through this intensive three-year advanced diploma program, you will gain a solid foundation, combining the three primary branches of information and communications technology: electronics, software development and IT infrastructure.
Seneca incorporates curriculum content from a number of internationally known organizations, including CompTIA and Cisco. In addition, your professors have strong ties with major tech companies, including Microsoft, Bell, Rogers, Keysight Technologies and Freescale Semiconductors, to help you gain exposure to current industry practices and build a network prior to graduation. As a graduate of this program, your knowledge of both relevant equipment and its use will enhance your career opportunities in the computer and information technology fields.
Common First Semester
Seneca’s electronics and engineering diploma programs (including Electronics Engineering Technician and Electronics Engineering Technology) have the first semester in common, allowing for easy transfer between programs before second year.
- operating system: Windows 10, 64 bit
- processor: 3.3 GHz (or faster)
- memory: 16 GB (or larger)
- solid-state drive: 128 GB (or larger)
- second display screen (recommended)
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
- Write computer programs
- Programming languages including C, C++, C#, Java and Python
- Computer hardware assembly and troubleshooting
- Computer network design, installation and support
- Cisco router implementation
Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:
- Computer engineering technologist
- Network administrator
- Software developer
- Computer technologist
- Product development technologist
- Product support technologist
- Technical sales representative
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
- York Technology Association (YTA)
- Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)
- Cisco Academy
- Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)