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.
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.
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Mandatory Co-op or Work Integrated Learning
1 year (3 semesters)
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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
Mandatory Co-op or Work Integrated Learning
Your Field Study 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 Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Communicate essential concepts related to blockchain technology and its industry applications.
- Implement best security practices for blockchain solutions.
- Design cryptoeconomic models to solve business problems.
- Design the architecture of decentralized applications and systems.
- Develop decentralized applications leveraging blockchain technology.
- Explain the legal implications, regulations, and industry standards that are relevant to blockchain technology.
- Apply IT project management principles and best practices.
- Contribute to the field and blockchain community through various open source projects, partnerships, and community involvement.
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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.
|BCDV 1001||Introduction to Blockchain|
|BCDV 1002||Introduction to Blockchain Security Practices|
|BCDV 1003||Blockchain Architecture|
|BCDV 1004||Laws and Regulations|
|BCDV 1005||Industry Applications|
|BCDV 1006||Full Stack Development I|
|BCDV 1007||Full Stack Development II|
|BCDV 1008||Full Stack Development III|
|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|
|TCOP 1006 ||Co-op Work Placement|
|BCDV 1015||Work Integrated Project|
Detailed course outlines
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.
Graduates of this program may apply for positions that include:
- Blockchain Engineer
- Blockchain Developer
- Blockchain Architect
- Smart Contract Developer
- dApp Developer
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*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 or Work Integrated Project, which is not included in the total above.
International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.
This program is not eligible for OSAP.
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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.
College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
Visit the International Admissions page for more information.
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
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With disability documentation you can receive academic accommodations. Contact us for information.
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