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.
EDUCATION REQUIREDA high school diplomaUniversity degree (typically at least a bachelor’s/major in computer engineering, computer scienceor electrical engineering)
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
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.
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
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
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSA high school diplomaUniversity/college degreemasters in business administration and/orbachelors degree in a technical field
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)
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.
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
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
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHigh school diplomauniversity/college degreebachelors degree in a computer-related field • computer science, information technology and management information systems
OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED Knowledge of business processes Teamwork skills Experience in a computer careers such as networking, databasemanagement, or web development
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
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
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