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Computing Science (Certificate)

Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Computing Science
Credits: 30.0
Length: Two semesters
Campuses: New Westminster
Credential: Certificate
Admission Type: Limited enrolment
Offered: Winter, Fall, Summer
program overview

Have a knack for technology? Want to break into Canada’s emerging tech industry? Take the first step to a career in software development, programming, information security analysis and much more with a Computing Science Certificate. With this one-year certificate, you’ll build your computer literacy, and gain a solid foundation in applied and academic computer programming and computing science. The program includes courses in Python and C++ programming, and using Raspberry Pi.

What can a Certificate in Computing Science do for you?

According to an IT Labour Market Report – prepared by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program – it is predicted there will be 182,000 IT job openings in Canada by 2019.

All Computing Science courses and their credits are fully transferable to the 5 main research universities in British Columbia: SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC and UVic.

curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 50% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College 

* A university transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC - according to the BC Transfer Guide.  

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENGL 1130 Academic Writing 3.00
MATH 1120 Calculus I 3.00
MATH 1220 Calculus II 3.00
MATH 1130 Discrete Mathematics 3.00
CMPT 1105 Intro to Computing Science & Programming 3.00
CMPT 1110 C++ Programming 3.00
CMPT 2200 Designing with Raspberry Pi 3.00
Elective (3) University transferable elective* 9.00
Total Credits   30.00
admission requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

program cost

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.

curriculum 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.