Information and Communication Technology (Post-Degree Diploma)

Commerce & Business Administration
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Length of Program
One year
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
New Westminster
Learning Format
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements


If you already have your bachelor’s degree and are looking to pick up the technical skills for a career in IT, this one-year Post-Degree Diploma in Information and Communication Technology is for you. You’ll be introduced to a number of concepts in IT, including programming, systems analysis, project management and more.

Learn and work with information technology tools

Learn the technical concepts needed for success in this field and have the opportunity to further explore topics with five elective information technology courses. Gain a better understanding of hardware maintenance and advanced computer applications, and graduate with job-ready skills. You’ll get to learn and use communication and information technology tools such as HTML, CSS, C#, JavaScript, Ajax and more.

Graduate job-ready with the Career Boost program 

Designed for post-degree students, the Career Boost program prepares you for part-time paid or volunteer positions that complement your studies. You’ll participate in career-building workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, networking with employers, peer-led leadership meetings and more. Once you graduate, you’ll get the continued support, skills and knowledge you need to find a full-time job in your field.

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.


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits. Please contact the program coordinator for approval of substitutions.
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required
  • Time limit to complete program graduation requirements: four (4) years


Course Requirements:

Required courses

Course Number

Course Title


CSIS 1175

Introduction to Programming I


CSIS 1280

Multimedia Web Development


CSIS 2175

Advanced Integrated Software Development


CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis & Design


CSIS 2260

Operating Systems






Select five from the following options:

BUSN 3600

Project Management Essentials



any CSIS 3000 to 4000 level courses, not in the required list above








Total Credits



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.

More Information

Tuition Deposit

When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required. 

Career Pathways

Career opportunities include:

  • C/C++ Programmer 
  • Computer Engineer 
  • Computer Network Technician 
  • Computer Support 
  • Computer Vision Programmer 
  • Embedded Systems Designer 
  • Game/App Developer/Desktop Publisher 
  • Information Systems Analyst 
  • IT Consultant 
  • IT Operations Manager 
  • IT Projects Associate