Internet Programming & Database Management


Program Information

The Internet Programming & Database Management (IPRC) program offers previous graduates of diploma and degree programs an opportunity to develop practical skills in software and database development. The program consists of two academic terms and a four or eight-month co-op work term that prepares graduates for entry into the job market. 

Students study current trends in website development, computer programming, database design and development, mobile development, and web technologies. Major coursework provides a hands-on environment allowing students to evaluate, design, and implement software applications for the three-tier client, server, and database environment.

The widespread use of computer technology in all spheres - from manufacturing, construction, education, health and financial industries means that programmers are the key people shaping the solutions of today and tomorrow.

Students study Microsoft C# and Oracle Java programming languages as well as the Oracle and IBM D2 databases. Graduates have the ability to use problem solving and critical thinking skills to analyze business and industry requirements and design, develop and implement real life database-driven enterprise web applications.

Students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater qualify for the IPRC co-op component that provides an opportunity to enhance the classroom learning in a real-world industry environment. Students that are not eligible for, or unable to secure an approved co-op, must graduate from the non-co-op stream (IPRO). Graduates are prepared for entry-level careers in software and database development.

Admission Requirements

A college diploma or university degree
- or -
Three years of related work experience

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.5
- or -
IELTS of 6.0 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process. Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS test score.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have found career opportunities that are dynamic and challenging offering a competitive rate of compensation. Courses in the program are part of the rapidly emerging technologies that prepare graduates for careers such as software developer, computer programmer, mobile application developer, programmer analyst, database developers, information systems specialist, web application developer, database specialists, client/server applications developer, and support specialist. Graduates acquire sufficient foundation to allow them to advance in a variety of career paths appropriate to their interests and abilities.


This program provides foundational knowledge for professional certification exams from Oracle Corporation which are listed at Additional prep time and fees will be required.

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