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Computer Programmer at Alpha International

Available at: Alpha International Academy (Toronto)


The Computer Programmer program provides hands-on experience in developing computer programs to satisfy business requirements. Graduates are well trained for a career as a programmer.  Learning takes place in both classrooms and computer labs. Faculty bring a wealth of real world experiences to the classroom. Our courses are constantly evolving to meet the needs of local employers. This program is well-suited to people who are interested in computers, but not math, physics or electronics.


Occupational Areas

Graduates of Computer Programmer Programs have honed their abilities, acquiring the expertise to develop, test, and deploy program code. As such, graduates are able to work individually or as part of a team to gather business requirements and support the recommendations for the improvement or automation of organizational workflow that correspond to the day-to-day requirements of individuals and organizations. From customizing software installations to performing routine maintenance of a database, graduates work in a broad range of employment settings in a variety of sectors in both large and small organizations.

Program Highlights

Programs offer flexible intakes, with classes beginning in January, May, or September. Lessons are designed to combine theory with practical experience, and studying at Alpha provides a metropolitan experience to international students. In addition to easy access to highly qualified faculty and dedicated staff, small class sizes ensure a supportive and social community for all students.

Additional benefits include studying in a city and environment that is rich with cultural diversity, multiple job options upon graduation, and access to the wealth of conveniences and culture that Toronto has to offer. Alpha also offers flexible instruction hours and affordable tuition fees with convenient payment options to cater to student’s financial needs.

Visit the Alpha International Academy website for more information:

Program Name

Computer Programmer at Alpha International

Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)

Alpha International Academy (Toronto)

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Fees for this program are set by Alpha International Academy and are available by contacting them at  or visit their website at: .

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2018-19

Semester 1
COMM 004 Business Technical Writing
COMP 203 Introduction to Networking Concepts
COMP 205 Web Development
COMP 1100 Introduction to C++ Programming
COMP 1111 Introduction to Databases
MATH 8 Intro Computer Mathematics

Semester 2
COMP 30 PC Hardware & Software
COMP 60 GUI Application with C#.Net
COMP 211 Program Design
COMP 1200 C++ Programming
General Education Elective (1)

Semester 3
COMP 66 Scripting Procedures
COMP 67 Application, Installation and Support
COMP 68 Linux Admin and O/S Virtualization
COMP 223 Computer Networking Design and Implementation
COMP 230 Intermediate PC Hardware
COMP 1081 Systems (Linux, z/OS, TSO/ISPF, and Mainframe Introduction)
GENE 60 Contemporary Topics in the Workplace

Semester 4
COMP 32 Introduction to Game Programming
COMP 52 JCL & Utilities
COMP 220 PHP Programming
COMP 251 Advanced COBOL Programming
COMP 305 Java App. Programming
QUAL 200 Quality Assurance and Management

Admission Requirements

Equivalent of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits), or mature student status. Graduates of a system based on the British model will need a General Certificate of Education with no less than “D” or “4” in five academic subjects.

If you enter St. Lawrence College with credits from other post-secondary institutions you may be eligible for advanced credit. Under a Prior Learning Assessment Review (PLAR), students may also be granted course equivalency if they have worked extensively in a particular field.

Applicants must submit transcripts verifying previous academic qualifications and experience from recognized institutions. All documentation must be submitted in English.

Applicants must be fluent enough in English to understand the instructors and technical language used during each course. An acceptable score on an English proficiency test is required to be considered for admission:

TOEFL – A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test
IELTS – Required score of 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each section
CAEL – Overall score of 60 is required for admission


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.


    I attended SLC when my youngest child started kindergarten. I was terrified at first but after meeting the professors and beginning classes I realized that I belonged there. SLC helped me to discover such a love for learning that I went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at another institution—and I hope to continue my education beyond even that.

    Jennifer Hutton

    Program Contact

    Alpha International

    Admissions Information

    Alpha International

    Additional Information

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