Computer Programmer

International

Program Information

The Computer Programmer, two-year diploma program offers students the opportunity to study current trends in web technologies, computer programming, database, project management, and mobile development. This intensive, two-year program concludes with a work term for eligible students.

Web technology topics include HTML5, CSS5, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON and NodeJS. 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. 

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

Device Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.0
    - or -
    IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study. 
  • TOEFL iBT 69
    -or-
    TOEFL 60 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study. 
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

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.

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

Educational Pathways

Transfer to Programs within Ontario

We've worked with Ontario colleges to provide the following transfer opportunities:

Want to see more Ontario transfers? Visit ONTransfer.ca.

Transfer to Programs outside of Ontario

Institute of Technology Tralee - Ireland
Bachelor of Science in Computing with Software Development
Institute of Technology Slingo - Ireland
Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development - enter third year of three-year program
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development - enter third year of four-year program

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Toronto
416-485-2098
lambton@cestarcollege.com
Mississauga
905-890-7833 x 222
lambton@queenscollege.ca
Sarnia/Main Campus
international@lambtoncollege.ca

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