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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering

Learn to build computer applications — and build a great career.

A Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering diploma is exceptionally marketable in our rapidly changing computer-driven world.

The 4 cores of software engineering

As a program accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), we concentrate on four core areas of software engineering:

  • Programming and software development in Java, and C
  • Web technologies and web application development
  • Database management and administration
  • Network administration and security

Mobile computing: anytime, anywhere

The Computer Systems Technician program uses Sheridan's mobile computing system, which means you'll work in a networked environment that resembles what you'll find in the workplace. All lecture notes and other class materials are available online anytime, anywhere.

Advanced learning opportunities

After earning a computer systems technician diploma from Sheridan, many students continue their education. Students can complete a third year in the Computer Systems Technology program to earn an advanced diploma in software development and network engineering.

Additional information

Our students possess practical, workplace-ready software engineering skills that translate directly to the workplace.

Study computer hardware (including architecture and applied operating systems design), business practice, management and analysis, as well as a three-course math concentration that provides a deeper understanding of software engineering principles.

Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering students graduate with a superior education in software engineering, a competitive edge in the job market, and a set of skills you can adapt for the careers of the future.

Additional opportunities for further study include:

Bachelor's degree at Sheridan: After getting your computer systems diploma, you can apply to Sheridan's Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (BAISc) (Information Systems Security) program after completing a bridging program.

Transfer to University: Graduates of this program who meet the articulation requirements can gain expedited entry into a computer science program at Brock University, McMaster University and Algoma University.

Computer Systems Technician-Software Engineering program courses are held at both the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario and Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-Time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: PCSSN