Our labs are equipped with high-end workstations with large monitors for each student, so you do not need to bring a device to school.
We recommend that you have a computer available at home for completing homework. The software used in the program is available to you for home use at no cost.
You must meet the following conditions in order to participate in a co-op placement:
You do not need to find your own co-op job, but you can find your own if you would like to. The program has many employers who come directly to The College to hire students. As a co-op student, we will help you with writing a resume, cover letter, and preparing for interviews. First year students typically work as a technical support agent, which is a good introduction to the workplace. Second year students typically work as programmers, with some opportunities to work as database administrators and systems analysts.
Each co-op work placement is a paid job. The salary ranges between $14- $22 per hour and a typical work week is 37.5 hours. First-year students work for approximately 12 weeks in the summer after first year and second-year students work for approximately 15 weeks in the summer after second year.
There is a $70 fee per co-op work term for students participating in the co-op program.
It is difficult, but not impossible, to take the program part-time while working. It can be considered only if there is flexibility in your work schedule. Classes are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday – Friday with no evening or weekend classes. There is only one section for each Computer Science course, which means that you must take the course during the timeslot that it is offered in.
There is a maximum of 40 students in the theory portion of a course and a maximum of 24 students in the lab portion of a course. These small class sizes allow for individual attention from the teacher and a dynamic classroom environment.
Yes! We have regular pizza lunches with various themes throughout the year. There is also an annual holiday party and an end of year BBQ with fun activities. The students also put on two events per year, such as a games night.
Yes. In third year, you have the option to take Calculus I and Calculus II, which are required for admission into many universities. Universities have different entrance requirements, so please consult the corresponding university for specifics. Depending on the university, students may receive up to 13 credits of equivalencies.
This program is well-suited for you if you: