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Duration

2 years

Tuition

$5,392

  Kitchener-Waterloo

Sep 7-Aug 25

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

Computer Programmer is a two-year diploma program designed for students who wish to learn the latest skills needed by business application developers in industry, but want to graduate sooner than allowed by the three-year Computer Programmer/Analyst program. The program emphasizes problem-solving skills using the latest versions of Microsoft, Java and open-source software to develop business and web 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, providing them with experience of the complete application development cycle.

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify, analyze, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
  • Contribute to the diagnostics, troubleshooting, documenting and monitoring of technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
  • Implement and maintain secure computing environments.
  • Implement robust computing system solutions through validation testing that aligns with industry best practices.
  • Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.
  • Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  • Apply project management principles and tools when working on projects within a computing environment.
  • Adhere to ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements and/or principles in the development and management of computing solutions and systems.
  • Support the analysis and definition of software system specifications based on functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Contribute to the development, documentation, implementation, maintenance and testing of software systems by using industry standard software development methodologies based on defined specifications and existing technologies/frameworks.
  • Apply one or more programming paradigms such as, object-oriented, structured or functional programming, and design principles, as well as documented requirements, to the software development process.
  • Model, design, implement, and maintain basic data storage solutions.
  • Contribute to the integration of network communications into software solutions by adhering to protocol standards.

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Student Reviews (2)

Conestoga College

Well-rounded programmer with industry contacts

Sebastian Prieto

Kitchener-Waterloo • April 30, 2021

Graduated From

Computer Programming

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals ...

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals and will help you understand not just the theory but what it's like to be a programmer. I liked my two years here and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to do a four-year compsci degree.

Conestoga College

Perfect transition for getting a job in Canada

Divya Desai

May 20, 2020

Graduated From

Mobile Application Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars
I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IE...

I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IETLS. The learning was in-depth and lots of companies were part of the program. Conestoga was focused on job skills from the start. This was perfect for me considering I wanted to get back into programming in a new country.

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