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Computer Programmer Analyst Program (T127)

Program Comparison Help

Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.
Instructions:

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected

PROGRAM
Computer Programmer Analyst
CODE
T127
SCHOOL
School of Computer Technology
LOCATION
Casa Loma Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
2016-2017
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
Today, few organizations make any major plans without thoroughly understanding the IT implications. IT professionals are a key part of decision-making business teams. George Brown College answers this need with its Computer Programmer Analyst program. The broad education in programming and IT analysis that it offers can provide you with a stable platform for career growth in the rapidly expanding and ever-changing world of information technology.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

 

Today, few organizations make any major plans without thoroughly understanding the IT implications. IT professionals are a key part of decision-making business teams. George Brown College answers this need with its three-year (six-semester) Computer Programmer Analyst program. The broad education in programming and IT analysis that it offers can provide you with a stable platform for career growth in the rapidly expanding and ever-changing world of information technology.

During the first two years of the program you will develop the skills and techniques required for software application development and testing. The industry tells us they are looking for “the total package.” So the third year includes advanced technical skills in areas such as systems analysis and design techniques – and continues to develop communications, teamwork and other client service skills such as needs assessment, sales and presentation methods.

George Brown offers other distinct advantages:

  • Students are involved in project-based and experiential learning.
  • In the third year, students are exposed to the fast-growing game development sector.
  • Students are also exposed to mobile application development using the latest mobile devices.

*If you enrol in January, you must complete semester 2 in the summer, May to August, in the same year.

Note: In this rapidly changing industry, program improvements are being made on an ongoing basis, which may result in course changes. Changes are made in consultation with our Program Advisory Committee, which is composed of academic staff and industry representatives from small, medium-sized and large corporations.



Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes



Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable version Curriculum Planner Start Date (2016-2017)PDF icon

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP1151 IT Essentials
COMP1176 Introduction to Networks - CCNA I
COMP1223 Web Development Fundamentals
GSSC1045 Business Applications for Information Technology
MATH1162 Mathematics for Computer Technology I
COMM1007 College English**

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP1168 Database Management
COMP1202 Object-Oriented Programming
COMP1231 Web Programming
COMP1232 Operating System Installation and Support
MATH1172 Mathematics for Computer Technology II
GSSC1027 Personal Finance

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP1230 Advanced Web Programming
COMP2129 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming
COMP2130 Application Development using Java
COMP2147 Systems Analysis, Design and Testing
COMM2148 Technical Writing and Professional Portfolio Development
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP2080 Data Structures and Algorithms
COMP2151 Agile Software Development
COMP2138 Advanced Database Development
COMP2139 Web Application Development
COMP2152 Open Source Development
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP3095 Web Application Development using Java
COMP3059 Capstone Project I
COMP3061 Computer Security Fundamentals
COMP3064 Game Development
COMP3075 Report Design & Implementation
COMP3074 Mobile Application Development I

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP3060 Linux Fundamentals
COMP3065 Business Intelligence
COMP3078 Capstone Project II
COMP3097 Mobile Application Development II
COMP3080 Emerging Technologies

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills) or CESL1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003/CESL1003 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit http://assessment.georgebrown.ca for more information.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates can look forward to career opportunities such as:

  • Database administration
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Consulting
  • Application design and development
  • Internet application design and development
  • And many others

Opportunities exist for systems development for both corporate clients and smaller contract companies.

As programmer analysts, graduates will work in project teams responsible for the development of new applications and the maintenance of existing business systems.



Future Study Options 

Students who successfully complete this program may qualify for entry into Ontario college graduate certificates and university degree programs at institutions such as McMaster University, University of Guelph and Northern Alberta Institution of Technology.

For further information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,859.00 *

Additional Cost 

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



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Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Computer Technology

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287

Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

The office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.