Trades and Technology

Computer Programmer Analyst

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Work on industry-based projects


Train for this highly in-demand field. Computer systems are everywhere and are used in virtually every industry. Learn to create the programs and software for devices that people use every day. Training includes application software, systems development, and computer programming with a business focus. 

Your Future Career

  • Website designer 
  • Desktop application programmer
  • Systems/business analyst
  • Database administrator 
  • Support specialist 

What You Learn

  • Systems analysis and design 
  • Computer programming (in multiple programming languages)
  • Desktop application programming
  • Website design 
  • Internet enabled software 
  • Operating systems (client and server)

This program is offered in partnership with Seneca College. 

Please note: Curriculum is subject to change

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Grade 12 Math (C or U) or Grade 11 Math (U or M)

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Semester 1

CST 105 IT Essentials
CST 102 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
CIS 142 Programming Fundamentals
CMM 125 College Communications
GED 135 Personal Success

Semester 2

CIS 115 Introduction to Database Design & SQL
CST 115 Networking Fundamentals
CIS 163 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
CIS 123 Web Programming Principles
GENED Gen Ed Elective Online

Semester 3

CIS 215 Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle
CIS 262 Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++
CIS 205 Requirements Gathering Using OO Models
CIS 224 Web Programming Tools and Framework
GENED Ged Ed Elective Online

Semester 4

CIS 299 IBM Business Computing
CIS 263 Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers
CIS 288 Analysis and Design Using OO Models
CIS 225 Web Programming for Apps and Services
CMM 230 Business Report

Semester 5

CIS 320 Project Planning and Management
CIS 325 Visual Basic
CIS 373 Advanced Database Design
CIS 340 Graphical User Interface (GUI) Programming

Semester 6

CIS 354 Project Implementation
CIS 355 Database Connectivity Using Java
CIS 370 Data Structures and Algorithms
CIS 384 Web Programming Using PHP

Ontario College Advanced Diploma 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139