Video Game Programmers

(NOC 2174)


These requirments are for computer programmers in general.

You usually need either a bachelor's degree in computer science or in another field with a significant programming component such as mathematics, commerce or business administration or a college program in computer science.

If you wish to specialize in commercial or engineering and scientific applications, you must take specific college or university courses or obtain experience in those applications.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to be come a programmer analyst or a computer systems analyst.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Project management
Team project work
Proposal writing
Financial management
Business operations

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer-related courses

Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science Bachelor; Honours
Computer Game Development Bachelor; Honours
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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Programmer Diploma
Game Programming Diploma; Advanced
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Computer Science Bachelor; Honours
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Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science (BA) Bachelor
Computer Science (BA) Bachelor; Co-op
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Modified on May 20, 2012