Going back to school for computer programming
March 19, 2014 5:39 AM Subscribe
Barring any unexpected dream jobs arising in the meantime, I will be heading back to school in September for a 2 year college diploma program in 'computer programming'. What are the job prospects for this qualification? I am in Canada.
posted by torisaur to Work & Money (22 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Southwestern Ontario near what is more or less the Canadian version of Silicon Valley. This
is the program I will be enrolled in. My partner is in software development, but he has a degree from a prestigious Canadian university in the field, so his experience will likely be very different from mine.
I fully accept that I won't be working for Google or anything like that, but how attractive is a 2 year diploma to smaller tech companies? Or, how common is the attitude of 'If we can't hire the best in the field with the sexiest qualifications, we will hire no one at all.'?