At York University’s IEP Bridging Program business you will complete three university level courses to ensure your soft skills are top notch. These courses provide a full overview and practice of communication, teamwork, cross-cultural problem solving, leadership and management skills within the Canadian context. The Object-Oriented Programming course provides the fundamental Java programming skills if you already have some training in other programming languages.
Jumpstart to Success
You will first complete an orientation session and then the language preparation program. You will be evaluated on English language skills and commitment to the program (attendance, participation, completion, adherence to assignment deadlines, etc.). Performance in this Jumpstart to Success course will determine if you continue in our Bridging Program.
As an IEP candidate, you will be exposed to the Canadian business and cultural landscape through Foundations courses. The program will give you a full understanding and practice of teamwork, cross-cultural problem solving, communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution, leadership and management skills within the Canadian context.
IT professionals complete the following courses for a total of 9 credits:
Specialized Skills (Streams)
The program also lets you take up to five advanced level university IT courses (15 credits) in your area of specialization. Through these specialized courses you will acquire up to date local professional knowledge and skills in your areas of expertise. You can choose from courses depending on your stream. Courses include web technologies, internet client service systems, system analysis and design, introduction to data analytics, data warehousing and business intelligence, web mining, business process management systems, ERP systems configuration, using and designing database systems, internet client server systems, building e-commerce systems, requirements management, software engineering, platform computing and computer network protocols and applications. New courses are being developed in applied artificial intelligence and enterprise architecture.
Develop your skills for a career in business process management and enterprise systems.
Develop your skills for a career in systems analysis and design. Apply rigorous theoretical ideas and practical concepts to solve IT problems.
I felt that I had all of the technical skills but it was difficult to get a call back. The program helped me to network with people who were in a similar situation.
— Marara Zerihun Abebe
Contact us at IEP@yorku.ca for more information.