Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Conestoga's Software Engineering Technology (Co-op) program is recognized as one of the top programs of its kind in Ontario. This dynamic three-year program provides students with the knowledge and skills to function effectively as a Software Developer.

Proper software design and development techniques are learned in order to prepare the student for work in a technical environment. A strong emphasis is made on learning from first principles - developing skills to adapt in an ever-changing industry.

Students develop a firm understanding of software design methodologies in application development, mobile development, embedded programming, systems programming, and database infrastructure.

Conceptual and practical knowledge of desktop development, web development, mobile smartphone/tablet development, database development, software quality, computer security, and embedded system programming is acquired.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Software Engineering Technology
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes  
Year 2 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 3 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 Work Term 4
Year 4 Classes Classes  

Work Term Capabilities

It is expected that due to the longer period of time with the employer, students will be given progressive responsibility and/or exposure to new challenges as their skills develop.

Work Terms I - IV

Students are able to perform junior through intermediate level software engineering and development tasks including: software prototyping, specification-based implementation and specification development.
Topics covered in the program prior to the co-op terms include:

Sample Job Titles

Software Developer, Application Developer, Windows Developer, Web Developer, Mobile Software Developer, Web Administrator, Linux System Developer, Programmer, Embedded Software Developer, QA/QC Technologist

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:

Kitty Runstedler
Employer Relations Consultant