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Advanced Diploma Computer Programming and Analysis (CPA)
Advanced Diploma Computer Programming and Analysis (CPA)

Advanced Diploma Computer Programming and Analysis (CPA)

  • ID:SC010021
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$90.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$16,114.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$808.00
  • Application Fee:$90.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$16,114.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$808.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, 
  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course
  • Mathematics: Grade 12 C or U, or Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U), or equivalent course

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 60

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 105 to 110

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 58

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 20

Course Information

This three-year advanced diploma program provides you with the skills and knowledge to begin your career as a software developer. You will learn programming languages, program design and system analysis. Web concepts are integrated into all courses to develop active database web programs on a variety of operating systems. Advanced techniques are taught through professional option courses


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Programming languages

  • System methodologies

  • Client and server side development

  • Design and maintenance of database systems

  • Data communication

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Semester 1

  • APS145, Applied Problem Solving

  • CPR101, Computer Principles for Programmers

  • COM101 or COM111, Communicating Across Contexts or Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)

  • IPC144, Introduction to Programming Using C

  • ULI101, Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet

Semester 2

  • DBS211, Introduction to Database Systems

  • DCF255, Data Communications Fundamentals

  • OOP244, Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

  • WEB222, Web Programming Principles

  • plus: General Education Course

Semester 3

  • DBS311, Advanced Database Services

  • OOP345, Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++

  • SYD366, Software Analysis and Design - I

  • WEB322, Web Programming Tools and Framework

  • WTP100, Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)

  • plus: General Education Course

Work-Integrated Learning Term 1

  • CPA331, Computer Programming and Analysis, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)

Semester 4

  • BCI433, IBM Business Computing

  • EAC594, Business Communication for the Digital Workplace

  • JAC444, Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers

  • SYD466, Software Analysis and Design - II

  • WEB422, Web Programming for Apps and Services

Work-Integrated Learning Term 2

  • CPA332, Computer Programming and Analysis, Co-op II (Work-Integrated Learning option only)

Semester 5

  • PRJ566, Project Planning and Management

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: General Education Course

Semester 6

  • PRJ666, Project Implementation

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: Professional Option Course

Professional Options

  • Note: Not all professional options courses listed below will be offered in every term.

  • CVI620, Computer Vision

  • DBA625, Database Administration

  • DBJ565, Database Connectivity Using Java

  • DBS501, Stored Procedures Using Oracles PL/SQL

  • DBW624, Introduction to Datawarehousing

  • DSA555, Data Structures and Algorithms in C++

  • EJB605, EJB Architecture and J2EE

  • GAM531, Game Engine Foundations

  • GAM532, Game Engine Techniques

  • GAM536, Game Content Creation

  • GAM537, Game Development Fundamentals

  • GPU610, Parallel Programming Fundamentals

  • GPU621, Parallel Algorithms and Programming Techniques

  • GUI545, Principles of GUI Design and Programming

  • GUI546, Graphical User Interface (GUI) Programming

  • MAP523, Mobile App Development - iOS

  • MAP524, Mobile App Development - Android

  • MAP525, Mobile App Development for IBM i

  • MAP526, Mobile App Development - Cross Platform

  • MCL544, AS/400 Command Language Programming

  • MST300, Introduction to Microsoft Cloud Technologies

  • NET605, Security Considerations for Data Communications

  • OSD600, Open Source Development

  • OSD700, Open Source Development Project

  • PMC115, IT Project Mgmt. Fundamentals, Tools & Techniques

  • RPG544, Business Application Using RPG

  • SDR520, Software Design for Robotics Applications

  • SPO600, Software Portability and Optimization

  • TEC702, Technician as an Entrepreneur

  • UNX510, UNIX BASH Shell Scripting

  • UNX511, UNIX Systems Programming

  • WEB523, Web Programming Using PHP

  • WEB524, Web Programming Using ASP.NET

  • WEB525, Web Programming - Modern Apps

  • WSA500, Web Services Architecture

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Software developer

  • System analyst

  • Information systems specialist

  • Database administrator

  • Web application developer

  • Client/server applications developer

  • Systems programmer

  • UNIX/Linux system administrator

  • Net developer

  • Android java programmer

  • Application developer

  • Application support analyst

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