Computer Studies

Computer Programmer
Hone your coding and content skills. Learn mainframe. Benefit from project-based learning. Choose a sector to work in – they will all want you!

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie
Winter 2018 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students focus on computer programming, web development, and designing data-driven systems. Students learn how to write code in a variety of programming languages such as Arduino, ASP.NET, C#, Java, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, PHP and Swift. Students gain experience developing software for diverse platforms including embedded systems, desktop, mobile and mainframe systems. With a strong emphasis on business and entrepreneurial values, students gain experience in problem solving, troubleshooting and system building through a series of applied assignments, projects and co-op work terms.

Additional program specific fee information for Computer Programmer

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Computer Programmer articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

COMP1009 The Mainframe Environment
COMP2003 Relational Database
COMP1002 Web and Internet Fundamentals
COMP1006 Introduction to Web Programming
MATH1003 Math for the Computer Industry
COMP1008 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
COMP1011 Advanced Object Oriented Programming
COMP1030 Programming Fundamentals using Java
COMP1045 Internet of Things using Arduino
MGMT2008 Project Management for Information Technology
COMP1035 Networking Essentials
COMP2068 Advanced Web Programming
COMP3002 Advanced Database
COMP1073 Client-Side Scripting
COMP2084 Server-Side Scripting
COMP2125 Mobile Development using Swift
COMP1098 .NET Programming using C#
ENTR1002 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Courses

To be selected from College list

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

COOP1005 Computer Programmer Work Term 1
COOP2002 Computer Programmer Work Term 2

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