Computer Programming and Analysis Program (Online) (T197)

Program Description

Program Overview

In today's business landscape, having a sound grasp of Information Technology (IT) is crucial for making informed decisions. This is why IT professionals have become an integral part of the decision-making process in organizations. To meet this demand, George Brown College has developed the Computer Programmer Analyst program, which offers comprehensive training in programming and IT analysis. By enrolling in this program, you can establish a solid foundation for career advancement in the dynamic and constantly evolving world of IT.

This program is fully online, including lectures, exams, and class projects. This program allows you to:

  • Study online from the comfort of home while joining other students across Canada in live, instructor-led classes.
  • Access the knowledge and expertise of faculty members who are embedded in Toronto’s rapidly growing tech industry.
  • Develop professional skills in a format convenient to you and your busy weekday commitments.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an online-only program open to domestic students. Regular in-person delivery and international eligibility is available; please see Computer Programming and Analysis (T177) for more details.

Full Description

In today's business landscape, it's rare for organizations to make important decisions without considering the implications of Information Technology (IT). That's why IT professionals are such a crucial part of any successful team. George Brown College recognizes this need and offers a comprehensive three-year (six-semester) Computer Programmer Analyst program. This program provides a strong foundation in programming and IT analysis, which can help you achieve career growth in the fast-paced and constantly evolving world of information technology.

According to the industry's requirements, they are seeking computer programmer analysts who possess a combination of hard and soft skills. The program's initial two years will focus on equipping graduates with the necessary skills and techniques for software application development and testing. The final year will concentrate on developing advanced technical abilities as well as communication, teamwork, and other client service skills.

George Brown offers other distinct advantages:

  • Students are involved in project-based and experiential learning.
  • In the third year, students are introduced to the fast-growing area of AI and Machine-Learning strategies and development.
  • 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-size and large corporations.

Technology Requirements

This program requires students to have access to a personal computer with the following specifications: 

  • 16 GB RAM minimum 
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive (500+ GB is optimal) 
  • Quad-core i7 2.4GHz or better 
  • Video card (2GB RAM minimum/4GB RAM recommended) 
  • Webcam 

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Graduates may find career opportunities in areas such as:

  • database administration
  • systems analysis and design
  • consulting
  • application design and development
  • web application design and development
  • data architect (AI/Machine Learning)
  • full-stack developer
  • mobile application developer
  • 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 developing new applications and maintaining existing business systems.

Educational Pathways

Opportunities to receive transfer credits toward further study to attain a degree are available.

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

For further information, see Transfer Guide

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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