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)

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. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

CST105 IT Essentials
CST102 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
CIS142 Programming Fundamentals
CMM125 College Communications
GED135 Personal Success

Semester 2

CIS115 Introduction to Database Design & SQL
CST115 Networking Fundamentals
CIS163 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
CIS123 Web Programming Principles
GENED Gen Ed Elective On Line

Semester 3

CIS215 Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle
CIS262 Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++
CIS205 Requirements Gathering Using OO Models
CIS224 Web Programming Tools and Framework

Semester 4

CIS230 Visual Basic
CIS263 Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers
CIS288 Analysis and Design Using OO Models
CIS225 Web Programming for Apps and Services
CMM230 Business Report

Semester 5

CIS325 Programming in C#
CIS320 Project Planning and Management
CIS373 Advanced Database Design
CIS340 Graphical User Interface (GUI) Programming

Semester 6

CIS354 Project Implementation
CIS355 Database Connectivity Using Java
CIS370 Data Structures and Algorithms
CIS384 Web Programming Using PHP

2019-2020 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96
2 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $3771.96
3 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $3771.96

2019-2020 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
2 $12422.97 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $14061.69
3 $12422.97 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $14061.69

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

View course outlines

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete

Explore these opportunities and more through Canadore’s Transfer and Pathway

For more information, please contact the Pathways Officer:

Micheline McWhirter – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139