Blockchain Development Program (T175)

2019-20202020-2021
  • Program Name:
    Blockchain Development
  • Code: T175
  • Credential:
    George Brown College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    1 year (3 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: Casa Loma Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $7,280.00* ‡
  • Experiential Learning:

    Mandatory Co-op or Work Integrated Learning

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Overview

Leadership Claims

Recognizing the rapid change and digital disruption that blockchain has caused, George Brown College's School of Computer Technology is the first Canadian college to offer a certificate in Blockchain Development.

Program Overview

This unique Blockchain Development program at George Brown College in Toronto focuses on designing and implementing decentralized applications by leveraging blockchain technology. The three-semester program is designed to also thoroughly cover full stack development to give students all the tools they need to succeed in this emerging and exciting field.

Full Description

Looking to transition careers or fill in the gaps to gain advanced blockchain development skills?

This unique Blockchain Development program at George Brown College in Toronto focuses on designing and implementing decentralized applications by leveraging blockchain technology. The three-semester program is designed to also thoroughly cover full stack development to give potential students all the tools they need to succeed in this emerging and exciting field.

This program has been developed with the support of blockchain industry professionals and is taught in a full-time executive format of approximately 20 hours per week of study over a 26-week time period. Co-op and work integrated learning opportunities are available during the third semester of the program. It is the first certificate in blockchain offered by a Canadian college.

The skills you’ll learn include:

  • Smart contracts
  • Design patterns for blockchain
  • Distributed applications (dApps)
  • Full stack development
  • Blockchain architecture, security practices, laws and regulations, and more

Your Field Education Options

During the third semester of the program, students may choose whether to apply for a Co-op position or take a Work Integrated Learning course which includes an industry-sponsored project.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate essential concepts related to blockchain technology and its industry applications.
  2. Implement best security practices for blockchain solutions.
  3. Design cryptoeconomic models to solve business problems.
  4. Design the architecture of decentralized applications and systems.
  5. Develop decentralized applications leveraging blockchain technology.
  6. Explain the legal implications, regulations, and industry standards that are relevant to blockchain technology.
  7. Apply IT project management principles and best practices.
  8. Contribute to the field and blockchain community through various open source projects, partnerships, and community involvement.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

This is a three-semester program comprising case studies during which students will be engaged on an increasingly intense and independent basis with material of escalating complexity. Course-oriented delivery supports this learning process.

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name
BCDV 1001 Introduction to Blockchain
BCDV 1004 Laws and Regulations
BCDV 1016 Intro to Smart Contracts
BCDV 1005 Industry Applications
BCDV 1002 Introduction to Blockchain Security Practices
BCDV 1006 Full Stack Development I
BCDV 1007 Full Stack Development II
BCDV 1008 Full Stack Development III
BCDV 1017 Full Stack Development IV

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
BCDV 1009 Software Development Methodologies
BCDV 1010 Smart Contract Essentials
BCDV 1011 Design Patterns for Blockchain
BCDV 1012 dApp I
BCDV 1013 Advanced Smart Contracts
BCDV 1014 dApp II
BCDV 1018 Work Term Preparation 

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course Name
TCOP 1006 Co-op
  OR
BCDV 1015 Work Integrated Project

Detailed course outlines

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates of this program may apply for positions that include:

  • Blockchain Engineer
  • Blockchain Developer
  • Blockchain Architect
  • Smart Contract Developer
  • dApp Developer

Industry

To support Toronto as a leading blockchain hub, George Brown College has partnered with ConsenSys, ChainSafe Systems and other leaders in the industry to develop this program.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

$7,280.00* ‡

Additional Costs

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of the program starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

‡ Semester 3 fees will consist of a flat fee of $500.00 for Co-op Placement and for the Work Integrated Project fees will vary and to be paid separately, both of which is not included in the total above.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U) with a grade of 60% or higher
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U) with a grade of 60% or higher

** MATURE STUDENT STATUS (19 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND NO OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

***Please note that applicants who are submitting International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at icas.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca.

COURSE EXEMPTIONS

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

School of Computer Technology

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287

Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

The office hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Program Coordinator: Ceit Butler

Email: Ceit.Butler@georgebrown.ca
Phone: 416-415-5000 x 3785

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

The Blockchain Development program is offered through our School of Computer Technology from our Casa Loma Campus at 146 Kendal Avenue. Sign up for an Information Session or Campus Tour to learn more about George Brown College and the program. You can also explore our virtual tour.

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