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Computer Programming and Analysis

AC Online

Faculty:Computers and Technology
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,114
International: $15,057

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.

Careers:Software EngineerComputer ProgrammersVideo Game Programmers


The three-year Computer Programming and Analysis Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you for a career in software development and systems analysis. The program specializes in information systems design, development and deployment. You develop sound coding and software testing principles and practices leveraging proven methodologies and industry standards to develop robust system solutions meeting stakeholder`s needs by bridging software development and the needs of the business world.

Use leading industry software and technology including object-oriented methodologies, database design, database administration, systems analysis and design, cybersecurity, quality assurance and testing, development operations as well as business and information technology to design, develop and deploy information systems.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Application Notes :

Applications for full-time programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements via:

60 Corporate Court

Guelph, Ontario N1G 5J3


Students currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school should contact their Guidance Office to apply. For all other applicants, applications are available online at A $95 fee applies.

International applicants please visit this link for application process information.

For further information on the admissions process, contact the Registrar's Office.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience

* 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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