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ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE, KINGSTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Kingston, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  7891Enrollment

Advanced Diploma (Computer Programming and Analysis)

 3 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

$ 12,549 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • St. Lawrence College offers an Advanced Diploma in Computer Programming and Analysis for a duration of 3 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The CPA program follows an experiential learning approach to education by offering courses that parallel the software development practices used in the modern workplace.
  • Students learn to work in project teams, in which they design, develop, and test larger-scale applications.
  • After gaining programming and problem-solving skills, students experience real-world work environments by participating in our third-year work placement program.
  • Students learn many programming languages, including C#, C++, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and Java.
  • Students also learn to write programs for desktop, web, mobile, and mainframe platforms.
  • Most courses have 3 tests and 3 assignments throughout the semester and students should expect to spend up to 18 hours per week on homework.
  • In the 3rd  year, students spend 2 days per week on the job in an IT business environment. Many students are employed by their work placement during the summer months preceding the third year. This gives 1-year work experience on their resume at graduation.
  • St. Lawrence College is one of a handful of colleges in North America offering mainframe courses in COBOL, CICS, JCL, and TSO.
  • Graduates of the CPA program can turn their advanced diploma into a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Software Development Degree in 1 academic year (2 semesters) in Ireland at the Institute of Technology Tralee.
  • A career as a Computer Programmer Analyst can provide students with exciting and rewarding work in areas such as computer programming, web development, systems development, data modeling, quality assurance, mobile computing, web services, and database administration.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 39,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration3 years
Fees$ 41,053 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttp://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/programs-and-courses/full-time/programs/a_m/computer-programmer-a...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U, or M level including the following prerequisites:
    • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
    • Grade 11 Math at the C or U level.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The students must have completed 10th and intermediate i.e 12th grade which has the minimum with 60% marks.
  • The minimum qualification required to attend this program is a higher secondary school certificate.
  • Copies of original documents should be attested by the educational institution.
  • School Record of Diploma/Degree certificate Mark sheets for each year of study is required.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Official Transcript: Submit copies of an official transcript from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Official Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
  • Personal Statement: This is a short statement (approximately one page) that details the reason for pursuing graduate studies with this department and their research interests.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year.


Scores Required

6.0 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

78 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

55 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$12549$12509$12509
Books and supplies$600$600$600
Other fees$562$562$562
Total fees$13711$13671$13671

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 5,617
Meal$ 1,275

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photographs)
    • Valid Passport
    • Official SFU Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

The Work-Study Program allows students to take part in research-based projects. Students may work on-campus and off-campus. Students can only start working in Canada when they start their study program. There are no restrictions on the number of hours students can work on campus in addition to working off-campus.

  • During regular school semesters, students can work up to 20 hours.
  • During scheduled breaks in their school year, like during winter and summer holidays, they can work full-time.
  • Students can’t work during a break that comes before the student start their very first school semester.
  • If their program doesn’t have scheduled academic breaks, students can’t work more than 20 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Software application developer
  • Web developer
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Software quality assurance (QA) engineer
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Computer programmer


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