The Computer ScienceTechnology program teaches its students skills in the following areas of computing: computer programming, applications, problem solving, security, database design, cloud computing, networking, game programming, programming for connected objects, technical support. Along with the skills presented above, the program also teaches students communication skills, and job preparation skills.
TECHNOLOGIES IN TUNE WITH INDUSTRY NEEDS
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…
- You are passionate about finding unique and creative solutions to challenging and intriguing problems.
- You commit to reaching your goal in all types of projects.
- You are detail oriented.
WHERE COMPUTER SCIENCE CAN TAKE YOU!
Computer Science Technology graduates are sought out by employers in today’s rapidly evolving business world. They find employment in business environments of all sizes. They can be hired as software developers/designers, network administrators, webmasters (programming, administration, and e-commerce) and technical support providers. Our graduates can also choose to pursue their studies at university. Students needing additional prerequisites for admission to university may be able to add these courses to their course selection after discussing their plans with an academic advisor.
Students who are planning to enroll in the Concordia Computer Science program or the Software Engineering program may be granted up to 13 credits of equivalencies. To receive equivalencies from Concordia, students must provide the official John Abbott course outlines at registration.
John Abbott also has an agreement with Bishop’s University that grants Computer Science students exemptions from specific prerequisite courses. Click here to view the agreement.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE JOB MARKET
All third-year Computer Science students are introduced to the job market and gain invaluable work experience through fieldwork. In their sixth semester, students work three days a week in local companies.
Our goal is to train qualified individuals who will:
- build IT systems
- maintain and enhance existing software
- develop and administer websites and networks
- provide technical support and training to users
ENTERING THE JOB MARKET
More than 85% of students entering the job market find employment. Often students are faced with the dilemma of having to forfeit a good job in order to go to university. Average starting
salaries for new graduates vary between $19 – $22/hour. Some employers offered as high as $60,000/year. There are more jobs available than graduates.
FACILITIES IN TUNE WITH STUDENT NEEDS
The Computer Science Department maintains four laboratories of modern computer hardware and software for the teaching of the most up-to-date technologies.
During the 3-year program, you will take General Education courses, as well as the following core courses. For the complete list, please view the Courses by program
You can submit your job stage/internship offers for this program through the following link: click here
CEGEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics, Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology, Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education.
OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics.
OR Applicants who have not studied in Québec must have education deemed equivalent by the College.
This program has specific prerequisites.
- Sec. V Mathematics Cultural, Social and Technical Option
- Sec. IV Mathematics Technical & Scientific Option or Sec. IV Mathematics Science Option
HOW DO I APPLY:
John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service.
The application deadline is March 1 (Fall semester). Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.
Program start: Fall
- Complete the online application at admission.sram.qc.ca
- Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number: 420.B0
- If applicable, mail in photocopies of all required documents and the application fee.
514-457-6610 x5361, 5355 & 5358
COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
STUDENT FOR A DAY
We welcome and encourage interested students to be a Student for a Day. The student will do the following:
- Meet with Computer Science teachers
- Get a tour of the department and our modern labs, updated yearly.
- Discover our state of the art software and hardware
- Sit in on an actual class or lab
- Speak with current students and see their work
- Have the opportunity to ask any questions
Follow this link to begin this process: Student for a Day Program