Program Information

The Computer Programmer, two-year diploma program offers students the opportunity to study current trends in software development. This intensive, two-year program concludes with a work term for eligible students.

Web technology topics include HTML5, CSS5, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, React and others to develop user interfaces. Students work with server-side programming languages including Microsoft C#.NET, Python and Java. In the database components, students perform all aspects of database design and work with SQL/NOSQL on several database management systems (DSMS). Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills by developing solutions to real world, three tiered (client, server, database) problems. 

Major coursework is assigned as term projects that span entire terms allowing students to actively engage in the evaluation, design and implementation of real world software applications. As a result, student develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication skills. 

In addition, general education, business, math and communication courses help students expand their organizational, critical thinking and communication skills. 

The widespread use of computer technology in all industries, from manufacturing, transportation, construction, education, health and financial institutions means that computer programmers are the key people shaping the solutions of today and tomorrow. 

Fall 2021 Delivery Format

For the Fall 2021 term, this program will be fully remote. Students in first year will not be expected to attend classes on campus between September 2021 and December 2021. 

For upper year students, information about delivery format is available on mylambton.ca.

See Course List

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with a minimum grade of 60% in the following:

  • Grade 12 English C or U
  • Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U

Course List

CSD-1103: Front-End Web Development I

Students integrate modern web technologies to (1) create web pages using HTML; (2) implement Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to format web pages; and (3) design and publish a website. As a term project, students complete all phases of website development and publish their website to an IBM cloud server.

CSD-1133: Problem Solving/Program Logic

Programming logic and problem solving - without them, software development skills are learned but soon forgotten. A language-independent approach introduces students to various components common to all programming languages without assuming any previous programming experience. Students (1) design, test, and debug programs using a top-down modernized approach; (2) control the flow of a program with decision and repetitive structures and functions; (3) implement array processing; and (4) develop programs that process data from files including control break processing. Students develop software solutions using pseudocode and flowchart software tools with an emphasis on problem solving and structured programming techniques.

CSD-1233: Python Programming

This course uses the Python programming language to reinforced programming logic and problem solving skills taught in CSD 1133, Problem Solving/Program Logic. Students implement Python programs to (1) design, test, and debug programs using a top-down modernized approach; (2) control the flow of a program with decision and repetitive structures and functions; (3) implement array processing; and (4) develop programs that process data from files including control break processing.

CSD-2206: Database Design and SQL

An introduction to relational database design and Structured Query Language (SQL). Students (1) analyze user requirements and construct data models using entity-relationship diagrams (ERD); (2) use Data Definition Language (DDL) to create and modify the structure of database objects; (3) use Data Manipulation Language (DML) to add, delete, and modify data in a database; (4) prepare technical documentation for a database project; (5) develop single-table and multiple-table database queries; (6) implement views and indexes; and (7) develop three-tier database applications using the MVC architecture that employs multiple-table views. As a term project, students design and implement a multiple-table database based on typical business requirements.

CSD-1194: Business Applications

Students are introduced to business applications that enhance productivity in a business environment. Students analyze business cases and (1) develop professional business documents using Word; (2) develop professional detailed spreadsheets using Excel; (3) develop professional business presentations using PowerPoint; and (4) demonstrate presentation skills.

CSD-2103: Front-End Development II

As a continuation of Front-End Web Development I, JavaScript and jQuery are introduced. Students (1) implement JavaScript and jQuery to enrich the user experience; (2) employ AJAX to allow server-side requests to exchange data with a Web server; (3) employ JSON as an over-the-network data format; and (4) implement APIs from popular websites to enhance a web page. Students add to their term project from Front-End Web Development I by designing and implementing MVC applications that includes client-side, server-side, and database processing.

CSD-2354: Programming C# .NET

The C# programming language is introduced. Students (1) create, test, and debug programs using a top-down modernized approach; (2) implement decision and repetitive structures and functions to control program flow; (3) formulate object-oriented designs using classes, instance variables and methods and constructors; (4) evaluate, create and analyze objects including strings and arrays. Microsoft Visual Studio is used for program development.

CSD-3464: Programming Java SE

Various components of the Java object-oriented programming language are introduced. Students (1) develop solutions using data types, I/O, and control structures; (2) use arrays and collections to store and work with single and multidimensional data; (3) create programs that adhere to the object-oriented paradigm; and (4) build standalone GUI applications that interface with a database.

CSD-4203: Database Programming

Students explore SQL and PL/SQL database programming as it relates to the Oracle database environment. Students (1) create PL/SQL blocks that include program control structures, embedded SQL, cursors, and exception handling; (2) create stored procedures and functions; (3) create packages; and (3) implement database triggers. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is used for PL/SQL development. Concepts relating to the Oracle PL/SQL certification exam have been incorporated into this course for those students wishing to pursue certification.

MTH-1163: General Mathematics I

This general course in mathematics reviews and enhances topics in arithmetic, algebra, linear graphs, measurement, and statistics. A problem solving approach is used throughout the course, and there are many practical applications.

COM-1113: Workplace Communications

This course focuses on skills required in any organization or position: writing business documents, responding to realistic scenarios, and speaking in an organized and vibrant manner. Students will practice professional communications skills by producing, revising, and editing short business documents and engaging in verbal interactions and presentations.

Academic Break

CSD-3103: Full Stack JavaScript

As a continuation of Web Technologies II, students design and implement component-based web applications using JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks. This course introduces students to the MERN (MongoDB, Express, React, Node) web stack. Students (1) develop software using modern JavaScript standards (ES6+); (2) develop web applications that maintain a NoSQL database; (3) implement applications adhering to the microservice architectural pattern by developing web API endpoints, and (4) develop applications that run on a variety of computing platforms. Students add to their term project in Web Technologies II by designing and implementing component-based applications that include client-side, server-side, and database processing.

CSD-3354: Web Applications Using C#.NET

The C# programming language is expanded upon and ASP.NET is introduced. Students (1) implement web applications that follow the MVC architecture pattern by leveraging the ASP.NET MVC framework; (2) build web applications that interface with databases through the use of Entity Framework; (3) manage project dependencies with NuGet package manager; and (4) test applications with unit tests.

CSD-4464: Programming Java EE

As a continuation of Programming Java SE, students (1) manage databases using Java; (2) build two- and three-tier client-server applications; and (3) refine industry-standard coding practices. Students build a complete Web-based application that incorporates three-tier development including client-side, server-side, and database processing.

CSD-4503: DevOps: Tools and Practices

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

CSD-3423: Introduction to Project Management

This course provides a fundamental knowledge to manage people, workflows, and costs in project management. Students (1) analyze the project management landscape; (2) apply the project management knowledge areas, process groups, and traditional methods to IT projects; (3) apply agile methods to IT projects; and (4) use project management software to conduct project analysis, develop reports, and manage changes to IT projects. The group assignment and term project provides students an opportunity to incorporate and apply project management skills to solve real-world problems.

CSD-4523: Python II

This course is a continuation of Python programming. Students (1) develop applications using Object-Oriented Python; (2) access databases with Python; and (3) use Python libraries and frameworks.

CSD-4553: Cloud Computing

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

CPL-1049: Co-op Work Term (optional)

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-op_and_career/

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Technology Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates use their problem solving and critical thinking skills to analyze business and industry requirements and design, develop and implement real life database-driven enterprise web applications.

A wide variety of rewarding career opportunities that are dynamic and challenging, offering a competitive rate of compensation are available to graduates. Courses 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.

Program Information
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Kim Hunt
Academic Support Coordinator
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kim.hunt@lambtoncollege.ca
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