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Train for a career in software development

Computer Programming Ontario College Diploma, Co-op program

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

Program code CMPG
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time +
Part-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Summer 2021 Barrie
Fall 2021 Barrie, South Georgian Bay
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 program?

Computer Programming 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: 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 the student upon commencement of the program.​

What career paths can I take as a computer programmer?

Your Computer Programming diploma gives you many 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.

Flex MORE. Study Computer Programming part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Computer Programming diploma program?

Course overview

16 Program Courses
1 Program Course selected from Group 1
1 Program Course selected from Group 2

2 Communications Courses
1 Program Option Course
3 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 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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