PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: CPGM
  • Program length: Four semesters (Six semester option)
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Waitlisted Waitlisted: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
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Does the idea of a career that provides you access to hundreds of computers, the ability to find and fix glitches, and create new and exciting computer programs put a smile on your face? Then this program is for you. As a tech-savvy computer programmer you will have all the tools needed to ensure our technology-reliant world continues to run smoothly.

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Program Description (Laptop program)

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.

Organizations in all fields depend on computer specialists to assist them with their information processing needs. This program will give you a solid foundation in the competitive job skills required for today’s information technology (IT) field.

Areas of study include:

  • Business computing concepts
  • Computer applications
  • Computer hardware
  • Application programming
  • Database management
  • Data communications
  • Network management
  • Operating systems
  • Systems analysis and design

Note: To ensure that you make an informed decision about your IT career path, a common first semester is offered for the Computer Systems Technician, Computer Systems Technology, Computer Programmer and Computer Programmer Analyst programs. This approach provides an opportunity for you to explore the systems/programming applications and networking/hardware applications of the IT sector to ensure program fit.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Application support engineer
  • Assistant software developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Junior developer
  • Junior web application developer
  • Support technician
  • Survey programmer
  • Web assistant
  • Web developer

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Computer and network infrastructure firms
  • Credit unions and banks
  • Digital business solutions firms
  • Government
  • Newspapers/media corporations
  • Research companies
  • School boards
  • Small-and-medium-size organizations
  • Software development firms
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$350$350
Total Fees:$4,341$14,513

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Laptop Learning

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase.

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Laptop Requirements

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • Intel I7 or AMD A10 processor or better with chipset that must support virtualization
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • Ethernet Network Card
  • Wireless Network Card
  • One USB 3.0 port (two preferred)

Software Requirements

  • Windows 10 Professional Edition
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Experiential Learning

There is no field placement in the diploma program; however, you can transfer to the advanced diploma program at any time, which provides a four-week field placement opportunity at the end of the third year.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: CPGM
  • Program length: Four semesters (Six semester option)
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Waitlisted Waitlisted: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
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