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Why choose Georgian College Computer Studies programs?

  • We continually monitor industry trends and requirements to ensure our curriculum remains current and relevant
  • Our faculty members are skilled, experienced IT professionals who will introduce you to the ever-changing world of technology
  • Our students develop applied skills through an innovative, hands-on classroom approach combined with state-of-the-art technology
  • We have a vast array of programs and services in place to ensure that you succeed: career advice, tutoring, learning strategies, personal and academic counselling, access and disability services – our caring staff members are here to offer you support every step of the way
  • Our programs include work terms – you can earn while you learn and get hands-on experience for your resumé
  • Our grad placement rate is consistently over 90 per cent, among the highest in Ontario
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Artem Iermak

Before I came to Georgian in Barrie, I had researched many places in the surrounding areas to find the best schooling and educational programs as well as programs to help me further my language studies. Now I can say that I made right choice and I am very satisfied in my location and education. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumna Katherine Williams, wearing a flower in her hair

Katherine Williams

Communications Coordinator, Springwater Township

Program:

Interactive Web Design and Development


Between the amazing faculty and the well-equipped facilities, I knew the knowledge and skills gained in the Web Animation and Design program would be invaluable. The co-op element gave me the experience I needed to launch into a career path with confidence. Read more...

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Chris Hepburn

With over 25 years of information systems experience including network and systems management and design, Chris has a wealth of knowledge to share with his students. Read more...

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Douglas Burton

In addition to his 12 years experience teaching in the college system, Douglas brings over 20 years IT industry experience to the classroom and computer labs. With multiple industry certifications in networking, routing, switching and network design from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA, Douglas also holds a Master of Education specializing in educational technology. Read more...

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Anju Chawla

With 25 years of extensive teaching experience in university and college settings, Anju has a master’s degree in computer science. She brings a wealth of experience in software development in various programming languages on a variety of platforms. She has been with the college since 2001 and has a passion for teaching and research. Read more...

Scott McCrindle

Scott McCrindle

A web professional since 1999, Scott is co-ordinator of Georgian’s Interactive Web Design and Development program. His industry experience includes roles with internet service providers (ISP), web content management system (WCMS) vendors (development, design, and implementation), web analytics platforms, digital asset management (DAM) systems, and numerous websites and applications requiring user experience (UX)and user interface design. Read more...

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Ian McWilliam

Ian is co-ordinator of Computer and Network Systems Security and has a passion for education and computing. Having earned a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Master of Engineering in Computer Networks, he encourages everyone to keep learning, both inside and outside the classroom. As a “slave to learning,” you will often find Ian talking about the latest course he is enrolled in! Ian loves to work on new programming tools and techniques in the information security arena and enjoys passing these skills onto students. Read more...

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Jaret Wright

Joining Georgian in 2011, Jaret brings 16 years of IT industry experience. His career started with configuring software for communication networks, software tool development and then developed into several progressively senior leadership roles including manager, project manager, program manager, director of engineering and consultancy roles. He focuses his teaching sessions to not only deliver the technical skills to the students, but to also impart soft skills that are critical for success in the workplace. Read more...

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Rich Freeman

As a full-time faculty member in the Interactive Web Design and Development program, Rich brings a wealth of industry experience and expertise to the classroom. He specializes in the programming side of web development, primarily focused on server-side scripting and databases. Read more...

Faculty member Ross Bigelow sits at his desk.

Ross Bigelow

As a winner of the 2013 Education Excellence Award, Ross has demonstrated an exceptionally effective and creative approach to sharing knowledge. With over 15 years experience as a developer, IT professional and educator, the only thing that excites him more than building systems is helping to shape the careers of his students. Read more...

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Artem Iermak

Before I came to Georgian in Barrie, I had researched many places in the surrounding areas to find the best schooling and educational programs as well as programs to help me further my language studies. Now I can say that I made right choice and I am very satisfied in my location and education. Read more...

