Diploma in Information Systems

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Program Overview

A successful completion of this DIS program will prepare the student for a career in the computer industry. The graduate will have the knowledge needed to compete in today’s Information Technology business world. This program offers data management, software engineering, web development, computer graphics, object oriented programming, and 3D/VFX Technologies Fundamentals.

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Get the latest technical skills in data management, software engineering, web development, computer graphics, object oriented programming, and 3D/VFX Technologies Fundamentals.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Junior Programmer
  • Network Support
  • Junior Developer


Earn up to $47.00* per hour as a Network Support Analyst
All wages are taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

Must be 19 years old and Grade 12/GED or equivalent; must successfully complete the College English Language Proficiency Assessment Test.

Program Duration

1040 hours / 52 weeks

Course Outline

Course Hours
DIS 01 Computer Fundamentals and Techniques 40
DIS 02 Data Structures and Algorithms 60
DIS 03 Database Management Systems 60
DIS 04 Software Engineering 60
DIS 05 System Analysis and Design 60
DIS 06 Operating Systems 60
DIS 07 Electronic Commerce and Online Techniques 40
DIS 08 Computer Networks and Security Threats 60
DIS 09 C and Object Oriented Programming with C++ 100
DIS 10 Java Programming and Web Development 120
DIS 11 Computer Graphics and Media Development 100
DIS 12 3D and VFX Technologies Fundamentals 60
DIS 13 Project Management 40
DIS 14 Final Term Project Work and Presentation 180
Total Duration :  1 Year 1040 hrs

Fee Structure

1 Registration Fee $ 250 Domestic Students
2 Book Fee $ 780
3 Tuition Fee $ 8320
4 Course Materials $ 200
Total $ 9550
1 Registration Fee $ 250 International Students
2 Book Fee $ 780
3 Tuition Fee $ 11960
4 Course Materials $ 200
Total $ 13190

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 Lime of Credit
  • Scholarships

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

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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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