The Computer Programmer (CPRO) program offers students the opportunity to study current trends in website development, computer programming, database design and development, mobile development, and web technologies. In addition, general education, business, and communication courses help students expand their organizational, project management, critical thinking and communication skills. Major coursework provides a hands-on environment allowing students to evaluate, design, and implement software applications for the three-tier client, server, and database environment.

The widespread use of computer technology in all spheres – from manufacturing, construction, education, health and financial industries means that Computer Programmers, often referred to as Software Developers, are the key people shaping the solutions of today and tomorrow.

Students study Microsoft C# and Oracle Java programming languages as well as the Oracle and IBM DB2 databases. Graduates have the ability to use problem solving and critical thinking skills to analyze business and industry requirements and design, develop and implement real life database-driven enterprise web applications.

Students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater will qualify for the CPRO co-op component that provides an opportunity to enhance the classroom learning in a real-world industry environment. Students that are not eligible for or unable to secure an approved co-op, must graduate from the non co-op stream (CPRN). Graduates are prepared for entry-level careers in software and database development. In addition, graduates have several options to continue their education through pathway agreements to university degree programs or college post-graduate certificate studies.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subjects of English and Math. The assessment(s) will determine proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates pursue a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities that are dynamic and challenging, offering a competitive rate of compensation. Courses in the program are part of rapidly emerging technologies that prepare graduates for careers as computer programmers, software developers, programmer analysts, mobile application developers, information systems specialists, web developers, client/server applications developers and support specialists. Graduates acquire sufficient foundation to allow them to advance in a variety of career paths appropriate to their interests and abilities.

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Educational Pathways

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