January 16 & 175:30 to 7:30 p.m.
In today’s workplace, computer skills are an absolute necessity. Whether you’re working with numbers, designs or words, your knowledge of how to successfully navigate electronic technology can help you get your foot in the door when applying for that perfect job. This program provides students interested in a career in computers with an opportunity to gain the fundamental skills in computer technologies including programming languages, systems development and operating systems in just eight months, while also offering those with previous credentials the chance to enhance their employment prospects. Sample a variety of computer-related courses and discover your area of expertise.
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In today’s workplace, computer skills are an absolute necessity. Whether you’re working with numbers, designs or words, your ability to successfully navigate digital technology can help you get your foot in the door when applying for that perfect job. This program develops fundamental skills in computer technologies including programming, web development, networking, hardware and operating systems that will open the door to pursuing additional certifications and/or diplomas.
The technical skills gained will benefit graduates both personally and professionally whether they choose to use the program as a starting point to a more advanced IT diploma or as a solid foundation in digital technology.
Students who enter the program with a previous educational credential can supplement their learning by adding a technical skillset providing them with a competitive advantage when entering the workforce.
First-year students enrolled in this program will receive a membership to all eight of Durham Region’s Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade for the duration of their studies, plus an additional year following graduation. DC is proud to be one of the only colleges in Ontario offering students this unique connection to business leaders.
The eight Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade are:
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements. Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
All courses in the first semester of the Computer Foundations program are the same as those in the Computer Programming, Computer Programming and Analysis, Computer Systems Technician, and Computer Systems Technology programs. Foundations graduates may choose to return and complete any of these programs and receive completed courses as equivalent academic credits. In addition, students receiving a minimum GPA of 3.5 in first-semester courses will be eligible to apply to the Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Information Technology program. Students pursuing this transfer option will be able to earn a diploma and degree in only four years.