IT General Programming Diploma


Program Description

This diploma program focuses on preparing students to work as a programmer requiring the application of current industry policies, practices, procedures, and tools. Upon successful completion, students will have demonstrated the ability to apply theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills in industry-standard programming languages, database design and application, fundamentals of object-oriented programming, HTML, JavaScript, and practical software applications.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to secure employment, for example, as application programmers, programmer analysts, and software development programmers.

Intake Dates:

Cohort 1: 31 st Oct 2022 – 21 st July 2023

Cohort 2: 28th Nov 2022 – 25th Aug 2023

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for this opportunity, you must:

• Referred by a WorkBC Centre with an Action Plan

• Current resident of British Columbia

• Either a Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizenship, or Refugee (protected person)

• BCEA PWD Clients

• BCEA Non-PWD Clients (Income Assistance)

• Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits or

• Reachback, have had an EI benefit within the previous 60 months or

• Have earned more than $2,000 in insurable earnings and have paid Employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years (Note: the 5 years do not have to be consecutive years)

• Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia, 19 years or older)

• Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements

Training Modules

• Information Technology Essentials

• Problem Solving and Analytical Thinking

• Markup Essentials

• Scripting for web development

• Databases Design and Modeling

• Rapid Application Development

• Cross-platform programming

• Proprietary scripting

• System Programming

• Object Oriented Programming

• System Programming Workshop

• Career Preparation

• 240 hours


• Up to $300 weekly allowance for qualified applicants

• 29 weeks of training in Occupations Skills

• 6 weeks of hands-on practicum workplace training

• 2 weeks of follow-up Job Search Support

• Computer and requisite software are provided at the college

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