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, test and implement databases on a variety of operating platforms. You will also learn how to create database computer applications using web and object-oriented languages. This program offers an optional work term(s) for those who meet all academic requirements. This is an opportunity that allows 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

  • Relational Database Design and Implementation (SQL, PL/SQL)
  • Programming Using Java
  • Database Administration and Management
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing (Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS)
  • Web Programming
  • Database Connectivity Using Java
  • Data Warehousing
  • Accessing Big Data
  • Security in Databases and Web Applications
  • (Implementation methods and tools for an) Applied Capstone Project
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:

Vida Movahedi


(416) 491-5050 Ext.24118


Student Adviser:

Carol Ann David


(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22174





(416) 493-4144 Ext. N/A


International Admissions:



(416) 493-4144 Ext. N/A