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Students gain entrepreneurship skills and more

Blair and Jean Leggett started One More Story games armed with Blair’s 14 years’ experience in the gaming industry and an exciting idea: allow people to gamify their books and stories online. They realized they could use some help building their program, StoryStylus, and reached out to Georgian College to see if they could get some Computer Programmer students on board. Read more...

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Why ICT Students Should Go To FITC

For someone beginning their career in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), it is so vitally important that they make the time to attend events like Future, Innovation, Technology, Creativity (FITC) to help them forge their place in such a dynamic industry. Read more...

Student co-op experience making education work

For her co-op placement, Web Animation and Design student Shafiyan is working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, modernizing the web content management system for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Read more...

Georgian grad Simon Crank at the Hydro One facility in Barrie

Hydro One puts Georgian co-op students to work

Hiring 34 students this past fall 2013 Co-op semester, Hydro One has continued to support and provide employment experiences for our students within the areas of Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computer Studies, Business, and Human Resources Management. Read more...

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Luis Acevedo

Maker Club VP and Computer Programmer Analyst student

Problem solving is what Maker Club members like to do. Club Vice-President Luis Acevedo, a Venezualan experiencing his first Barrie winter, decided to apply that philosophy to snow removal. The Computer Programmer Analyst student created a snowmelting system for driveways – triggered by weight, temperature and time of day. Read more...

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Students show off dynamic projects at Innovation Showcase

A mini-computer that shows sports scores, an automatic cat food dispenser and a remote control car that follows voice commands through an android phone were among the 18 student projects presented at Georgian College’s Innovation Showcase last December. Read more...

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Kyle O’Brien

Creator of The Weather Box

First-semester Computer Programmer student Kyle O’Brien created a remote-controlled clock that can also tell you the humidity and heat of its immediate environment. Kyle used an Arduino to connect an infrared sensor, temperature sensor, screen and clock into one product. Read more...

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Justin Schiek

Made a wirelessly-controled robotic hand

When Changemaker Club member Justin Schiek saw his buddy Brody build a robot arm last year, he decided he wanted to one-up him by creating a better version. His robot arm, created with Arduino and parts made by Georgian’s 3D printer, is wireless, light and controlled by a person wearing a wired glove. Read more...

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Georgian student places second in annual IBM mainframe contest

Not only did Georgian student Nathan Voth complete IBM’s Master the Mainframe contest in a record 12 days, but he has placed second overall and will be visiting their Poughkeepsie, NY, mainframe lab March 28 to 30 to meet IBM executives and engineers and tour the mainframe plant. Read more...

Akash sits in a small room full of large computers, buttons and wires

Toronto Hydro partners with Georgian to hire co-op students

Toronto Hydro provides a diverse range of employment experiences for our students within the areas of Electrical Engineering, Computer Studies, Business, and Human Resource Management; hiring approximately 10 students each Co-op work term. Read more...

Microsoft Canada Helps Students Move to the Cloud

We are very grateful for support from Microsoft Canada as we help our Computer Programmer and Web students get on Microsoft Azure, an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Read more...

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Web Students Take Part in T4G Geekfest

This year’s T4G GeekFest included the efforts of two of Georgian’s Web students who assisted GeekFest teams with the web technologies component of the prototypes that were built for the competition. Read more...

Students, professionals gather at Georgian for GIS Day Nov. 12

Georgian College joins with the County of Simcoe to host GIS Day at the Barrie Campus Nov. 12. The day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. Read more...

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Employers impressed by Engineering Career Fair

Co-op and Career Services held the 4th annual Engineering Career Fair in the Engineering Technology Building at the Barrie Campus on Jan. 30. The co-op engineering team helped welcome 24 industry partners, including more than 60 employer representatives – many Georgian College alumni. Read more...

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Virtual campus simulates challenges Georgian students face in the workplace

Child and Youth Worker students at Georgian College’s Orillia Campus are tackling complex issues that can’t easily be replicated in the classroom thanks to the online 3D world Second Life. The virtual campus resides on a Georgian College island created by Computer Studies students. Read more...

