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Computer Programmer

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 02361 Length: 4 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) 
    • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was

  • domestic $3,837.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$50 – computer lab fee (per semester); $1,500 textbooks, course packs, print cards etc. (over four semesters).

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick.  Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computing (Application Software Development) 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Institution(s): Robert Gordon University

Graduates of Humber's Computer Programmer diploma program will be eligible for admission into Year 3 of Robert Gordon University's Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computing (Application Software Development)  provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the program.  Applicants must:

– Show satisfactory completion of the Computer Programmer diploma program
- Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above (or equivalent %)
– Supply a suitable reference from Humber College
– Where the applicants’ first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the student meets the general English language requirements of the University may be required.
– Be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.
- The applicant must also successfully complete a selection interview to demonstrate their suitability for the course.

For further information, contact:

KOM Consultants
Telephone:  905-318-8200
Toll Free:  1-877-318-8203

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

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Rob Robson
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4422


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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89  $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89  $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Computer Programmer diploma program is structured to allow you to complete all academic studies in just four semesters. 

We’ve designed our computer programming courses to make sure you will be prepared for a job in the computer industry. Your courses will include computer programming, systems analysis, web development, database management, information technology (IT) project management and other aspects of information systems. You will also learn the cycles of software development applications as follow the standards of planning, developing, testing and supporting.

Due to the demanding nature of this program, a strong commitment is required. As well, you are required to have your own laptop computer for use in this program.

Courses Program Standards

The Humber Advantage

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Usability Lab

The Usability Lab is a new facility for students in the School of Media Studies & Information Technology at Humber College. This “Live Lab” is a full-fledged usability lab where content creators can capture & assess the interaction between user and design.

This Usability Lab is specialized, in that it was purposefully built for usability studies to ensure that the environment does not interfere with the testing. Designed with flexibility at its core, it has been equipped with a broad variety of technology, supporting usability testing at many different levels of sophistication.

What makes this lab unique is the fact that it is mobile. This one-of-a-kind usability lab can be delivered to those who wish to use and evaluate our designs, as well as their own. For our students, they can participate in, and lead experiments that will truly test the designs they have developed, to make sure they work in the manner they have been designed to work.

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Your Career

Canada has approximately 675,000 people working in information and communications technology (ICT), and about half of that workforce is in Ontario where the ICT industry accounts for over $30 billion in sales. Help satisfy the continuing demand for skilled IT professionals. Our graduates are able to work as computer programmers, junior web developers, junior database designers, junior software testers, customer support analysts, system co-ordinators, technical sales co-ordinators or technical support representatives. You’ll also have the skills to pursue advanced training in .NET, J2EE and Oracle that will help prepare you to write industry certification examinations. There is an additional cost for certification exams.

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