Computer Programmer/Analyst (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma

This three-year program prepares students to function effectively as computer programmer/analysts in a business-oriented, information-processing environment, including financial services, manufacturing and public sector organizations. Major emphasis is placed on problem-solving skills using a variety of computer languages. Programming courses prepare students to develop business applications and interactive websites that utilize and update databases. An object-oriented approach to systems development is emphasized. Advanced topics cover eCommerce application development, distributed applications using industrial strength relational databases, project management, and network topology.

Throughout the program, effective communications, the use of current technology, and attention to standards and documentation are emphasized. The student's general business knowledge is supported by courses in mathematics, accounting, and organizational behavior.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Computer Programmer/Analyst
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes  
Year 2 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 3 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 Work Term 4
Year 4 Classes Classes  

Work Term Capabilities

Specific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.

Work Terms I - IV

Sample Job Titles

Work Term I: Programmer, Database Developer, Client Services Support, Web Designer / Developer, Help Desk Support, Technical Writer, Software Developer, Software Tester

Work Terms II-IV: Systems Analyst, Programmer/Analyst, Application Support Specialist, Information Systems Technologist, Network Technician, Mobile Application Developer

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

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Kitty Runstedler
Employer Relations Consultant