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Computer Software and Database Development – Loyalist College in Toronto

Available as a two-year program

Tech savvy creative thinkers are in demand. When you gain the specialized skills needed to create and maintain standalone and enterprise-level computer software applications and databases, both on premise and on cloud servers, the career possibilities are limitless. As a graduate of Loyalist’s full-time Computer Software & Database Development post-graduate program, you will become fluent in contemporary software development languages and methodologies while building deep content knowledge and database expertise.


This program will be delivered in-person for the Winter semester. For more information, please visit our Winter 2022 Program Delivery page.

  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

  • Start Date

    September and May entry

Computer software and database professionals with the specialized skills to develop and implement solutions for the configuration and integration of applications are in high demand and find careers in a range of sectors.

Careers may include the following:

  • Software developer
  • Mobile application developer
  • Software tester
  • Database developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Front-end and/or back-end web developer
  • Software designer
  • Technical analyst
  • Data analyst
  • System analyst

Database developers and administrators are employed across several industries, but close to a quarter work in professional, scientific and technical services, particularly for companies providing computer systems design and related services. Other key employers include various levels of government and financial institutions.

Employment in this occupation has experienced significant growth over the last decade. The development of innovative technologies to store, organize and analyze data in secure databases has contributed to this increase. Some of the province's technology companies continue to expand and deliver new software and database solutions to the marketplace.

Experiential learning, including a semester-long co-op work term

Prepare for a career in computer technology and database development in various industries:

  • Learn to validate testing to troubleshoot problems associated with software development.
  • Develop, document, deploy and maintain a secure program code based on specifications.
  • Apply networking concepts in the development of program code to meet client requirements.
  • Gather, document, and analyze software design requirements to architect solutions that meet stakeholder needs.
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Contribute to the successful completion of a project by applying project management principles.
  • Apply appropriate strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance and conform to workplace expectations.
  • Adhere to ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements in the development and management of computing systems and solutions.
  • A co-op work term in semester four provides an opportunity to gain first-hand workplace experience.

Co-ops in work terms are valuable work-integrated learning experiences in which students demonstrate outcomes from previous semesters in Canadian industry settings. In addition to building skills and identifying career contacts, co-ops in work terms add industry-relevant experience to students’ résumés. The co-op job market is competitive, and students will be expected to participate actively in their job searches. Students will be supported with information and skills to attain co-ops.

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