Information Technology: Quality Assurance Testing

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Quality is a competitive advantage. Whether you develop the hottest new video games, office software, or highly specialized applications, companies have to get quality right. Quality assurance testers put programs through their paces, conducting software trials and testing, identifying bugs, and working to fix them before the product goes out the door. In a competitive marketplace, there is little room for failure when launching products. Quality assurance professionals safeguard the valuable relationship between consumers and companies by ensuring products do precisely what they promise our customers they will do.

In our Information Technology: Quality Assurance Testing program, you'll learn how to design automated testing tools and programs, identify errors and make recommendations for product quality and release readiness. If you’re exceptionally organized, tech-savvy, and love getting "under the hood" of how things work, enrol today in the Quality Assurance Testing program and pursue a career that literally takes the glitches out of everyday life.

With additional preparation, students may be eligible to challenge the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®), "Certified Tester - Foundation Level" exam leading to professional certification. This experience and additional training may provide access to positions in software quality assurance, computer programming, web development, interactive applications, or computer systems analysis.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Career Possibilities

    Using software simplifies our lives, but as programming becomes more complex, companies are doing more comprehensive testing at all stages of development. That means more opportunity. You could work for software companies in industry sectors, including finance, education, game development, manufacturing, aerospace, and more.

    Because quality assurance testers develop such detailed knowledge of software and what makes a great product, many go on to become product managers and developers who work on conceiving and designing new products. Because QA testers put themselves in the headspace of the end-user so often, some follow a career path that leads them into user and customer experience-focused roles.

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    Specific Considerations

    Following the program, you will be eligible for consideration by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®), leading to professional certification "Certified Tester - Foundation Level". This experience and additional training may provide access to positions in software quality assurance, computer programming, web development, interactive applications, or computer systems analysis.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Test Plans, Cases, and Processes
    • Test Methodologies
    • Test Design
    • Technical Writing
    • Report Writing
    • Communications
    • Interpersonal Behavior
    • Data Presentation
    • Programming
    • Relational Databases
    • Data Manipulation Language (SQL)

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    2173 - Software engineers and designers
    2283 - Information systems testing technicians

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