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A.E.C. Software Testing LEA.CW

Software Testing and Quality Assurance (ITL)
International students need to apply four months before the start date

State of the Industry

Our Diploma in Software Testing and Quality Assurance introduces you to both aspects of testing, manual and automated which opens career paths in each. The program begins with an introduction to overall testing goals and fundamental strategies in system testing. Later, you shall be learning the most in-demand skill of this field: automated testing. Also, you get to familiarize yourself with fundamentals of Java, the programming language used for creating test scripts, after which you get to apply these concepts using the Selenium web driver API that automates the application.

You shall also be exposed to database manipulations techniques with fundamentals of SQL as these aid in testing practices for data persistence. Towards the end of the course, you are taught to manage test cases using HP ALM, which supports key stakeholders in delivering applications as they progress through life cycles.

  • 12 months (900 hrs)*
  • 24 November 2021
  • Apply

8 Months Classes + 4 Months Project/Internship

  • Average Annual Salary is $75,000 in Canada
  • Starting annual salary for
    an automation test engineer $115,307

International Student Benefits

Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) | Certified Diploma from a DLI (Ministry Approved) | Student-friendly City (Montreal) | Rich Cultural Diversity | Extended Family like Network | Support for Internships | Instructor-led training. Other positions that can be applied for are:  Test Engineer | Quality Analyst | Testing Analyst | Automation Engineer | Test Automation Developer | QA Compliance Tester | Selenium Tester | Mobile Tester | Penetration Tester | QA Automation/Manual Tester


Who should apply

If you are an IT professional who would like to switch to software testing or a beginner who wants to enter the IT industry and help make better quality software, then this course is for you.

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Jyothi Puthulatha


Azemat Imani
Azemat Imani


Chloe D
Chloe D


Karla P
Karla P

Java Developer


This is an entry-level course/program, but it assumes that learners have the following: Secondary V / High School Diploma. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Presentation)
Completed post-secondary studies (in Business Management or Social Science or Information Technology) or have a CEGEP Diploma or have 1 year of relevant experience.


A.E.C. – Software Testing (LEA.CW)
-(900 hrs)-

If you are new to the software testing field or an experienced software testing professional who is looking to enhance a pre-existing skill set and become ISTQB Certified, then this course will provide you with an excellent start. Students are given a solid base by learning the principles of testing, the processes followed by testers and the role of testing in the lifecycle of an application. The course also provides students with knowledge of static testing and test design techniques.

Students are introduced to the core concepts of Java, as this course serves as an introduction to the Java language and object-oriented programming (OOP) in Java. Students learn to analyze, design, develop, and troubleshoot Java applications. They also learn the syntax and constructs of the Java programming language, the concepts behind OOP with Java exception handling, and collections.

Manual testing used to be the norm, but with the emergence of programming languages that are easier to learn and execute, automated testing has substantially boosted the productivity of software companies and increased the chances of on-time delivery.

Students are introduced to the Selenium WebDriver API, which is a portable software testing framework for web applications. Students learn how to make test scripts that interact with web elements and evaluate the functionality of the application. After familiarising themselves with the basics of Selenium, students move on to advanced concepts like the page object model (POM) design pattern, and execute multiple test cases using the TestNG framework.

In this digital era, the increasing reliance on data has fuelled the need for proper data management. Testers these days need a good understanding of databases, as they can study the effects of the functionalities of the application by directly viewing the data.

Participants in this course will gain in-depth knowledge of SQL using Oracle database technology. They will also learn the concepts of relational databases and the powerful SQL programming language. The course provides the essential SQL skills that allow developers to write queries against single and multiple tables, manipulate data in tables, and create database objects.

Students learn how HP ALM helps organizations manage the application life cycle in a fast and efficient manner right from project planning, requirements gathering until testing & deployment.

They also discover JIRA for the planning and tracking of the whole life cycle of requirements. This project management tool can generate user stories and issues, and generally allows for working in full context with complete visibility.

At the end of the program, students work on an industrially-simulated, testing project involving functional testing, non-functional testing, unit testing, integration testing, in addition to automated and manual system testing.



MCIT offers scholarships for
deserving students, recent graduates, women, the unemployed and recent immigrants. The College offers up to $2000 off the tuition fees. Limited places for each session.


As an international student, I learned a lot from this program at Montreal College, which landed me a job as a quality assurance analyst in automation.

Pooja Gogna — STQA Student
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance (ITL)
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance (ITL)
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance (ITL)
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance (ITL)
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance (ITL)


— F.A.Q —

Fast track program is designed for local students whereas Regular track is designed for international students
Each student is provided with a PC in the classroom. However, students can bring their own laptops.
Yes, of course you can visit our campus and enquire about our program. You can register for the next upcoming information session through our website. You can also book an appointment to meet our program advisor.
We offer flexible schedule during daytime, evenings and weekends
Yes, you shall be working on a project as part of the program. However, we do not offer an internship but you are free to intern in an organization if it’s in the purview of your program (Regular track) and you have all necessary authorizations from the government of Canada.
Not at this time, but please consult our Financial Aid section for information on grants and loans.
Yes, we will. Please consult our Career center section for additional information.
Yes. We conduct prerequisite classes that will help you to start the program on a high note.