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Collaborative Online Bridging Program

College graduates can earn a Bachelor of Computer Science in as little 12 months by entering this innovative pathway program.

Are you looking for a pathway to a university degree in Computer Science that maximizes recognition of your prior learning? Are you completing a diploma program in a Computer Science related field and want to ladder to the next stage? You could earn a degree in as little as 12 months by entering this innovative pathway program.

Today’s society is living in a revolution powered by computers. The growth in the past decade in both computer technology and applications has been phenomenal. The demand for graduates with computer science degrees is high and is expected to remain high in the decades to come, despite the troubled economy. By earning a diploma and a degree in computer science, you are filling the need and high demand for computer scientists who have both theoretical and applied knowledge in today’s technologically advanced society. Plus, with a background in computer science, you have access to some of the highest starting salaries in today’s workplace.

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Program Highlights

The collaborative online Bridging Program was developed and is delivered by Northern College and Algoma University. This means students will be taught by both college and university faculty, contributing to a seamless transition from diploma to degree studies.

Students entering the Bridging Program in 2019 will take six courses beginning on April 22, 2019. All courses are fully online and students may complete the Bridging Program from any geographic location. Bridging Program students study full-time during the spring/summer months with the aim of receiving considerable advance standing upon their transition to the Bachelor of Computer Science program at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie.

Program Schedule
Discrete MathematicsApril 22 - May 31, 2019
Linear AlgebraMay 6 - June 14, 2019
Introduction to Computer Science IMay 6 - June 14, 2019
Introduction to Computer Science IIJune 12 - July 5, 2019
Data Structures IJuly 8 - August 2, 2019
Data Structures IIAugust 6 - August 30, 2019
How to Apply

Admission to the collaborative online Bridging Program is available to community college graduates of diplomas in fields related to Computer Science (Computer Engineering Technician, Computer Engineering Technologist, Computer Programmer, Network Administrator). To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Hold a recognized two- or three-year college diploma in a computer science-related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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Northern College students enrolled in or graduates of the Computer Engineering Technician program are eligible to apply through the Joint Admissions process.