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Information Technology Solutions

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: IT511 Length: 4 semesters

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

  • A bachelor’s degree


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




Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

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

Post-Admission Requirements:

Students are required to own or have guaranteed access to an Internet-enabled personal computer in their place of residence.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenClosed
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,072.62
  • international: $15,881.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Additional costs will vary depending upon the professional elective selected by a student, e.g., each Oracle course will cost approximately $300 for Oracle resources.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Program Contact(s)

Meena Dowlwani
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4734



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s Information Technology Solutions graduate certificate program is carefully designed to support students without an information technology (IT) background. Our program offers an introductory first semester with an introduction to software development, database concepts and web development preparing students to engage in advanced study following their own selection of options in areas including database development, database administration, enterprise software development (.NET/Java), web development, and mobile application development (Android and/or iOS) in subsequent semesters of study.

This program provides the concepts, skills and knowledge required to work as a mobile (Android or iOS) application developer, Java/.NET application developer, DBAs for Oracle/SQL Server, as well as back-end or front-end web developers.

Working on team projects and individually, you will create commercial applications that apply theories to the creation, administration and development of databases as well as database-driven mobile, web and desktop applications. Project management and presentation skills are a key component of the program.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Install, configure, program and maintain IT applications (including operating systems, database management systems).
  • Create customized software.
  • Debug, document and repair bugs in applications.
  • Identify, analyze and document the client’s business and system requirements.
  • Interpret, create, and present work-related documents and information effectively and accurately.
  • Create and manage normalized and relational data tables including constraints.
  • Write programs that communicate with other computers over a network.
  • Develop and implement dynamic web applications using appropriate programming language, databases and data sources.
  • Identify, analyze and apply object oriented (O-O) model and concepts including objects, classes, encapsulation, inheritance, abstraction, polymorphism, behaviour, and interfaces.
  • Plan and execute successful IT and project development activities utilizing project management skills and software.
  • Design, develop and implement authentication and secure applications.
  • Identify ethical issues in Information Technology projects and propose strategies to address these issues.
  • Implement personal and professional development strategies to improve job performance and promote professional growth.
  • Identify the underlying architectural system structures and components for a given enterprise software application.
  • Describe current trends and challenges in Information Technology projects.


Work Placement

This program does not have a work placement component. However, in conjunction with the Career Connections course, we provide graduates with job search assistance at the end of the program. Students are encouraged to market themselves to prospective employers.

The Humber Experience

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The Humber Advantage

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.

Your Career

Graduates will qualify for full-time and freelance employment as enterprise software developers; junior and intermediate software developers; enterprise programmers for e-commerce; web programmers; intranet, extranet and database developers; or database administrators in corporate, small- and medium-sized businesses, government, entertainment, education, healthcare and the not-for-profit sectors.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

This program is recognized by Oracle as a Workforce Development Partner. Some courses within the program support preparation for the certification exams and application for the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) designation.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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