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Zifeng Xu

Maker Club member and Computer Programmer student

Faced with waiting again for a late bus, most people just complain. But Maker Club member and Computer Programmer student Zifeng Xu decided to do something more productive – he created a Barrie Transit mobile app that checks bus routes, stops and arrival times. Read more...

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Computer Studies Innovation Showcase

Close to 200 people came together to celebrate and be inspired by many creative and innovative student project ideas on Dec. 2 at the Barrie Campus. The Computer Studies Innovation Showcase was an opportunity for students to share projects they have been working on and connect with employers. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumna Katherine Williams, wearing a flower in her hair

Katherine Williams

Communications Coordinator, Springwater Township

Program:

Interactive Web Design and Development


Between the amazing faculty and the well-equipped facilities, I knew the knowledge and skills gained in the Web Animation and Design program would be invaluable. The co-op element gave me the experience I needed to launch into a career path with confidence. Read more...

alumnis Matthew Campbell stands in front of a MacBook pro in his workplace, Jump Plus

Matthew Campbell

Apple Product Professional, Jump Plus

Program:

Computer Systems Technician - Networking, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Year:

2013


I started using Macs in 2007 because of their built in accessibility features, and today I get to help other people get as excited about Apple products as I am. I’ve also helped to make my workplace more accessible. Read more...

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Scott Holmes

Implementation Manager, Ericsson

Program:

Computer Systems Technician - Networking


Georgian surpassed all my expectations, both from an educational and student services standpoint. The modern curriculum provided allowed me to graduate with three in-demand certifications while opening many possible career paths. Read more...

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Matthew Brodrecht

Junior Developer — Rustic Creative

Program:

Interactive Web Design and Development


Attending the web program at Georgian College will always be one of those opportunities that I am thankful for. The faculty are second to none – helping you to not only prepare for life after college but for a career that I have found to be very rewarding, ever-changing and simply a lot of fun. Read more...

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Samvit Kaura

Assistant Manager — Graphic Design, Scotiabank

Program:

Interactive Web Design and Development


My decision to study web design at Georgian College has given me more than what I had expected. Its multicultural environment, high-calibre teachers, exceptional infrastructure, etc., made my Canadian education experience unique and prodigious. Read more...

Dhaval Patel

Dhaval Patel

System Administrator, Walton International Group Inc.

Program:

Computer Systems Technician – Networking

Year:

2012


As a Systems Administrator in Walton International Group’s Information Technology Department, I make sure that all IT operations work well throughout the organization – both here in Canada, and overseas. Read more...

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Grew Wedow

Software Developer at gShift

Program:

Computer Programmer

Year:

2014


My time at Georgian taught me a lot. The instructors were approachable and offered a wealth of knowledge to help me achieve my goals. A major factor in choosing Georgian was, for me, their emphasis on co-operative learning and workplace experience. I wasn't disappointed. Read more...

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Danielle Sanford

Digital Media Specialist
CARAS / The JUNO Awards

Program:

Web Animation and Design (with honours)

Year:

2011


I definitely credit my decision to attend Georgian as the reason why I am able to work my dream job in my dream industry. Read more...

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Ken Munday

President, Stone Orchard Software

Program:

Computer Programmer Analyst

Year:

1999


Ken Munday has taken a small company with potential, turned it into a profitable business, and expanded the business globally from 50 to 550 clients, securing the records of over one million deceased individuals to date. Read more...

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Sukhdeep Singh

Software Developer, Netex Enterprises Inc.

Program:

Computer Programmer

Year:

2014


Before joining Georgian, I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Studying at Georgian helped me to gain practical knowledge of programming languages. I learned all the web technologies, which laid the foundation to build my career. Read more...

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Daniel Rushton

Operations Analyst, BMO Computing Centre, BMO

Program:

Computer Systems Technician - Networking


The Computer Systems Technician – Networking (CSTN) course at Georgian College helped me gain the knowledge and experience to problem solve technical issues as well as use effective time management skills. Read more...

