Computer Programming
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, plus 2 work terms (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Academic area
Full-time + Part-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie, South Georgian Bay
Winter 2021 Barrie
Summer 2021 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 Programming.

Part-time delivery option

We also offer a part-time delivery format for this program:

  • complete the program part-time according to your schedule
  • register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go
  • many courses in this program have an equivalent online option
  • finish the program in four years by taking two course per semester

Visit the Computer Programming part-time program page for details and contact information.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this program are well suited to fulfill a wide-range of entry-level roles related to software development. Graduates could find themselves working independently or as a member of a team to analyze, design, enhance, and maintain software applications, on a variety of platforms including desktop, mobile, web, and mainframe systems. Computer programmer graduates may be employed in related fields, including systems analysis, business analysis, database design and management, computer operations, web development, and mobile application development.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Admission details

To be successful in this program, students are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

  • Intel i5 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 8GB of memory (16 GB recommended)
  • 250GB hard drive (SSD recommended)

Additional operating systems, tools, and software used in the program are provided to the student upon commencement of the program.​


Program-specific Courses

  • COMP 1002 - HTML, CSS, and JS Fundamentals
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1030 - Programming Fundamentals
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1035 - Networking Essentials
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1045 - Internet of Things using Arduino
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1003 - Math for the Computer Industry
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1006 - Introduction to Web Programming using PHP
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1008 - Introduction to Object Oriented Programming using Java
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1098 - .NET Programming using C#
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2003 - Relational Database
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 1002 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1009 - The Mainframe Environment
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1011 - Advanced Object Oriented Programming using Java
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1073 - Client-Side JavaScript
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2084 - Server-Side Scripting using ASP.NET
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 3002 - Advanced Databases
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2068 - JavaScript Frameworks
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Program Courses - Group 1 - Select one course from Group 1 below
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Program Courses - Group 2 - Select one course from Group 2 below
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Program Option Course - Select 1 course from the available list during registration.
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1005 - Computer Programmer Work Term 1 (occurs after Semester 2)
    (560 hours)
  • COOP 2002 - Computer Programmer Work Term 2 (Fall Intake occurs after Semester 3, Winter Intake occurs after Semester 4)
    (560 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 3)
  • Select 2 courses from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 4)