Information and Communication Technology (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.

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 program co-ordinator for approval of substitutions
  • Must achieve a program GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required courses

CSIS 1175 Introduction to Programming I   3.00

CSIS 2175

Advanced Integrated Software Development


CSIS 1280

Frontend Web Development


CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design


CSIS 2300

Database I


Select five courses from the following 10 options:

CSIS 3175

Mobile Application Development


CSIS 3275

Software Engineering


CSIS 3280

Web Based Scripting


CSIS 3290

Fundamentals of Machine Learning in Data Science


CSIS 3300

Database II


CSIS 3360

Fundamentals of Data Analytics


CSIS 3375

UX Design in Mobile Applications


CSIS 3380

Advanced Web Programming with JavaScript and AJAX


CSIS 4050

Advanced OO Prog for Bus App


BUSN 3600

Essentials of Project Management


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.


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.

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

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.