Computers and those professionals that maintain, troubleshoot, program, administer, network, and build them are central to most every industry. On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website. Job opportunities for network and computer system administrators will grow by 23%. A 53% growth is projected for network systems and data communications analysts. Jobs for database administrators will increase by 20% and for computer support specialists by 14%.
Multimedia on the Web introduces the basics of web communication, webpage function, and design. Students become familiar with digital media including graphics, animation, video, and sound, and use software to create interactive multimedia documents. The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
Students and instructors in a full-time science, technology, engineering or mathematics program are entitled to a number of additional Microsoft software packages through Conestoga’s Microsoft Partner Agreement. In order to be eligible for graduation, students who are not completing the co-op must complete the diploma program requirements within three years of entering the program. Those who graduate with a co-op designation have five years to complete the program.
GPRC graduates with a Diploma in Computer Systems Technology may receive a maximum of 60 transfer credits toward this 120-credit degree. In addition to completing the degree directly with Athabasca University, you have an option to take a number of courses in a classroom setting at GPRC. This degree program is a unique collaboration between Athabasca University and GPRC. See the Computer and Information SystemsÂ program for details.
The DCS is a degree in applied research. Degree candidates study the theory and practice behind computing. Payscale records Research Scientists as having an average salary of $115,279. The aim of the program is to provide qualified professionals for computer programming by teaching technical and theoretical principles. The curriculum addresses different issues such as basic programming, internet programming, database, network systems, computer hardware and web design.