5 Fears to enrolling in Computer Programmer

  1. Takes too long. Not true!  You will be done in two years of full-time studies, including the practical client and project work.
  2. High Cost.   No ongoing additional costs.  We add cutting edge collaborative technologies, provide the software you need to accomplish the program goals through no-cost-to-student subscriptions and investment in virtual technologies.  You bring your own laptop, which means you control the costs for your gear.
  3. Math.  If math isn’t your strong point never fear, the College has you covered.  If you want more help outside of the classroom, you can access group and peer tutoring through Student Success Services.  Also consider these numbers, a Computer Programmer is likely to see a starting salary of $40,000, and a salary of $60 - $90,000 as your expertise grows.
  4. Geeky.  You mean tech savvy!  You may think that Computer Programmer, requires higher than average intelligence.  While that would likely help, what is more important is the ability to follow instructions, and have the courage to ask for assistance.
  5. Stuck in a Computer Lab. You bring the lab! It will be your own laptop, with 24/7 access, control of when, where, and how long you will use it.

Notice not many jobs in the field is absent from the list?

Over the past two decades, computer programming has become one of the most sought after skills in Canadian business.  In March of 2011, the Canadian government released a report predicting that Canadian businesses will require more computer programmers and Information Technologists (IT) than ever before.

This report suggests that “between 2011 and 2016, Canadian employers will need to hire approximately 106,000 ICT workers. This is an annual hiring rate of around 17,700 persons. In light of the specialized skills and the mix of technical skills and business understanding that is sought by the majority of employers, these hiring requirements will pose serious and pervasive challenges.”

This challenge is your opportunity.  The Computer Programmer curriculum at Confederation College will help to propel you to the forefront of your industry, helping you to support the needs of these businesses in just 2 short years.  With support from our experienced faculty, you will be able to move on to other colleges and universities to improve your skills more and become the best programmer you can be.

We look forward to meeting with you.

Between 2011 and 2016, Canadian employers will
need to hire approximately 106,000 ICT workers. This
is an annual hiring rate of around 17,700 persons. In
light of the specialized skills and the mix of technical
skills and business understanding that is sought by the
majority of employers, these hiring requirements will
pose serious and pervasive challenges.