Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming (Fast Track - Co-op) 3139

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Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 3139
School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Type: Fast-track program
Program Length: 2 years/ 6 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

Qualified college or university graduates with a background in software gain direct admission into the second year (semester three) of the three-year program and receive their Software Engineering Technology – Interactive Gaming Advanced diploma in four semesters plus two work terms.

The Fast-track Software Engineering Technology – Interactive Gaming program will prepare you to work as a software developer in the game software industry. Graduates will be able to participate in various phases of the game programming life cycle, such as game design, three-dimensional graphics programming and multiplayer online game programming.

The course work in the program will emphasize object-oriented software design methodologies, user-oriented interface design, Microsoft’s .NET, DirectX, XNA, Flash, HTML5, Software Testing and QA, C#, Java, Java EE, Oracle, MS-SQL Server and Rational/ WebSphere.To underscore the applied focus of the curriculum, the program will includes  two software development projects.
This program offers a co-op component.  Academically qualified students can enhance their education by working two terms as paid employees in the field.  This experience allows students to put classroom learning into practice and provides valuable contacts for future careers.

The Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming program is a fully CIPS/CTAB accredited program.

Semester 3 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
COMP-214 Advanced Database Concepts Progress Campus
COMP-229 Web Application Development Progress Campus
COMP-246 Object Oriented Software Engineering Progress Campus
COMP-305 Game Programming 1 Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus

Semester 4 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
CNET-124 Network Technologies Progress Campus
COMP-212 Programming 3 Progress Campus
COMP-228 JAVA Programming Progress Campus
COMP-311 Software Testing and Quality Assurance Progress Campus
COMP-391 Introduction to Game and Simulation Progress Campus
COOP-221 Employment Preplacement Progress Campus
MATH-210 Linear Algebra and Statistics Progress Campus
COOP222 Co-op Work Placement 1 follows Semester 4.
COOP331 Co-op Work Placement 2 follows COOP222 for students beginning the program in Fall semester.

Semester 5 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
CNET-329 Business and ICT Progress Campus
COMP-231 Software Development Project I Progress Campus
COMP-303 Java EE Programming Progress Campus
COMP-308 Emerging Technologies Progress Campus
COMP-392 Advanced Graphics Progress Campus
COMP-395 Simulation Design Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
COOP331 Co-op Work Placement 2 follows Semester 5 for students beginning the program in Winter semester.

Semester 6 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
CNET-307 IT Project Management Progress Campus
COMP-304 Wireless Programming Progress Campus
COMP-313 Software Development Project 2 Progress Campus
COMP-394 Practical Game Design Progress Campus
COMP-396 Game Programming 2 Progress Campus
ELECT Technical Elective Progress Campus
ENGL-253 Advanced Business Communications Progress Campus
Technical Elective:
COMP397 Web Game Programming

Companies hiring technology graduates include:

  • SpongeLab
  • Royal Bank
  • Scotiabank
  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
  • Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Government

Program Highlights

  • Option exists for an eight month paid co-op experience
  • Courses are delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards
  • There are technical electives and project-based learning incorporated
  • Knowledgeable and approachable faculty members who have diverse business experience and academic credentials

The Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming program is a fully CIPS/CTAB accredited program.

The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) and the Canadian Council of Technician and Technologies (CCTT) jointly approved accreditation of this program in 2011.  This joint accreditation is the first of its kind in Canada.  Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either CIPS or their provincial engineering technology association.

CTAB Nationally Accredited Program
The Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technologist
OACETT (The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes the Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technologist category.

The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.


  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial degree or diploma and relevant work experience
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Career Outlook

Program graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions as:

  • Software developers
  • Software testers
  • Game programmers
  • Computer programmers
  • Systems analysts
  • Business analysts
  • Web application developers
  • Database administrators
  • Applications or software support