[ECT] Computer Engineering Technology Overview

Program Description 

Seneca's Computer Engineering Technology program provides you with a sound inter– disciplinary foundation combining the three primary branches of Information and Communications Technology: electronics, software development and IT infrastructure. The School of ICT incorporates curriculum and content from a number of widely–recognized companies and organizations, including CompTIA (A+ and Network+) and Cisco (the School is a recognized Cisco Academy). In addition, the School supports strong ties with major companies in Information and Engineering Technology, including Microsoft, Redhat, Rogers, Altera, and Agilent. These linkages are critical to providing pathways for you to gain exposure to current practices in Computer Engineering Technology, and also offer opportunities that can lead to key industry certifications such as CCNA, A+, Network+, and MCSE. In addition, option subjects in upper semesters allow you to specialize in your career field of interest, with courses which address current industry trends. As a graduate, your knowledge of both relevant equipment and its use will enhance your career opportunities in the computer and information technology fields.

Co-operative Education Option

As early as second semester, you’ll be eligible to apply for co–op, a valuable opportunity to gain meaningful work experience with our industry partners. Employers are committed to providing you with relevant work assignments. Upon graduation, you may have acquired up to 12 months of paid employment experience while spending only four or eight months longer to achieve your diploma. You must achieve and maintain above average academic standards for acceptance and progression in co–op.

Students in the co–op option will also take CPP100 (Co–op Professional Practice) in the semester preceding their first co–op work–term, and CPP200 (Co–op Professional Practice) in the semester following their first co–op work–term. Students must successfully complete CPP100, CPP200 and at least two co–op work–terms to graduate from the co–op option. For more information, please go to www.senecacollege.ca/coop.

Your career

The six–semester Computer Engineering Technology advanced diploma program prepares you for a successful career in the computer and information processing fields. After graduation, you may pursue a career in computer and computer network design, installation, and support. Specific roles include: programmer, network analyst and/or network installer, systems analyst, network designer, software specialist, product development or in– process control technologist support. You’ll find employment opportunities in both small and large organizations serving many sectors.

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