Diploma in Computer Science Fundamentals

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Program Overview

The program is the first step into the world of computer science. The student will gain an understanding of the scope of computer science. Graduates will acquire knowledge of the software used in computer science and the software’s ability to build new and better things. If computer algorithms, computer graphics, and software engineering sound exciting to you, then this program may be just for you.

Start your path towards a career in computer science. On-campus and online options available. Gain an understanding of the scope of computer algorithms, computer graphics, and software engineering with our Diploma in Computer Science Fundamentals.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Computer Science Fundamentals Diploma will be able to work as:

  • Technical support
  • IT Administrator
  • Programming Analyst

Wages

Earn up to $37.00* per hour as a technical support staff member
All wages are taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

All applicants must be at lest 19 years old and have Grade 12/GEC or equivalent. Applicants must successfully complete the College English Language Proficiency Assessment Test and admissions interview. For English Proficiency Requirements, International students applying for this program need to have a minimum of 5.5 bands in IELTS or level 6 or more in CLB OR successfully complete the College English Language Proficiency Assessment Test and admissions interview.

Program Duration

640 hours / 8 months

Course Outline

Name of Course/Subject # of Hours
DCSF 01 Evolution and Introduction to the Computers Technology 40
DCSF 02 Data Storage and Manipulation 40
DCSF 03 Operating Systems 60
DCSF 04 Computer Networks and Internet Technologies 40
DCSF 05 Computer Algorithms 40
DCSF 06 Data Structure and Abstraction 60
DCSF 07 Database System 60
DCSF 08 Software Engineering 60
DCSF 09 CG and Graphics Editor Software 60
DCSF 10 Programming Language Techniques and S/W Packages 80
DCSF 11 Final Term Lab Work and Presentation 100
Total Duration :  8 Months 640 hrs

Fee Structure

# PARTICULARS FEE REMARKS
1 Registration Fee $ 250 Domestic Students
2 Book Fee $ 500
3 Tuition Fee $ 5250
Total $6000
1 Registration Fee $ 250 International Students
2 Book Fee $ 500
3 Tuition Fee $ 8250
Total $ 9000

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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