Computer Programmer

Full-Time

Program Information

The Computer Programmer (CPRO) program offers students the opportunity to study current trends in website development, computer programming, database design and development, mobile development, and web technologies. In addition, general education, business, and communication courses help students expand their organizational, project management, critical thinking and communication skills. Major coursework provides a hands-on environment allowing students to evaluate, design, and implement software applications for the three-tier client, server, and database environment.

The widespread use of computer technology in all spheres – from manufacturing, construction, education, health and financial industries means that Computer Programmers, often referred to as Software Developers, are the key people shaping the solutions of today and tomorrow.

Students study Microsoft C# and Oracle Java programming languages as well as the Oracle and IBM DB2 databases. Graduates have the ability to use problem solving and critical thinking skills to analyze business and industry requirements and design, develop and implement real life database-driven enterprise web applications.

Students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater will qualify for the CPRO co-op component that provides an opportunity to enhance the classroom learning in a real-world industry environment. Students that are not eligible for or unable to secure an approved co-op, must graduate from the non co-op stream (CPRN). Graduates are prepared for entry-level careers in software and database development. In addition, graduates have several options to continue their education through pathway agreements to university degree programs or college post-graduate certificate studies.

The 7-1-7 Programming Model

Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic school year, the School of Computer Studies is launching a new program model at the Sarnia campus. 

This model is based on seven weeks of classes, a one-week break and then another seven weeks of classes (7-1-7). There is no specific exam week in this model but exams may be held in the last week of classes.

During the spring and summer terms, classes will be offered in a compressed format. This means that students will take a set of classes in the first seven weeks (Spring - Session I) and a second set of classes in the next seven weeks (Spring - Session II). 

Breaks should be:

  • Fall Break - October 22 - October 26
  • Winter Break - February 25 - March 1
  • Spring/Summer Break - June 24 - June 28

Device Requirements

This program recommends a laptop.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U (minimum of 60 percent)
Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U (minimum of 60 percent)

In order to determine mature applicant admissibility computer applicants will need to meet with the Academic Support Coordinator for further assessment and testing. 

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates pursue a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities that are dynamic and challenging, offering a competitive rate of compensation. Courses in the program are part of rapidly emerging technologies that prepare graduates for careers as computer programmers, software developers, programmer analysts, mobile application developers, information systems specialists, web developers, client/server applications developers and support specialists. Graduates acquire sufficient foundation to allow them to advance in a variety of career paths appropriate to their interests and abilities.

Educational Pathways

See where you could go within Ontario to complete a degree once you've completed this Lambton College program.


Computer Studies
519-542-7751 ext 3500

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Program Information
519-541-2403
info@lambtoncollege.ca

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Jim Cooper
519-542-7751 ext 3219
jim.cooper@lambtoncollege.ca

Kim Hunt
519-542-7751 ext 3500
kim.hunt@lambtoncollege.ca


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