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Computer Science

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Science and Technology
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Computer Science
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,084
International: $24,446

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies (Note: Books and supply costs vary depending on course load and course type): $1,300.00

Careers:Software EngineerCloud EngineersComputer Programmers

Description:

This program is designed to prepare students for a career as a computer programmer/programmer analyst. The program emphasizes programming skills, program design techniques as well as database and systems analysis skills. The program includes electives, and recommends students take business courses that will be of use in the computing industry. The program is designed in accordance with the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) accreditation standards.

Students who complete the diploma program will be able to complete VIU's Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer Science with an additional two years of full-time study.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics 
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [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.

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