Aaron Hnatiw -Security Consultant

Aaron Hnatiw

Security consultant

Program:

Computer Programmer Analyst

Year:

2014


Working as a security consultant has truly been my dream job ever since I first became interested in computers. Thanks in large part to Georgian College, I wake up every day excited to go to work. Throughout my time at Georgian, my teachers were second to none, and they truly cared about my success. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Matt van Gennip

Matt van Gennip

Intermediate Server Systems Support Analyst, BMO

Program:

Computer Systems Technician - Networking


As a graduate of the Computer Systems Technician Networking (CSTN) program at Georgian Colleg,e I was provided the knowledge in server administration and networking that allowed me to obtain this position prior to my graduation. Read more...

Alumnus Dennis Lacroix working with wires on a large interface

Dennis Lacroix

Senior Hardware Analyst, Bank of Montreal

Program:

Computer Systems Technician – Networking

Year:

2013


Before deciding to attend Georgian College, I had 10 years of experience in retails sales management and nightclub security management. I had pretty much hit a stand still, which is why I decided to go back to school. Read more...

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Nathan Voth

Web Developer, TSN

Program:

Computer Programmer


As an adult returning to college to pursue a new career path, I was faced with many challenges and needed to overcome some personal fears. Georgian College provided a comfortable learning environment, professors with industry experience and a student body of mixed age and ethnicity. Read more...

Smiling alumna Britney Mackey wearing a graduation gown and holding a bouquet of flowers

Britney Mackey

Web and Graphic Designer — Edge Interactive

Program:

Interactive Web Design and Development


As a Graphic Designer, the web program at Georgian College helped me gain a competitive edge in the industry by combining my print design and knowledge with current web technologies. Read more...

Alumnus Satish Birajdar in a suit at the international dinner

Satish Birajdar

Software Programmer, Canamex Communication

Program:

Computer Programmer Analyst

Year:

2014


I liked my courses and my academic performance allowed me to obtain my first co-op position as a Computer Programmer at It Just Works Software, where I developed an iPhone app. On my second co-op, I worked at Blackberry as a Software Developer, helping to develop Blackberry voice assistance. Read more...

Alumnus Leo von Niebelschuetz-Godlewski crouched in front of a large wall of technology, with a keyboard in his hands

Leopold von Niebelschuetz-Godlewski

Support analyst, Town of Georgina

Program:

Computer and Network Systems Security


I have been fascinated with the Internet and technology since I was a child, and this was my inspiration to attend the Computer Systems Technician – Networking and Computer and Network Systems Security programs at Georgian College. Read more...

Responsibility for completing your co-op work experience belongs to you. Your Co-op Consultant is available to assist you and guide you through the process. Together, we will make co-op work!

In the meantime, start networking with family, friends, and neighbours who you think can direct you towards company/industry contacts. Beginning your industry specific research and networking will assist you with your future co-op work term job search in the information technology/web development industry. For more information, visit our Co-op and Careers webpage.

Examples of employment partners are:

  • Affordable Computer Techs
  • Arcline (2000) Inc.
  • Blue North Strategies
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • CFB Bordon
  • CIBC
  • DS1 Design
  • Georgian College
  • Hyrdo One
  • Ministry of Government Services
  • Mosiac Sales Solutions
  • Planet Ford
  • Simcoe County District School Board
  • The Corporation of the County of Simcoe
  • The Regional Municipality of York
  • Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

Typical co-op positions include:

  • Technical Specialist
  • Deskside support
  • Client Services
  • User Experience Designer
  • Information Management Support
  • Graphic/WebDesigner
  • Networking Systems Technician
  • Social Media Marketing Assistant
  • Web Programmer/Developer
  • Operating Performance/Computer Customer Support
  • Software Systems Analyst
  • Interactive Programmer
  • Website Marketing Support

For inquiries please contact Marilyn Haughton at (705) 728-1968 x 1255 or

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