[DAD] Database Application Developer Overview

Seneca College's School of Information and Communication Technology DAD (Database Application Developer) 1 Year Post Graduate Certificate (8 months studies + 4 months optional co-op) offers university and college graduates the specialized training required to be considered for database positions.

The DAD program covers Database design, Internet programming, XML, Security, Linux/Unix, Oracle, MS SQL Server, Data warehousing, Project management, Testing (including test plans), Database interconnectivity and programming using Java and VB in the Windows .NET environment. The graduates of this program will have the skills to understand and create good database design using Rational Rose. They will be able to create GUI front end with Java or VB.Net, and be able to understand the connectivity issues related to creating web-enabled databases, that allow users to access and manipulate data through the web.

Some knowledge of programming in C, C++ or Java is required. If you have no knowledge of programming, or have only worked in Visual Basic, we recommend you first take some classes in programming(C,C++ and/or Java) before applying. Please talk to program co-ordinator Praveen.Mitera@senecacollege.ca for further advice at 416-491-5050 x 33712International students can email their admission related questions to seneca.international@senecacollege.ca

Applications are being accepted for the September intake.

Generally we recommend that you apply early so that all paperwork is processed in time. However :

  • Local students should apply no later than 2 months before start date
  • International students (on study visa) should apply no later than 3 months before start date

If you are thinking of applying and its already past the time indicated above, then before you apply, please contact the admissions office to see whether they can accommodate your late application.

All applicants must have a degree or diploma from a recognized institute in order to apply. If this degree or diploma was obtained  in a country other than Canada or USA, then you must get it evaluated from one of the following (which can take several weeks):

ICAS (www.icascanada.ca)  1 800 321-6021  or (519) 763-7282

WES (www.wes.org/ca)  (416) 972-0070

U of T (http://learn.utoronto.ca/ces.htm)  (416) 978-2400 x3


This program is approved by the Ministry of Education and is eligible for OSAP loan for qualified applicants. This program is also eligible for EI, Second Career and Skills Development funding for qualified applicants.

For more detailed information, click on the links below.