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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, C and C#
  • Web technologies and web application development
  • Database management and administration
  • Network administration and security

Competitive edge

In this program, you'll gain practical software engineering skills that give you a competitive edge in the job market. You'll study computer hardware (including Computer Architecture and Linux/Unix Operating System) and business practice, management and analysis. There's also a concentration on math that will provide you with a deeper understanding of software engineering principles.

Advanced learning opportunities

After earning a Computer Systems Technician diploma from Sheridan, many students continue their education. You can complete a third year in the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program to earn an advanced diploma. You may also be eligible to apply your diploma credits towards one of our honours bachelors degrees in applied computing.

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.

Transfer to university

Graduates of this program who meet the articulation requirements can transfer into specific computer science programs at Brock University, McMaster University or Algoma University.

Campus locations

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

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Diploma

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