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  • 2. 3 COMPUTER CAREERS1. Software engineer2. Systems Analyst3. Network Security Specialist
  • 3. CAREER #1 SOFTWARE ENGINEER Job Description Develops information systems by developing, designing, and installing software solutions for customers apply the principles of computer science and mathematics to the design, development, & evaluation of the software and systems that make computers work. be involved in the design and development of many types of software which convert programs to machine language for execution on a computer.
  • 4. EDUCATION REQUIREDA high school diplomaUniversity degree (typically at least a bachelor’s/major in computer engineering, computer scienceor electrical engineering)
  • 5. OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS understanding of particular computer hardware architecture experience designing, coding and testing software familiarity with software test procedures or scripts knowledge of programming languages (i.e. C++) strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • 6. POST-SECONDARY OPPORTUNITY Bcomp (Software Engineering) at University of GuelphAt the University of Guelph, Software Engineering is an independent,interdisciplinary program supported by both the Faculty ofMathematics and the Faculty of Engineering. Graduates of thisprogram will earn a Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) degree.
  • 7. DETAILSHigh school requirements ENG4U, MCV4U, four additional 4U/M credits Grade Range : 76-80% averageUndergraduate studies Tuition costs (approx.) : $18,402 per calendar year Length of program: 4 years
  • 8. CAREER #2 SY STEMS ANALY ST Job Description Computer systems analysts study an organizations current computer systems and procedures and make recommendations to management to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. elect the most optimal hardware, software, internet and networking tools that will accomplish business goals
  • 9. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSA high school diplomaUniversity/college degreemasters in business administration and/orbachelors degree in a technical field
  • 10. SKILLS REQUIRED Analytical skills ( interpret complex information from varioussources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on aproject) Communication skills (go-between with management and the ITdepartment) Creativity (find innovative solutions to computer problems)
  • 11. POST-SECONDARY OPPORTUNITYBBA/BCs BBA Business Administration (WLU) and BCSComputer Science (Waterloo) Double DegreeDescription: Both computer science and business administration degrees are highly valued in today’s information-rich society. In just 5 years, each a co-op bachelor or Computer Science from Waterloo and a Bachelor of Business from WLU.
  • 12. DETAILS OF PROGRAMHigh School Requirements: Grade Range: Low to mid-90s Ontario Secondary School Prerequisites • One of ENG4U, EWC4U or ETS4U at 75%; MHF4U at 85%; MCV4U at 85% approximate annual cost of tuition ($17, 960- $28, 420) Length of program: 5 years
  • 13. CAREER #3 SY STEMS ANALY ST Network Security Specialist monitor computer networks for security threats or unauthorized users. They may identify compromised machines and report on security measures taken to address threats. analyze security risks and develop response procedures
  • 14. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHigh school diplomauniversity/college degreebachelors degree in a computer-related field • computer science, information technology and management information systems
  • 15. OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED Knowledge of business processes Teamwork skills Experience in a computer careers such as networking, databasemanagement, or web development
  • 16. POST SECONDARY OPPORTUNITY Information Technology program (ITEC) at York University The ITEC program prepares you to work at the interface betweenpeople and computer technologies - a "users advocate" who can design,implement, customize and manage technologies to server their users. Inaddition, the Information Technology professional is an important part ofthe organization he/she is involved in. The effective management ofinformation systems is a vital part of every organizations strategicresponse to todays competitive environment
  • 17. DETAILS OF PROGRAMHigh School Requirements: Grade Range: Low 80’s Ontario Secondary School Prerequisites • ENG4U, MCV4U , 2 of SB14U, SCH4U, SPH4U, SES4U, ICS4U, TEJ4M approximate annual cost of tuition ($12, 928-$18, 473 ) Length of program: 4 years
  • 18. THE ENDWorks cited: "Computer Careers, Jobs and Training Information - |" Career Information and Job Search | N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013. "Computer Careers Review 2013 | Careers Overview | IT Jobs | Computer Jobs - TopTenREVIEWS." Computer Careers Review 2013 | Careers Overview | IT Jobs | Computer Jobs - TopTenREVIEWS. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013. <http://computer->. 