Emerging Technology (Post-Degree Diploma)

Please note that this program is currently not accepting any new applications for admission. Interested students should apply to the 2-year Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Computer and Information Systems.

Learning Format
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment


Passionate about new technology and looking for a job-ready credential to boost your appeal to employers? The Post-Degree Diploma in Emerging Technology will get you started on your path to a career in the IT world. 

Build on your background in computer science with courses that give you applied, hands-on learning with the latest technologies. In this intensive, one-year program, you’ll gain the specialized technical skills in networking, mobile application development and cloud infrastructure you need to jump-start your career as a computer programmer, web designer and developer, user support technician, mobile software developer, interactive media developer and more. 

Excellent job prospects

The IT industry is rapidly expanding, with about 7,000 technology companies in British Columbia and 182,000 job openings expected in Canada by 2019.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Courses taken in the undergraduate degree (bachelor level) or in the PDD-ICT cannot be used in the PDD-ET: that is, no transfer credit will be given for courses taken in the Bachelor's degree or in the PDD-ICT.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

CSIS 2260

Operating Systems


CSIS 2270

Virtualization and Computer Networking


CSIS 3275

Software Engineering


CSIS 3475

Data Structures and Algorithms


Select six courses from the following seven options:

CSIS 3155

 Computer Network Security


CSIS 3270

Advanced Networking


CSIS 3375

UX Design


CSIS 4150

Digital Forensics


CSIS 4175

Mobile Application Development II 3.00

CSIS 4270

Cloud Infrastructure


CSIS 4280

Special Topics in Web/Mobile Application Development


Total Credits



Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.
  • Applicants must have either:
    • taken at least one programming course and one other technology related course OR
    • completed the PDD-ICT program at Douglas College.



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Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.