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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 taken include object oriented programming, web application development, Internet programming, and network communications. You will also complete an on the job training placement.

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.

*Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for this program are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) may be used as a consideration of acceptance.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

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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