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what course should i take in college

Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:12 PM

hi so i want to be a software developer and i have been learning c++ for a couple of months now through books and online tutorials. now im ready to go to collage.and the collage i will be going to is SAIT polytechnic. but im stuck between these two courses which now should i take.

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Information Technology:
http://www.sait.ca/p...se-overview.php
Program Outline:
http://www.sait.ca/p...ram-outline.php

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Object Oriented Software Developer:
http://www.sait.ca/p...se-overview.php
Program Outline:
http://www.sait.ca/p...ram-outline.php


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Re: what course should i take in college

Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:51 PM

if you want to program the second one seems a bit more focused on that
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Re: what course should i take in college

Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:06 AM

It is a pretty cut and dry process - one has a networking and hardware bend, and the other is all software focused. Seems pretty straightforward.
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Re: what course should i take in college

Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:11 AM

hmm networking or programming courses if you want to be a programmer----
I will go with um maybe Programming...
you can always take the networking as an elective
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Re: what course should i take in college

Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:32 AM

Programming is fundamentally about problem solving, and requires an ability to evaluate a number of good options to pick the a best one. Start practicing now.
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Re: what course should i take in college

Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:03 AM

Personally I would go with the second one hands down. Then again, I've never been to Collage, just College :smartass:

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Re: what course should i take in college

Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:03 AM

I would also like to point out that from looking at the programs, the first one is an actual degree track, while the second one is just a certification. So really it's comparing apples and oranges. I'd say go for the first one and take the development track.

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Re: what course should i take in college

Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:10 PM

i looked at SAIT (yes i live in Calgary!) and applied. i have a bad experience with them. first of all, they allowed me to apply for a semester that was already full and more students were not being considered, without even telling me. there went $200. secondly, their programs (atleast when i looked at them) have like... no math. at all. the school i'm going to online goes up to Calc III and even has better programming classes than SAIT. i think math is pretty much essential for being successful in programming. maybe look around a bit more? i think U of C had a better program, if i recall correctly.
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