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Game – Programming (Optional Co-op)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:3109
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program

Program Overview

Program Overview

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With training from Centennial College's Game – Programming you'll graduate with an advanced diploma and the know-how to launch a career in the game software industry.

Whether you love the classics or today's technologically advanced games, in this interactive gaming program's courses you'll participate in various phases of game development, such as:

  •  Game design
  •  Three-dimensional graphics programming
  •  Simulation design
  •  Multiplayer online game programming

This advanced diploma technology program will also focus on topics such as object-oriented software design methodologies and user-oriented interface design, software testing and QA, C#, Java, advanced graphics, web game programming, HTML5/JavaScript, Unity3D and mobile application development

To underscore the curriculum's applied focus, two software development projects will be included. These "real world" game/simulations/applications will require you to utilize all the technical and business skills acquired during your studies to build high-quality software.

Who knew those years of video games would count as resumé experience?

Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in software may gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3129) or four semesters and two work terms (optional co-op version, program #3139).

 

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To support your learning, this program requires you to have access to a mobile computing device that meets minimum hardware requirements.

Please visit the BringIT page for more information on the requirements for your program.

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, CIBC, Bell Canada, Hudson's Bay Company, IBM Canada, ManuLife, Royal Bank

Program Highlights

  • Game – Programming courses are delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards.
  • The offering employs project-based learning.
  • Knowledgeable and approachable faculty members from the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science have diverse business experience and academic credentials.
  • The program is also presented in a co-op version (program #3119). Students who choose this option gain practical experience in the field and network before graduation.
  • Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either the Canadian Information Processing Society or their provincial engineering technology association.

Articulation Agreements

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
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
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
Institute of Technology, Tralee Honours Bachelor of Science - Computing with Game Development
Lakehead University Bachelor of Honours - multiple majors
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
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 Bachelor degree in any major
Honours Communication Studies
Honours Computer Science
Honours International Studies (English & French)

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.

 

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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 Technology (IT) 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).

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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three 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 programs with optional co-op, students will typically complete an application process in the second semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, 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 year one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • 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 apply to transfer to the co-op program as scheduled

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

Co-op Model Route

Fall Intake
Fall Semester 1
Winter Semester 2
Summer Break
Fall Semester 3
Winter Co-op Work Term 1
Summer Semester 4
Fall Co-op Work Term 2
Winter Semester 5
Summer Co-op Work Term 3
Fall Semester 6
Winter Intake
Winter Semester 1
Summer Semester 2
Fall Semester 3
Winter Co-op Work Term 1
Summer Semester 4
Fall Co-op Work Term 2
Winter Semester 5
Summer Co-op Work Term 3
Fall Semester 6

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 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,283.35 $4,004.35
International $15,437.50 $1,792.35 $17,229.85

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