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Centennial College's Software Engineering Technician (Fast-Track) program will allow you to gain direct admission into Year 2 (Semester 3) of the two-year program and receive your diploma in one year (two semesters), if you're a qualified college or university graduate with a software background. This fast-track version is ideal if you're seeking a shorter-term program for timely reentry into the workplace.
While most people just use software, in this college engineering program you'll learn to design, develop and maintain various software applications, human computer interfaces and enterprise information systems.
Through a combination of theory and hands-on learning, you'll acquire solid knowledge of software engineering methodologies, programming languages, design and algorithm concepts, data management tools and networking fundamentals. The coursework will emphasize object-oriented software design methodologies, user-oriented interface design, C#, Java, Oracle, MS-SQL Server, Microsoft's ASP.NET Core, and software testing and QA.
To underscore the curriculum's applied focus, the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will include a software development project. A real-world business application, it will give you the opportunity to utilize all the technical and business skills acquired during your time in the program to build high-quality software.
Career Options and Education Pathways
Career Options and Education PathwaysPrinter Friendly
Companies Offering Jobs
Scotiabank, Manulife, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Toronto Stock Exchange, American Express, Bell Canada, IBM Canada, CIBC, RBC
- Throughout this program's Software Engineering Technician (Fast Track) courses, you use cutting-edge technology that is geared to industry standards.
- You receive one-on-one training from knowledgeable and approachable 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.
- Computer programmer
- Software developer
- Software tester
- Systems analyst
- Web applications developer
- Database administrator
- Applications or software support
Qualified graduates of the Software Engineering Technician (Fast Track) Diploma program 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. 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||Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)|
|Bachelor of Arts - Law and Justice|
|Brock University||Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies - multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Science in Core Sciences - multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Biotechnology|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Mathematics and Statistics|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management|
|Lakehead University||Bachelor or Honours Degree - multiple majors|
|Laurentian University||Bachelor of Arts|
|Ontario Tech University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology|
|Honours Bachelor of Information Technology - Networking and Information Technology Security (5 course bridge)|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Sheridan College||Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences - Information System Security|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|York University||Honours Bachelor degree in any major|
|Honours Computer Science|
|Honours Environmental Studies|
|Honours Science - Chemistry|
|Bachelor of Science - multiple majors|
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 Technician (C.Tech.) category as well as the OACETT language benchmark requirement.
- 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 Technology 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).
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 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.
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
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.
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|