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Computer Information Systems – Distance Program

In this program, you will learn how to analyze, design, and develop information systems, e-commerce sites and mobile apps. You will work in desktop, service, Internet/intranet and networked environments. Courses include object-oriented programming, web application development, Internet programming, and network communications. You will also participate in on the job training.

This flexible distance program allows you to access all the same learning tools of the full-time program on a part-time basis, perfect if you are working and looking to upgrade your skills for a career change or to meet requirements in your current job.

In the distance program, you’ll have 15 weeks to complete each course in the program working alongside the full-time students, ensuring you have the benefit of communicating with your fellow students and the instructors.

You may register for up to three courses per semester. If you want to register for more than three, you will need approval from the program faculty.


Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 15 weeks per course
Location: Online
Credential Issued: Diploma, Computer Programmer/Analyst
Minimum passing grade per course:

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The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 2174.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12* academic or equivalent
  • Grade 11 or 12 academic math
  • Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

NOTE: Training or experience in the use of computers such as keyboarding, desktop application software and operating system(s) is strongly recommended.

*If you do not meet the academic requirements, you can still apply. Contact Admissions about the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES).


Tuition & Fees

18 Courses $483/course $90 Grad Fee
Books $100/course $500
Equipment $1,600 *The cost of the equipment may vary depending on the need to purchase/upgrade a computer and internet connection.

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Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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