|Field of Study:||Computer and Information Sciences, General
|Description:||Computer professionals must have good reasoning and logical problem solving abilities, be observant, alert to detail and tenacious in pursuing problems to completion. The Computing Science Programs at Grande Prairie Regional College offer students an opportunity to integrate extensive software development skills with hardware skills. Emphasis in various programs include: computer graphics and image processing, digital hardware, data communications and networking. Hardware facilities include dedicated circuit design and robotics lab, data communications and networking lab, as well as six general access computer labs.
As a graduate of the two year diploma at Grande Prairie Regional College, you are qualified for positions in software development including hardware and networking components; game programming; database applications; PC support; networking specialist, financial systems development, etc. Typically, graduates work as programmer/analysts and network administrators.