Algonquin College

Computer Programming and Analysis

Advanced Diploma

The three-year Computer Programming and Analysis Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you for a career in software development and systems analysis. The program specializes in information systems design, development and deployment. You develop sound coding and software testing principles and practices leveraging proven methodologies and industry standards to develop robust system solutions meeting stakeholder`s needs by bridging software development and the needs of the business world.
Use leading industry software and technology including object-oriented methodologies, database design, database administration, systems analysis and design, cybersecurity, quality assurance and testing, development operations as well as business and information technology to design, develop and deploy information systems.
Through a year-long applied research project, you collaborate with community partners in the design, development and deployment of an authentic information system solution.
Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date.
Graduates may work in a variety of different fields, as almost all sectors of industry require programmers. Fields may include, but are not limited to:

Private and public sectors
Information services
Service industry
Human services
This program is well-suited for students who:

Enjoy, and are adept at, strategizing solutions to problems.
Are life-long learners ready to meet the challenges presented by rapidly changing technology.
Possess the ability to see the big picture and to work in detail with individual parts.
Enjoy working independently and with others as a member of a team.

Program Duration:
3 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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