Computer Programmer

International

Program Information

The Computer Programmer program offers students the opportunity to study the most 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.

Computer Programmer has an optional co-op component where students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater may have an opportunity to enhance their classroom learning in a real world industry environment. Graduates are prepared for entry-level careers in the information technology field. Students unable to secure a co-op are still able to graduate. 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 Information Technology launched 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 26 - October 30
  • Winter Break - March 1 - March 5
  • Spring/Summer Break - June 21 - June 25

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
Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

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.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

Educational Pathways

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


International Education
Any questions or inquiries please e-mail:
international@lambtoncollege.ca


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