St. Lawrence College

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Computer Programming and Analysis

St. Lawrence College

Faculty:Kingston campus
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; Online; Advanced
Field of Study:Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,044
International: $17,514
Careers:Software EngineerComputer ProgrammersVideo Game Programmers


The CPA program follows an experiential learning approach to education by offering courses that parallel the software development practices used in the modern workplace. Throughout the program CPA students apply concepts learned in the classroom to solve programming problems. They learn to work in project teams, in which they design, develop, and test larger-scale applications. After gaining programming and problem solving skills, students experience real-world work environments by participating in our third-year work placement program.

The CPA program is a three-year program in which students learn a wide variety of skills, ranging from basic programming practices, problem solving, software design, and application development. Students learn many programming languages, including C#, C++, PHP, mySQL, JavaScript, and Java, and are taught the skills to learn other new languages. Over the duration of the program students will learn to write programs for desktop, web, mobile, and mainframe platforms. We are one of a handful of colleges in North America offering mainframe courses in COBOL, CICS, JCL and TSO.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level. For OSSD equivalency options, see our Admission Requirements.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 78] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 29, 2022