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Co-op Programs  

Computer Science

The Computer Science Co-op program at Heritage College is a three-year, career program designed to train students to become information systems professionals in business, industry and the public sector. The program was founded in 1981 and the Co-op option has been available since 1997.

The objective of the Computer Science program is to educate the student to become an entry-level programmer/analyst who is able to develop, implement and maintain information systems in stand-alone and networked (including web-based) environments on a range of current platforms using modern tools and technologies. A strong academic and practical curriculum encourages lifelong learning.

Computer Science offers both first and second year co-op placements during the summer work term. Third year students may also be available to work one day per week during the fall and winter work terms.

Students who participate in a co-op work term are able to work with a variety of languages, tools, techniques, and environments.

Employer Testimonials

“…he will be very successful in his chosen career path…”
              – Canadian Food Inspection Agency

“…his work is excellent…”
              – Environment Canada

Student Skills and Competencies

Skills of first year students:

  • Java
  • Dreamweaver CS4, Javascript and Javascript libraries (jQuery and Dojo), XHTML, CSS
  • Windows XP™, Windows 7, Linux, Windows batch scripting, shell scripting
  • Hardware/software installation/troubleshooting
  • Web site design, Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft Office

Additional skills of second year students:

  • VB.NET and ASP.NET using .NET Framework 4.0
  • JSP/Servlets
  • PHP
  • Oracle SQL & PL/SQL
  • UML, Process & Data Models
  • Object Oriented Design
  • User Interface design

For more information about this program, consult the program Web site.

Contact Information

Alain Beauparlant
Co-op Coordinator
T. 819-778-2270, Ext. 1280
F. 819-778-7364


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