With many millions or more lines of code in the world today, and many more yet to be written, this field is growing constantly. If using your critical thinking ability to solve problems puts a smile on your face then this field could be for you. As a tech-savvy graduate you’ll be trained in how to apply your hands on experience in our program, combining analytical and programming skills, to produce lasting and high quality software solutions that keep the world running smoothly.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.
Organizations in all fields depend on computer specialists to assist them with their information processing needs. This program will give you a solid foundation in the competitive job skills required for today’s information technology (IT) field.
Areas of study include:
Business computing concepts
Systems analysis and design
Note: To ensure that you make an informed decision about your IT career path, a common first semester is offered for the Computer Systems Technician, Computer Systems Technology, Computer Programmer and Computer Programmer Analyst programs. This approach provides an opportunity for you to explore the systems/programming applications and networking/hardware applications of the IT sector to ensure program fit.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2019-2020 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
Other fees to consider.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Junior Web Developer
Customer Support Specialist
Network Support Technician
Software Quality Assurance Tester
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Colleges and universities
Computer and network infrastructure firms
Credit unions and banks
Digital business solutions firms
Small and-medium-size organizations
Software development firms
Program Transfer, Degree Completion and Additional Credentials
Students can transfer to the Computer Programmer Analyst, advanced diploma program at any time, which provides a four-week field placement opportunity at the end of the third year as well as competitive opportunity to complete a co-operative placement.
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/pathways to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include: