COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Algonquin College

Pembroke, ON, Canada PGWP-eligible

2 Years

$33.6k (estimated program total)

Jun 4

Learn workplace-ready programming languages and practical applications to use wherever your career takes you.

The two-year Computer Programmer Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for a career in software development. The program also specializes in program development strategies (using object-oriented modelling), database design and database administration.

Use leading industry software products such as Oracle and CASE tools. Learn about programming languages such as Java, COBOL, SQL and PHP. Study object-oriented analysis and design, operating systems and coding in integrated environments, and learn how to debug, test, and maintain codes.

In your final semester, participate in a software development project working with external clients to gain real-world experience in the programming field.

Graduates may work in a variety of different fields, as almost all sectors of industry require programmers. You may be employed as:

  • A software programmer
  • A web programmer
  • A business programmer
  • An application programmer

Graduates may also find opportunities in database design and database administration.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Enjoy solving problems.
  • Are life-long learners ready to meet the challenges presented by rapidly changing technology.
  • Take pleasure in providing assistance to others (build computer systems to meet their needs).
  • Enjoy working with others as a member of a team.
  • Can work independently.
  • Are organized in their work and pay attention to detail.

Careers

Graduates may find a variety of employment opportunities as applications programmers and systems analysts who can work independently and as part of a team to analyze, design, code, debug, test, implement and maintain application systems. Training in web programming, business programming, database design and database administration may also present job opportunities in those areas. Employment may be found in organizations of all sizes in both the public and private sectors.

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