DAD - Database Application Developer

Program Information: 
Program Code: DAD
Credential Awarded: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus: Seneca Newnham
Duration: 2 semesters (8 months)
Start Dates: Fall *Start Dates are subject to change



This Seneca program will teach you how to design and implement databases on Linux/UNIX and Windows platforms. You'll create web-enable databases using ORACLE and SQL Server that can be manipulated through a GUI front end created with JAVA or Visual Basic in the .NET environment. You'll also benefit from an opportunity to complete a co-op work term, which will allow you to put what you've learned in class into practice in the working world while developing a network of contacts ahead of graduation.

Your learning doesn't stop with the knowledge of designing and implementing databases; You'll gain insight into the security issues of web applications, databases and software development. Also you will learn to create test plans and test cases for quality assurance.

What You'll Learn
  • Database Design
  • Programming Using Java
  • SQL and PL/SQL Using Oracle
  • Database Administration Using SQL Server
  • UNIX/Linux and Internet Programming
  • Database Connectivity Using Java
  • Database Connectivity Using Visual Basic
  • Data Warehousing
  • Project Management and Implementation
  • Security in Databases and Web Applications
Your Career

As a graduate of the intensive Database Application Developer program you'll be able to work as a Database Developer, Database Web Programmer, Database Programmer or Web Developer for any number of sectors and industries. Specialize in database development and give yourself a career advantage.

Additional Information

Prior knowledge of programming in C, C++ or Java is required. If you have no prior knowledge of programming, or have only worked in Visual Basic, we recommend you first enroll in some classes in programming(C,C++ and/or Java) before applying.

International students can email their admission related questions to

Generally we recommend that you apply early so that all paperwork is processed in time. However :

  • Local students should apply no later than 2 months before start date
  • International students (on study visa) should apply no later than 3 months before start date

If you are thinking of applying and its already past the time indicated above, then before you apply, please contact the admissions office to see whether they can accommodate your late application.

All applicants must have a degree or diploma from a recognized institute in order to apply. If this degree or diploma was obtained  in a country other than Canada or USA, then you must get it evaluated from one of the following (which can take several weeks):

ICAS (  1 800 321-6021  or (519) 763-7282

WES (  (416) 972-0070

U of T (  (416) 978-2400 x3

This program is approved by the Ministry of Education and is eligible for OSAP loan for qualified applicants. This program is also eligible for EI, Second Career and Skills Development funding for qualified applicants.

For more detailed information, click on the links below.


Program Co-ordinator:

Eden Burton


(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26229


Student Adviser:

Joel Colesberry


(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22174





(416) 493-4144 Ext. N/A


International Admissions:



(416) 493-4144 Ext. N/A