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 Computer Programmer Analyst
SchoolSt. Lawrence College
LocationKingston, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 10,000
Full-time Graduate: 200
Length3 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
Prerequisites NotesOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: Grade 12 English at the C or U level Grade 11 Math
International: $16,170

Books and supplies are estimated at $400 per semester. It is highly recommended that students have access to an Windows compatible computer outside of the college. Students must finance the cost of such a computer and possibly Internet access for home use. Students will be required to use a USB flash drive for some courses.
DescriptionThe CPA program provides hands-on experience in developing computer programs to satisfy business requirements. Graduates are well trained for a career as a programmer analyst. It has an outstanding work placement program, often turning away employers looking to ‘hire’ work placement students. Our CPA graduates are highly sought after. According to the latest statistics, we teach 9 of the top 10 desired software skills.

Courtesy of ~ As the retirement date for baby boomers fast approaches there is also a demand for mainframe programming. We are one of a handful of colleges in North America that offers mainframe programming. We have a partnership with IBM’s academic initiative program where they supply our program with mainframe resources.

Learning takes place in both classrooms and computer labs. Faculty bring a wealth of real world experiences to the classroom. Our courses are constantly evolving to meet the needs of local employers. This program is well-suited to people who are interested in computers, but not math, physics or electronics.
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