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

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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 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?

Please note: This program is available with a co-op option (program #3139) that includes four semesters and two co-op work terms.

Courses

Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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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.

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

Education Pathways

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.

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.

OACETT The Technology Professionals In Ontario logo

Accreditation

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 Canada's Association of Information (IT) Technology Professionals (CIPS).

TAC

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).

National Accredited Program logo

 

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.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Degree or a three-year college diploma 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

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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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.

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from semester one
  • Completion of COMM-170/171* by the end of semester 1 with a C grade (60%) or higher 
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will submit their application for co-op to the Career Services & Cooperative Education Department in semester 1

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,158.24 $3,879.24
International $16,377.00 $1,667.24 $18,044.24

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