Computer Programmer Learn to code using in-demand programming languages. Design and build applications for desktop, mobile and web. Be job-ready in two years.

General information

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

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie
Summer 2019 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 Databases
  • COMP1002 HTML, CSS, and JS Fundamentals
  • COMP1006 Introduction to Web Programming using PHP
  • MATH1003 Math for the Computer Industry
  • COMP1008 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming using Java
  • COMP1011 Advanced Object Oriented Programming using Java
  • COMP1030 Programming Fundamentals
  • COMP1045 Internet of Things using Arduino
  • COMP1035 Networking Essentials
  • COMP2068 JavaScript Frameworks
  • COMP3002 Advanced Databases
  • COMP1073 Client-Side JavaScript
  • COMP2084 Server-Side Scripting using ASP.NET
  • COMP1098 .NET Programming using C#
  • ENTR1002 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Mandatory Course Selection Group 1 - Choose 1

    Mandatory Course Selection Group 2 - Choose 1

      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