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.
“…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:
- 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
- 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.
T. 819-778-2270, Ext. 1280
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