These diploma programs focus on preparing students to work as a programmer specializing in open source tools, placing them at the core of the digital revolution era and creating a network effect of flexibility and affordability for companies that expect to create a customized customer experience. These programs will give students theoretical and practical skills in Content Management Systems, Perl and Python and Ruby on Rails. Open Source Web Development Diploma has an optional co-op component that can be taken after competition of the academic year.

The two options are:

  • Open Source Web Development Diploma
  • Open Source Web Development Diploma with Co-op

Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to secure employment in a wide variety and sizes of businesses such as:

  • Open Source Application Programmer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Web Programmer
  • Web Developer

Graduation requirements

  • Successful completion of all program courses.
  • Successful completion of program Co-op (If applicable)


This Co-op will provide you with the opportunity to apply acquired theory and skills in a practical business setting. Students will gain real-world experience working on projects as a member of a team with project deliverables and deadlines.

Methods of Evaluation

Course grading is indicated on each course outline. Generally, the assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Required Course Material

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.


Computer and requisite software are provided at the college. No other equipment is required unless otherwise indicated on the course outline.


Course currency and relevancy may change depending on the requirements of the industry. The college may make changes at any time. Changes will be effective when made.

Program duration

Program hours
Total instructional hours 960
Total Co-op hours 840 (If applicable)
Total program hours 960 (No Co-op) - 1920 (With Co-op)
Total program length (weeks) 48 (No Co-op) - 96 (With Co-op)
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated March 11, 2019
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