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Computer Science & IT courses

Algonquin College

Diploma In Computer Programmer (co-op)

  • Duration : 2 Years
  • Intake : Sept
  • Level : Undergraduate Diploma
  • Tuition & fees : $ 13,179 CAD Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 80
  • PTE : 54


About this course

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students for a career in software development. The program also specializes in program development strategies (using object-oriented modelling), database design and database administration.

Students work with leading industry software products, such as Oracle; CASE tools; programming languages (Java, COBOL, SQL, PHP, JavaScript), operating systems (Windows, Unix/Linux and Android) in a networked environment.

Approximately 75 percent of the curriculum consists of courses in applications programming; programming languages; object-oriented analysis and design; operating systems; coding in integrated development environments; debugging, testing, and maintenance of code; database design, implementation, and administration. The balance of the curriculum consists of courses in oral and written communications, mathematics and others useful in the life-long learning required by software developers.

In the final year, students participate in a program-culminating real-world team project through the Algonquin College Applied Research and Innovation department and an individual project exploring programming languages. Due to the constantly evolving nature of the information technology (IT) environment, the program places emphasis on preparing students to become independent learners.

Students have access to modern computing facilities in the School of Advanced Technology, such as Windows and Linux-based workstations, linked in an internal wireless network with access to the Internet. An extensive repository of software is available on the network. Additional software is available through the department-sponsored Microsoft DreamSpark Alliance, other vendor agreements and from software supplied under the mobile technology fee.

This program offers two cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term(s) option. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7, have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and networks within industry. *See Additional Information for more details.

The two program start dates each year are at the beginning of the Fall and Winter Terms.

Algonquin College Highlights

College Type Publicly funded
Number of Campuses 3
Annual Endowments 3.7 million CAD
Student Retention Rate 86.3 %
Total number of programs 340
Mode of Programmes Full time, Part time, Online
Work Study Program Yes, for full time programs
Cost of Attendance 2,900 CAD
Financial aid Bursaries, Scholarship, Awards
Language Proficiency IELTS/TOEFL or Algonquin EAP program

Algonquin College Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Tuition & Books (1 Year)  
Includes Tuition, Health Insurance, Upass (bus pass)
and Student Access Fees (8-Month Academic Year)
$16,200 – $22,000
Learning Resources and School Supplies $200 – $1,000
Optional Items  
Gym Membership (On-campus) $300
Clothing $800
Miscellaneous $1,150
Total Optional Items $2,250
Homestay (Fees are for 1 Month)  
Application fee $250
Accommodations & Meals (3 meals/day) $940
Total Homestay $1,190
Residence (8 Months)  
Accommodations $7,720
Meal Plan (Mandatory) $3,350
Total Residence $11,070
Off Campus Housing 1 Month  
2 Bedroom Apartment (estimated cost only) $1,200 – $1,400
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 13,179

Hostel & Meals :

$ 11,945

Total

$ 25,124

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