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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Computer Programmer

Get on the fast track to a computer programming career.

Sheridan's Computer Programmer diploma program offers highly marketable skills in the field of information technology.

The most up-to-date curriculum

Sheridan's dedicated professors are constantly working to keep the program current within a rapidly changing industry. A practical applied approach is taken with an emphasis on individual programming skills including the mobile environment, communication skills, problem solving and teamwork.

Mobile computing

The applied approach is facilitated by an interactive classroom experience each student has their own personal laptop and the most current versions of industry standard computer programming software available through Sheridan. We offer a well-respected computer programming college credential that will give you many workplace options and pathways to further study.

Fast-track to a career

For students who want to fast track their studies or make a career change, the computer programmer diploma can be compressed into four (4) continuous terms of 14 weeks each (16 months total).

Additional information

Your studies will include courses in areas such as:

  • Web development and interface design using HTML5/CSS3/Javascript/PHP and more
  • Java, C#, XML and .NET
  • Database design and implementation (Oracle/MySQL)
  • Network communications and configurations
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Web-based application development for mobile smartphones
  • Communication skills
  • Operating systems
  • Project management

You'll work on your own laptop in a networked environment that provides round-the-clock access to all course materials from any location through Sheridan's Learning Management System.

Advanced Educational Options | Fast Track: After earning your computer programming diploma, you can enrol in the third year of Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst and obtain a three-year advanced diploma. Alternatively, graduates may apply to Sheridan's Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (BAISc) (Information Systems Security) program after completing a bridging program.

The Computer Programmer program is accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).

Computer Programming courses are held at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario and the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-Time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: PCOMP