Computer Programmer Analyst

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Work on industry-based projects


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024: Commerce Court – North Bay

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)

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 provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

CIS142 Programming Fundamentals
CMM125 College Communications
CST102 Introduction to Linux
CST105 IT Essentials
CST115 Networking Fundamentals

Semester 2

CIS115 Introduction to Databases & SQL
CIS123 Web Programming Principles
CIS163 Introduction to Object Oriented C++
CIS263 Programming in Java
GENED General Education Elective - Online (CIS Sem 2)

Semester 3

CIS205 Systems Analysis - Requirements Gathering
CIS215 Database Design and SQL
CIS224 Web Programming Client and Framework
CIS262 Advanced Object Oriented C++
GENED General Education Elective - Online (CIS Sem 3)

Semester 4

CIS225 Web Programming Server and Framework
CIS230 Visual Basic
CIS288 System Analysis - Design and Implementation
CIS340 Python Programming
CMM230 Workplace Communications
GENED General Education Elective - Online (CIS Sem 4)

Semester 5

CIS304 Career Preparation
CIS320 Project Planning and Management
CIS325 Programming in C#
CIS355 Advanced Java Programing
CIS370 Intro to AI Programming

Semester 6

CIS315 Beyond SQL
CIS354 Project Implementation
CIS363 DevTools
CIS373 Intro to Game Programming
CIS384 Web Programming Using PHP

2024-25 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1362.5 - - $4082.74
2 $2720.24 $1200.5 - - $3920.74
3 $2720.24 $1200.5 - - $3920.74

2024-25 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15547.54 $1942.5 - - $17490.04
2 $15547.54 $1780.5 - - $17382.04
3 $15547.54 $1780.5 - - $17382.04


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

The computer must meet minimum specifications:

    • PC - Windows Laptop with a minimum 7th Gen i7 processor
    • Minimum 16 GB of RAM (more is better)
    • Minimum 1 TB of storage through a combination of internal and external hard drives. Recommended the internal hard drive is a solid state drive (SSD)

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.