Computing Science & Technology
Canada, and North America in general, are in the midst of a severe shortage of available computer and information technology specialists. Currently there are in excess of 20,000 Information Technology (IT) positions in Canada, and 250,000 jobs in the US which need to be filled. The current shortage is expected to continue until well into the first decade of the 21st century. Starting salaries are significantly above the average with experienced individuals commanding top dollar with virtually unlimited job opportunities. Most people in the computer industry indicate a high degree of job satisfaction.
GPRC offers a wide variety of courses: current areas of emphasis include computer graphics and image processing, digital hardware, robotics, data communications and networking. Training will be on IBM PC- compatible personal computers running on software platforms such as Windows and UNIX. Hardware facilities include dedicated circuit design and robotics lab, data communications/networking lab, as well as 6 general access PC computer labs.
The technical and programming skills that I have acquired through the Computing Systems technology program at Grande Prairie Regional College has proven to be of higher quality than any others that I have seen from other institutions with comparable programs.
CST Diploma Graduate
Third-year Athabasca University Student
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