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Advanced Diploma in Computer Programming and Analysis George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2024

Jan 2024, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 17841

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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36 months


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Program Overview

Today, few organizations make any significant plans without thoroughly understanding the Information Technology (IT) implications. IT professionals are a vital part of decision-making business teams. George Brown College answers this need with its three-year (six-semester) Computer Programmer Analyst program. The broad education in programming and IT analysis that it offers can provide you with a stable platform for career growth in the rapidly expanding and ever-changing world of information technology.

During the first two years of the program, you will develop the skills and techniques required for software application development and testing. The industry tells us they are looking for Computer Programmer Analysts with “the total package.” So the third year includes advanced technical skills in areas such as systems analysis and design techniques – and continues to develop communications, teamwork and other client service skills such as needs assessment, sales, and presentation methods.

George Brown offers other distinct advantages:

  • Students are involved in project-based and experiential learning.
  • In the third year, students are exposed to the fast-growing game development sector.
  • Students are also exposed to mobile application development using the latest mobile devices.

*If you enrol in January, you must complete semester 2 in the summer, May to August, in the same year.

Note: In this rapidly changing industry, program improvements are being made on an ongoing basis, which may result in course changes. Changes are made in consultation with our Program Advisory Committee, which is composed of academic staff and industry representatives from small, medium-sized and large corporations.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    • Identify, analyze, design, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
    • Diagnose, troubleshoot, document and monitor technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
    • Analyze, design, implement and maintain secure computing environments.
    • Analyze, develop and maintain robust computing system solutions through validation testing and industry best practices.
    • Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.
    • Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
    • Apply project management principles and tools when responding to requirements and monitoring projects within a computing environment.
    • Adhere to ethical, social media, legal, regulatory and economic requirements and/or principles in the development and management of the computing solutions and systems.
    • Investigate emerging trends to respond to technical challenges.
    • Gather, analyze and define software system specifications based on functional and non-functional requirements.
    • Design, develop, document, implement, maintain and test software systems by using industry standard software development methodologies based on defined specifications and existing technologies/frameworks.
    • Select and apply object-oriented and other design concepts and principles, as well as business requirements, to the software development process.
    • Gather requirements and model, design, implement, optimize, and maintain data storage solutions.
    • Integrate network communications into software solutions by adhering to protocol standards.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 56

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)
    • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or grade 12 (C or U)


6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 110

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12000 Per year

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