Information And Requirements

This degree prepares the student for careers such as computer application programmer, medical records specialist, computer security professional, database administrator, computer system manager, computer network manager, software engineer, Management Information Systems (MIS) manager, customer support engineer, computer sales representative, or educator and trainer in the field of computer applications. Programs at Algonquin College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided an Algonquin email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

Typical areas of study include computer games fundamentals, computer systems fundamentals, introduction to web design and development, programming (Java). In your second year, you will cover algorithms and data structures, computer games design, computer graphics, professional development. In your final year, you will study advanced computer graphics, advanced game development and a undertake a project.

Under the direction of engineer Dr. Paul Friedl, the Special Computer APL Machine Portable (SCAMP) personal computer prototype is developed at IBM’s Los Gatos and Palo Alto, California laboratories. IBM’s first personal computer, the system was designed to run the APL programming language in a compact, briefcase-like enclosure which comprised a keyboard, CRT display, and cassette tape storage. Friedl used the SCAMP prototype to gain approval within IBM to promote and develop IBM’s 5100 family of computers, including the most successful, the 5150, also known as the IBM Personal Computer (PC), introduced in 1981. From concept to finished system, SCAMP took only six months to develop.

Computers are the backbone of today’s era. Computing has become ubiquitous. With the rapid development in computer hardware and software technology and the application of the computer in almost all walks of life, computer education has become a need of hour. We, here at PCE- computer technology department, are fully geared to provide computer education to the students. The department has state-of-the-art laboratories, well qualified and experienced faculties and staff to cater to above requirements. Computer Technology department has a very vibrant students’ forum SCOoP which organizes co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for bringing out the hidden talents of students. The placement scenario of the Computer Technology students is also quite encouraging as students are placed in various prestigious organizations of IT sectorIn a nutshell, the department strives to create an ambiance that provides opportunities for all-round development of students to face the competitive world.

The B.S. in Computer Information Technology program requires a total of 120 units, including General Education requirements, major core courses and a 15-unit sequence of elective courses referred to below as the Domain Emphasis Package. To graduate, a student must complete a minimum of 18 residency units from the list of upper division required courses listed below in addition to all other institutional residency requirements.