Full Time Program Details
Computer Programmer Analyst (Kingston)
The CPA program provides hands-on experience in developing computer programs to satisfy business requirements. Graduates are well trained for a career as a programmer analyst. It has an outstanding work placement program, often turning away employers looking to ‘hire’ work placement students. Our CPA graduates are highly sought after.
Learning takes place in both classrooms and computer labs. Faculty bring a wealth of real world experiences to the classroom. Our courses are constantly evolving to meet the needs of local employers. This program is well-suited to people who are interested in computers, but not math, physics or electronics.We are one of a handful of colleges in North America that offers mainframe programming. We have a partnership with IBM’s academic initiative program where they supply our program with mainframe resources.
The program provides you with skills in:
• problem solving
• software design
• operating systems
• writing computer programs
• client/server - multi-tiered architecture
• web development
• object-oriented programming
• 2D game development
• mobile device programming
• database design and management
• mainframe application progamming
Study in Ireland: Graduates of this program can turn their advanced diploma into a degree.
Check out our flyer (pdf) to find out more information.
|Canadian fees | International Fees
2012-13 Tuition fee is $2,532.38.
Compulsory fees are $997.15.
September & January
Prospects for both employment and advancement in the Information Technology industry are excellent. Over the past three years, the demand for IT professionals in Canada has doubled as baby boomers opt for retirement. The typical starting salary upon graduation is $45,000.
A career as a Computer Programmer Analyst can provide you with exciting and rewarding work in areas such as: computer programming, web development, systems development, data modeling, and database administration
Our graduates are employed in both the public and private sectors such as education, healthcare, military, financial, research, manufacturing, service industry, consulting, and many more.
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including the following prerequisites:
- Grade 12 English at the C or U level
- Grade 11 Math
Special Scholarship Opportunity:
Qualified students may be eligible for special financial support, made possible through a generous gift donated to the St. Lawrence College Foundation, from the Advanced Technology Education Consortium (ATEC). For full details regarding the ATEC Technology Scholarships, applicant criteria and application forms, click here.
Books and supplies are estimated at $400 per semester. It is highly recommended that students have access to an Windows compatible computer outside of the college. Students must finance the cost of such a computer and possibly Internet access for home use. Students will be required to use a USB flash drive for some courses.
Student Workload: Most courses have three tests and three assignments evenly spread throughout the semester. Designing and writing programs is very time consuming and students should expect to spend up to 18 hours per week on homework.
Work Placement: In the third year, students spend 16 hours per week on the job in a business environment. Many students are employed by their work placement during the summer months preceding third year. This gives one year work experience on their resume at graduation.
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FAQ for CPA
St. Lawrence College develops university transfer opportunities on a continual basis. For updates on transfer opportunities, conditions, and agreements, check our website under "Full-time Studies > Degrees of Opportunity".
for more information
613-544-5400, ext. 1151
When starting in January, you must take the second semester courses in the spring/summer in order to be “on track” for the third semester in the fall.
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