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IT Programming

IT Programming

Gain the skills to write code for a variety of software solutions.

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Start Date:
September
Typical Length:
2 Years
Credential:
Diploma
Tuition:
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
 
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
Locations:
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Availability
COGS • Lawrencetown Full time • In-class Seats available
Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax Full time • In-class Waitlist
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class Seats available

Overview

If you have an interest in application development and programming, and you want to both make things and make them work well, IT Programming is for you.

In this program, you learn to create software solutions, write effective code and follow established coding and design standards.

Throughout your studies, you work as part of a team as well as independently. You're also trained to liaise with clients who have non-technical backgrounds.

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • This program is eligible for an optional cooperative education (co-op) credit course between year one and two.
  • Co-op provides an opportunity for paid, full-time work placements that last 12 to 16 weeks.
  • Our co-op program follows Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) guidelines.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Career options

Graduates of this program could work in the following positions:

  • Programmer (application developer)
  • Software tester
  • Quality control specialist
  • Entry-level business analyst

Choose NSCC

  • You benefit from expert faculty who bring years of industry experience to the classroom.
  • Courses are designed to give you a well-rounded experience that parallels industry workplaces.
  • You gain practical experience and apply your skills during work terms.
  • You graduate with a portfolio that captures your skills and achievements – a definite asset in a competitive job market.
  • Continue your studies at university – This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more

Other info

  • It's recommended you have a Grade 12 math credit, but this is not a requirement for admission to the program.

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
APPD 1001   User Interface Design and Development
COMM 1700   Professional Practices for IT I
COMM 2700   Professional Practices for IT II
COMM 3700   Professional Practices for IT III
COMM 4700   Professional Practices for IT IV
DBAS 1007   Data Fundamentals
INET 2005   Web Application Programming I
INFT 2100   Project Management
INFT 3000   Capstone
INFT 4100   Work Experience
MOBI 3002   Mobile Application Development - Android
NETW 1700   Introduction to Networking and Security
OSYS 1000   Operating Systems - Linux
OSYS 1200   Introduction to Windows Administration
PROG 1400   Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
PROG 1700   Logic and Programming I
PROG 2007   Programming II
PROG 2100   Programming C++
PROG 2200   Advanced OOP
PROG 2400   Data Structures
PROG 2500   Windows Programming C#
SAAD 1001   Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design (AD)
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
WEBD 1000   Website Development