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IT Programming

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

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Start Date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Credential:
Diploma
Locations:
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
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 Waitlist
Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax Full time • In-class Waitlist This program location has a multi-year waitlist. Contact Admissions for more information.
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class Waitlist

Program Overview

You have an interest in the use of application development and programming tools – you want to make things and make things work. Graduates are capable of liaising with non-technical users, as well as creating software solutions, both as part of a team and independently. Graduates possess an ability to "think outside of the box" enabling you to analyze problems, design software solutions and write code that is effective, efficient and creative, while following established design and coding standards.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the admission requirements for this specific IT program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the academic requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.
    • The first year of each IT program is not interchangeable. For example, completion of year-one IT Programming does not qualify for Advanced Standing in year-two IT Data Analytics. Year 1 learning outcomes must be met in full to achieve Advanced Standing.

Choose NSCC

  • Benefit from expert faculty who bring years of experience to the classroom and prepare you with current and relevant IT skills.
  • Learn the practices and technologies that employers need. Courses are designed to give you a well-rounded experience that parallels industry workplaces and our programs are designed with the input of industry leaders.
  • Gain practical experience and apply your skills to IT projects during your work term.
  • Build a portfolio to capture 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.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program could work in the following positions:

  • Programmer (Application Developer)
  • Software Tester
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Entry level business analyst

Other Info

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) in a field related to your program between your first and second year.
  • It is recommended that applicants 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

Additional Graduation Requirements

Milestone
Portfolio Development

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