2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma
The program prides itself on highly motivated and qualified professors. The Computer Programming graduate may have the option of continuing into the Computer Programmer/Analyst program or switch to one of the other computer studies streams. Upon graduating, the Computer Programming student will be poised for an entry-level position in this fast paced and rapidly growing field.
The Programmer/Analyst program is a `thru-way` program designed for those students who have shown above-average competencies in computer programmer studies. Skills developed in the four-semester programmer option will be further developed. A more detailed analysis of computer applications with the focus on working in a team environment and applying and integrating new tools and technologies are also studied. Students will be using XML, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, as well as the .NET Framework.
A significant work experience component is an integral part of the sixth semester. Students spend approximately 400 hours on-site at a local business or agency as part of their programming team, gaining valuable practical experience.
Emphasis is on developing analytical skills to apply to more advanced programming and system designs. This program is two semesters in length and is dependent upon sufficient enrolment.
`Thru-way` programs offer diplomas at the completion of Year 2 and have an additional year of study when there is sufficient enrolment.
Students may have the opportunity to be involved in applied research projects. Please see the `Applied Research Centre` section for more information relating to the Sault College Applied Research Centre.