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Computer Programmer/Analyst (Optional Co-op)

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
0057C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2014 / 2015

About the Program

Computer Programmer/Analyst is a three-year advanced diploma program in which students learn the latest skills needed by business application developers in industry. The program emphasizes problem-solving skills using the latest versions of Microsoft, Oracle, Java and open-source software to develop enterprise, internet and mobile applications. Object-oriented analysis, design, agile methodologies and programming techniques are mastered and applied throughout the program.

Students learn through a combination of theory and practice, applying their knowledge to hands-on assignments and challenging projects. Complementary courses in areas such as mathematics, accounting and communications support the core IT courses. All of these skills are then applied to a capstone group project in the last year in which students build a major business application for a local business, providing them with a realistic, practical experience. In addition, co-op students complete eight months of work experience in the information technology industry.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 48

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Co-op Option

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa.
*Fees for recreation/athletics, graduation/alumni, insurance, as well as program-related costs such as books and supplies, are additional.

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Aid/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Students graduate with programming experience and the skills necessary to analyze and design computer applications for business. Entry-level positions for graduates of this program include computer programmer, web application developer, software tester and quality control professional. In addition to these, career path opportunities would include systems analyst and business analyst.

100% of 2011-2012 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

For more information on the PLAR process, please e-mail dstoicoiu@conestogac.on.ca or visit the testing website.

Course Information
Course # Courses
Level One
COMM1030 Interpersonal And Group Dynamics
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills
MATH1910 Mathematics for Information Technology I
PROG1245 Programming: Web Foundations
PROG1780 Programming: Fundamentals
Level Two
INFO1380 Technology Infrastructure: Networking
INFO2070 Systems Development: Analysis
MATH1920 Mathematics for Information Technology II
PROG1790 Database: Fundamentals
PROG1800 Programming Dynamic Websites
Level Three
ACCT1025 Introduction to Accounting
CDEV1020 Co-op and Career Preparation
INFO2065 Technology Infrastructure: Network Operating Systems
INFO2080 Systems Development: Design
PROG2220 Database: S.Q.L.
PROG2230 Programming: Microsoft Web Technologies
PROG2370 Programming: Object Oriented Game Programming
Level Four
INFO2040 Systems Development: Mobile Application Design
INFO2050 Systems Development: Computer Security
PROG2070 Programming: Software Quality Assurance
PROG2240 Programming: JAVA Web Technologies
PROG3180 Programming: Mobile Applications I
Level Five
COOP2370 Co-op Work Term I (CPA)
Level Six
COOP3360 Co-op Work Term II (CPA)
Level Seven
COOP3370 Co-op Work Term III (CPA)
Level Eight
COOP3380 Co-op Work Term IV (CPA)
Level Nine
PROG3050 Programming: Microsoft Enterprise Applications
PROG3200 Database: Application Development
PROG3210 Programming: Mobile Applications II
Electives: Program Option Student must pass 1 Course(s)
INFO3070 Systems Development: Information Technology Management
PROG3240 Business Intelligence
Level Ten
COMM1130 Effective Technical Communications II
INFO3800 Systems Development: Systems Project
PROG3060 Programming: Java Enterprise Applications
Electives: General Education Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours
Electives: General Education Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

Program Outcomes

MSDNAA Program-Paid Software For Students/Faculty

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance ( MSDNAA ) software is available as an included Program resource (i.e. no cost to you) if you are registered in this Program or are registered in at least one course that is part of this Program's curriculum.

You will access the downloads of this software through ELMS E-Academy License Management System (ELMS). For more information about MSDNAA please visit MSDNAA Overview. To access the software you need to pay attention to the following information:

For Students:
  • You must be an active student in this Program (be currently registered in this Program or registered in at least one course in this Program's curriculum with fees paid).
  • Adhere to the license terms of the MSDNAA Student Use Agreement.
  • Go to the MSDNAA Software Center (link provided at the last item) to download your software. Please read MSDNAA software download instructions if you need some help. Be sure to record the software SERIAL NUMBER (if available, some free software doesn't have serial number).
  • After installing you need to register (Activate) your software by using your software serial number. Click window list menu button at the left bottom corner, click all programs, select the program you installed, navigate to the help menu, enter your serial number. You can refer to the MSDNAA How-To Videos for help.
  • When you are ready, go to the MSDNAA Software Center to get your MSDNAA software.

    For Faculty:
  • You must be an active faculty in this Program (currently teaching course(s) in a Program in this School).
  • Adhere to the license terms and program usage guidelines
  • Go to the MSDNAA Software Center (link provided at the last item) to download your software. Please read MSDNAA software download instructions if you need some help. Be sure to record the software SERIAL NUMBER (if available, some free software doesn't have serial number).
  • After installing you need to register (Activate) your software by using your software serial number. Click window list menu button at the left bottom corner, click all programs, select the program you installed, navigate to the help menu, enter your serial number. You can refer to the MSDNAA How-To Videos for help.
  • When you are ready, go to the MSDNAA Software Center to get your MSDNAA software.

    If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Conestoga MSDNAA support.

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

Apply Now

Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

ONTARIOCOLLEGES.CA
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Guelph, Ontario
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Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

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