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Train for a career in software development and systems analysis

Computer Programming and Analysis Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op program

Learn to code using in-demand programming languages. Strong focus on analysis and business integration. Complete a significant client project.

Program code CMPA
Duration 3 Years
Credential Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

In this program, students focus on computer programming, web development and leveraging data to help organizations make meaningful business decisions. Throughout the program, students learn how to write code using a variety of languages such as Arduino, ASP.NET, C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP, SQL and Swift. Students gain experience developing software for diverse platforms including embedded systems, desktop, mobile, and mainframe systems. In addition, students are exposed to advanced concepts including systems analysis, Business Intelligence (BI), application security, data structures, and game and simulation programming. With a strong emphasis on business and entrepreneurial values, students gain experience in problem solving, troubleshooting and systems building through a series of applied assignments, projects, and co-op work terms.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Summer 2021 Barrie
Fall 2021 Barrie
Winter 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Computer Programming and Analysis program?

Computer Programming and Analysis admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

Pathways

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:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

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 students upon commencement of the program.​

What career paths can I take in software development and analysis?

Your Computer Programming and Analysis diploma gives you many career opportunities

Graduates are well suited to fulfil a wide-range of entry and intermediate-level roles related to software development. They could work independently or as a member of a team to analyze, design, enhance, and maintain software applications on platforms such as desktop, mobile, web, and mainframe systems. Graduates will also be able to participate in the management of activities associated with a software development project, and may be employed in related fields including systems analysis, business analysis, database design and management, web development, and mobile application development.

What courses are included in the Computer Programming and Analysis diploma program?

Course overview

28 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
2 Program Option Courses
4 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Computer Programming and Analysis program outline.

  • COMP 1002 – HTML, CSS, and JS Fundamentals
  • COMP 1030 – Programming Fundamentals
  • COMP 1035 – Networking Essentials
  • COMP 1045 – Internet of Things using Arduino
  • MATH 1003 – Math for the Computer Industry
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

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