto Stock Exchange, CIBC, Bell Canada, Hudson's Bay Company, IBM Canada and Manulife
Successful graduates of the Game – Programming (Optional Co-op) Advanced Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits toward further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Arts - Law and Justice|
|Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (Also available at Brampton, ON campus)|
|Honours Bachelor of Computer Science|
|Bachelor of Science in multiple majors|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management|
|Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems - Programming Specialty|
|Institute of Technology, Tralee||Honours Bachelor of Science - Computing with Game Development|
|Lakehead University||Bachelor or Honours degree - multiple majors|
|Ontario Tech University||Bachelor of Information Technology - Game Development and Entrepreneurship|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Sheridan College||Bachelor of Applied Information Science in Information Systems Security|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|Windsor, University of||Honours Bachelor of Computer Science - Applied Computing|
|York University||Honours Computer Science|
|Honours Bachelor degree in any major|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.
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.
This program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession, as such, has received national program accreditation by Canada's Association of Information (IT) Technology Professionals (CIPS).
This 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).
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.
The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete two co-op work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.
To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the first semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled.
Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.
*COMM 170/171 - Students who are enrolled in COMM 160/161 in semester 1 who are considering applying to co-op must switch to the COMM160/161 COMM170/171 compressed course in semester 1 in order to meet the COMM prerequisite for co-op.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|