Computer Programmer and Analyst Program at Centennial College

In today’s competitive job market, employers are seeking to hire graduates that are highly specialized and well trained.  You can’t afford to waste your time with an education that wont help you get the job you want.  At Centennial College, all our programs are geared for success.

As part of your program, you will not only learn how to use the latest cutting edge tools, but you will also learn how to apply the latest principles from business professionals. To compliment your classroom learning, you will also get hands-on experience in the labs.

Centennial’s staff not only believe in providing students with the best teaching experience possible, but also to offer the best guidance and career advice.

Program Overview
The Computer Programmer Program and Computer Analyst program provides a solid business foundation and a detailed study of current and emerging technology, systems methodologies and programming. The curriculum includes an in-depth, object-oriented programming stream with a strong emphasis on systems analysis and design. In addition, you will acquire advanced skills in web development, database administration and project management.

The program also offers a wide-range of technologies, including: C++, C#, JAVA, J2EE advanced XML and Web services, Access, Oracle, networking and UNIX/LINUX operating systems. Many of these technologies will be in the .NET development environment. In the final year of study, you may select an area of specialization from an offering of technical electives. Another attractive feature of this program’s final year is the programming project. All the technical, systems and business skills acquired during the first two years are used in the planning and implementation of a “real world” business application.

Finally, this program also offers an optional co-op component. Academically-qualified students enhance their education by working three terms as paid employees in the field. The experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but also provides valuable contacts for future careers.

Admission Requirements
Centennial College expects students applying for admission to certificate or diploma programs to present at minimum: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to program.

Academic Requirements

  • Compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent
  • Math 11C, M or U, or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent

Co-op Requirements

  • To qualify for COOP-221, you will need to have: completion of eight out of 10 courses in Semester 1 and 2, a minimum C grade in ENGL-170/171, a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater.

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum C grade average required for graduation

Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results

The qualification requirements and costs for each external  accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body and not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any of those external accreditations, designations, certification or recognition, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and materials of those external bodies.

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