What will I learn?

Humber’s Information Technology graduate certificate program is designed to support students without an information technology (IT) background. Our program’s first semester includes an introduction to software development, database concepts and web development. In subsequent semesters, students engage in advanced study of a variety of information technology topics in areas including database development, database administration, enterprise software development (.NET/Java), web development, and mobile application development (Android and/or iOS).

You will learn how to effectively control, maintain and develop information technology systems.

Working in teams and individually, you will create commercial applications that apply acquired theories to the creation, administration and development of databases as well as database-driven mobile, web and desktop applications. Project management skills will prepare you to work effectively in large IT departments and tackle large projects efficiently. In addition to building your collaborative and teamwork skills, this program will teach you how to best market yourself to prospective employers in today's competitive job market.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Configure database systems to meet data collection and client goals.
  • Design customized software using data structures and design patterns to meet design goals.
  • Fix system configurations across operating systems to address IT challenges.
  • Analyze data and industry trends to inform IT design solutions.
  • Capture software requirements for information exchange to facilitate software design.
  • Create service-oriented architecture and enterprise applications to meet clients’ IT needs.
  • Apply project management skills to plan and execute IT projects to required specifications.
  • Integrate software to strategically create original IT solutions.
  • Address ethical issues in IT projects to protect the rights of both industry and users.
  • Implement personal and professional development strategies to improve job performance and promote professional growth.
  • Develop mobile applications using object-oriented methodologies and languages that meet usability standards.

Your Career

Graduates may 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 sector.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,340.00 (US$ 13,828) per year
CAN $8,960 per semester; Ancillary Fees: CAN $469.89

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020, January 2021


Humber College

Humber North Campus,

205 Humber College Boulevard,


Ontario (ON),

M9W 5L7, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: A bachelor’s degree. English language requirement: IELTS scores overall 6.5 and no band below 6.0; EAP score successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 80% in Level 8; TOEFL scores 580 for paper-based test or 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test; MELAB Score 82; PTE score 61 - 64.

For international students

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

  • A bachelor’s degree

Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 580 for paper-based test OR 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test

Minimum PTE Score of 61 - 64

Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 80% in Level 8

Minimum MELAB Score: 82


About this uni

Humber College takes theory, adds practical learning, state-of-the-art labs and creative spaces to unleash innovative and entrepreneurial thinking.

  • One of Canada’s diverse and comprehensive colleges
  • Over 6,500 international students from 130+ countries
  • Over 180 full-time programs in six faculties
  • Gain placements abroad and study a semester overseas