Douglas College

Computer and Information Systems (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Commerce & Business Administration
Degree:Post-diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Computer and Information Sciences, General
Description:Do you have a passion for apps and technology? Get started on your path to becoming a computer programmer, web technician, software engineer, information systems analyst, data administrator and more in this intensive, two-year program. In your first year, you’ll learn the basics of computing and programming, and will become familiar with current development tools. In your second year, you’ll hone your technical skills through one of three streams.

Choose one of three streams

Data Analytics

Learn business statistics and support systems, databases and data analysis in order to be prepared for such career opportunities as information systems analyst/consultant, computer and information systems manager and database analyst.

Emerging Technology

Learn web scripting and programming, data algorithms, cloud infrastructure and mobile application development in order to be prepared for such career opportunities as computer and network operator, web technician, computer programmer, interactive media developer, software engineer, mobile software developer, and web designer and developer.


Learn how to protect computing systems from hackers and malware attacks. Hone your skills with hands-on projects in cloud cybersecurity, mobile cybersecurity, operating system and multimedia cybersecurity and more. In your final semester, you’ll develop or design an applied research project for a client. You’ll graduate prepared to start your career as a cyber security analyst, a security engineer, a security software developer and more.

URL:Computer and Information Systems (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma) at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
All applicants for admission to the College must satisfy at least ONE of the following criteria: BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system); one course short of BC secondary school graduation; 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance; 17 years old on the first day of the first semester of attendance and has not been in school for at least one year; or completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years.
Additional 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.

    Note: Applicants must apply for one of two streams available for this program: Emerging Technology or Data Analytics.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 12, 2022