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  • Database Application Developer

    Database Application Developer

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:DAD
Duration:2 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Seneca’s School of Information and Communications Technology is a recognized leader in developing and delivering relevant programs. The Database Application Developer program will teach you how to design and implement databases on Linux/ UNIX and Windows platforms. You’ll create web–enabled databases using ORACLE and SQL Server that can be manipulated through a GUI front end created with Java or Visual Basic in the .NET environment.

Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Use Windows and Linux/UNIX operating systems effectively in the development and deployment of software
  • Create web applications that interact with database back–ends
  • Design database applications using relational and object–oriented design methodology with UML using Rational Rose
  • Develop test plans and test cases for quality assurance
  • Create and maintain SQL Server Database Management System
  • Design, code, test and implement programs using Java
  • Design and manipulate databases using SQL and PL/SQL in Oracle
  • Create a VB front end connecting to a SQL Server database, in a .NET environment
  • Create a Java front end connecting to an ORACLE database
  • Appraise the connectivity issues related to databases
  • Design and implement a Data Warehouse
  • Manage and implement projects using all of the above competencies
  • Understand security issues related to web applications, databases and software development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have ONE of the following:
    • A degree or postsecondary diploma in Computers; OR
    • A degree or postsecondary diploma in a non–computer field, +2 yrs IT experience with relevant résumé and references; OR
    • A degree or postsecondary diploma in a non–computer field and completion of IT programming courses; OR
    • Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of related work experience may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.

Additional Requirements

  • Technical test (includes logic and programming)
  • Written English essay

Applicant Selection

  • Applicants will be invited to attend an orientation session where they will complete the technical test and written essay.
  • Applicants will be ranked based on the strength of their technical test and written English essay.
  • Admission to this program is competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.


  • Although not required for admission, a home PC or laptop and ISP are recommended for your success in the program.


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Your Career

Specialize in Database development and give yourself a career advantage. Graduates of our intensive Database Application Developer graduate certificate program work as Database developers, Database web programmers, Database programmers and Web developers.

Co-operative Education Option

After one academic semester, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for the co–op program. Entrance into the co–op component is based on overall GPA and on the results of communication tests that include reading, writing and listening comprehension skills. Successful applicants apply for a one semester co–op work–term that will commence after their second academic semester.

Co–op Model – Fall Term
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work-Term


Co–op Model – Winter Term
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work-Term

For more information about the co–op program, please visit

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Davenport University• Any relevant Bachelor or Master of Business Administration

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DES715 Database Design 5
JAV745 Programming Using Java 5
ORA725 SQL and PL/SQL Using Oracle 5
SQL710 Database Administration Using SQL Server 4
ULI705 UNIX/Linux and Internet Programming 6
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CJV805 Database Connectivity Using Java 5
CVB815 Database Connectivity Using Visual Basic 4
DBW825 Datawarehousing 4
PRJ845 Project Management and Implementation 6
SEC835 Security in Databases and Web Applications 4

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Database Design
Programming Using Java
SQL and PL/SQL Using Oracle
Database Administration Using SQL Server
UNIX/Linux and Internet Programming
Semester 2
Database Connectivity Using Java
Database Connectivity Using Visual Basic
Project Management & Implementation
Security in Databases and Web Applications

Contact Us

For more information, please contact: School of Computer Studies

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Joel Colesberry
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33007
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Praveen Mitera
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33712
Co-op Coordinator: Pat Harper
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33125
Program Chair: Mary-Lynn Manton
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33264
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