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The SENECA COLLEGE Official Thread

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Sep 2, 2015
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East York, ON
d1gnub86 wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 11:18 am
Ty for the reply but i messed it up... Actually is ECT instead of CTY and ECT is at Newnham. The statement is the same for ECT ?
ECT has a bit of both, as well as covering lots of electronics stuff, not just computers (I'm in Electronics at Newnham myself so we share some courses). The reason why CTY lets you get a less stressful job is because it's networking oriented (and ECT covers some of that too, just not in as much depth) and networking jobs mostly involve you waiting around for something to go wrong, as opposed to a programming job where you always have something to do, and are often overworked.
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Nov 15, 2017
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Silkweave wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 9:51 pm
ECT has a bit of both, as well as covering lots of electronics stuff, not just computers (I'm in Electronics at Newnham myself so we share some courses). The reason why CTY lets you get a less stressful job is because it's networking oriented (and ECT covers some of that too, just not in as much depth) and networking jobs mostly involve you waiting around for something to go wrong, as opposed to a programming job where you always have something to do, and are often overworked.
Nice to know. I honestly was hoping to land a job at computer programming actually. Any advices? Can i change to CPA later if it's better suited to become a programmer? Or should i finish and then transfer to a uni and get a Bsc?
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Silkweave wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 9:51 pm
ECT has a bit of both, as well as covering lots of electronics stuff, not just computers (I'm in Electronics at Newnham myself so we share some courses). The reason why CTY lets you get a less stressful job is because it's networking oriented (and ECT covers some of that too, just not in as much depth) and networking jobs mostly involve you waiting around for something to go wrong, as opposed to a programming job where you always have something to do, and are often overworked.
d1gnub86 wrote:
Nov 19th, 2017 7:26 am
Nice to know. I honestly was hoping to land a job at computer programming actually. Any advices? Can i change to CPA later if it's better suited to become a programmer? Or should i finish and then transfer to a uni and get a Bsc?
Do computer related diplomas or advanced diplomas hold that good of job prospects?
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Sep 2, 2017
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cybercavalier wrote:
Nov 19th, 2017 9:45 am
Do computer related diplomas or advanced diplomas hold that good of job prospects?
yes co-op if possible, it gives you handsy on experience
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Sep 2, 2015
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East York, ON
d1gnub86 wrote:
Nov 19th, 2017 7:26 am
Nice to know. I honestly was hoping to land a job at computer programming actually. Any advices? Can i change to CPA later if it's better suited to become a programmer? Or should i finish and then transfer to a uni and get a Bsc?
You can get a job as a programmer with your current program just fine. I can program but I wouldn't want to be doing it for a living. Obv it's your life, I can only give general advice.
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cybercavalier wrote:
Nov 19th, 2017 9:45 am
Do computer related diplomas or advanced diplomas hold that good of job prospects?
That's what I'm hearing. But this also makes them popular, I wouldn't be surprised to see the field become oversaturated in a few years. Everybody and their dog wants to become a programmer. It's why I recommend networking to guys who like computers but aren't enamored with programming. The work is easier and also has good pay prospects. The downside is that networking is the most boring subject I've ever seen. That's probably a big factor in why it's not as popular.
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Nov 25, 2007
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My friend took CNS with Co-op and has a government job as a deskside, making well over 65K. So I guess it's possible to make decent money from Diploma.
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Jun 8, 2016
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Hi,
I made a topic earlier about payroll @ seneca and it seems like it isn't an option (i spoke on the phone with the coordinator the other day and now i'm back to finding something worth doing).

http://www.senecacollege.ca/programs/fulltime/CTY.html

I'm thinking of applying for CTY @ seneca. The only question i have is, I literally have little to no experience or knowledge of computer at all. Will i be at a disadvantage when it comes to grasping and understanding everything? I read through a few topics and i noticed that doing the co-op is a must if i want to get a job after graduating. To anyone who is enrolled or even graduated, can you elaborate a bit more on this and confirm what must be done in order to secure a co-op? I just hope i can transfer some credits over if all goes planned!

Sorry for having 2 topics @+!
Newbie
Feb 13, 2017
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Has anybody transferred to university after 2 semesters?

Whats the process like?
Newbie
Dec 15, 2017
1 posts
What happens if you fail every course in your first semester and what would happen after?
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Mar 6, 2015
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RickyH1997 wrote:
Dec 16th, 2017 12:52 pm
What happens if you fail every course in your first semester and what would happen after?
You may want to inquire about how your status for co-op may change.
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Feb 13, 2017
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Any professors I should avoid in CTY 2nd semester?
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Sep 2, 2015
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East York, ON
Nord31 wrote:
Dec 18th, 2017 3:36 pm
Any professors I should avoid in CTY 2nd semester?
there was a really fat guy teaching linux that is pretty hard when i was there but i forgot his name.
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May 8, 2015
63 posts
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East York, ON
Nord31 wrote:
Dec 18th, 2017 3:36 pm
Any professors I should avoid in CTY 2nd semester?
Don't remember who to avoid, but I would highly recommend: Rahman - win213, Keith - dcn286, Andrew/Murray - ops235, Brian Douglas - win210 (not sure if he's still teaching there).
Jr. Member
Jan 10, 2008
162 posts
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Toronto
, I have read and seen many recommend CTY over CNS as its more or less the same up to second year. So I've eliminated CNS - I am left with CTY or Computer and Network Support Technician at Humber. CTY is 3 years with co-op, Humber is 2 years and looks like no co-op!

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