Career Programs

Computer Science Technology


The Computer Science Technology program teaches its students skills in the following areas of computing: computer programming, applications, problem solving, security, database design, cloud computing, networking, game programming, programming for connected objects, technical support. Along with the skills presented above, the program also teaches students communication skills, and job preparation skills.

Technologies in tune with industry needs

Computer Science students are taught a wide array of software and technologies including: C#, Java, PHP, ASP.NET, SQL Server, MySQL, Azure, AWS, Office365, Windows Server, Linux, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, Mobile Development (iOS, Android), and many more. This will enable them to meet and often surpass industry standards.

This program is for you if…

  • You are passionate about finding unique and creative solutions to challenging and intriguing problems.
  • You commit to reaching your goal in all types of projects.
  • You are detail oriented.

Québec Perspective Scholarship

Students in this program are eligible to receive a Québec Perspective Scholarship if they meet all the criteria. Click here for more details Québec Perspective Scholarship Program | Gouvernement du Québec (

Where Computer Science can take you!

Computer Science Technology graduates are sought out by employers in today’s rapidly evolving business world. They find employment in business environments of all sizes. They can be hired as software developers/designers, network administrators, webmasters (programming, administration, and e-commerce) and technical support providers. Our graduates can also choose to pursue their studies at university. Students needing additional prerequisites for admission to university may be able to add these courses to their course selection after discussing their plans with an academic advisor.


The College currently has agreements with several universities that offer JAC students faster paths to obtaining an undergraduate degree.  Click here for details.


“My John Abbott education laid the foundation to be successful in a field I’m passionate about, enabling a rewarding career.”
— Eric Wand, Alumnus 2001

“Upon completing my studies at John Abbott College, I was given the knowledge I needed to immediately enter the workforce. I now very happily work full-time as a software developer where I create the interfaces for flight simulators.”
— Sarah Prillo, Alumna 2021

An introduction to the job market

All third-year Computer Science students are introduced to the job market and gain invaluable work experience through fieldwork. In their sixth semester, students work three days a week in local companies.

Our goal is to train qualified individuals who will:

  • build IT systems
  • maintain and enhance existing software
  • develop and administer websites and networks
  • provide technical support and training to users

Entering the job market

More than 85% of students entering the job market find employment. Often students are faced with the dilemma of having to forfeit a good job in order to go to university. Average starting salaries for new graduates vary between $19 – $22/hour. Some employers offered as high as $60,000/year. There are more jobs available than graduates.

Facilities in tune with student needs

The Computer Science Department maintains four laboratories of modern computer hardware and software for the teaching of the most up-to-date technologies.


You can submit your job stage/internship offers for this program through the following link: click here


Admission Requirements

CEGEP Requirements

A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
  • Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
  • Secondary 5 Second Language
  • Secondary 4 Mathematics
  • Secondary 4 Science and Technology
    OR Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology
  • Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education

Program Prerequisites

This program has a specific prerequisite.

Sec. V Mathematics Cultural, Social and Technical Option
Sec. IV Mathematics Technical & Scientific Option or Sec. IV Mathematics Science Option

OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
  • Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
  • Secondary 5 Second Language
  • Secondary 4 Mathematics

Please Note

Applicants who have not studied in Québec must have education deemed equivalent by the College.

How To Apply

John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service.

The application deadline is March 1.

Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.


Program start: Fall


To apply:

  • Complete the online SRAM application
  • Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number: 420.B0
  • Upload any necessary documents directly to your online SRAM application

Students whose prerequisites are more than five years old should contact the Admissions Office.

Admissions Office
514-457-6610 x5358, 5355 & 5361

Computer Science Department
514-457-6610 x5998

Student for a Day Program

You are interested in John Abbott College and would like spend a few hours on campus?

Please follow this link to fill out the form Student for a day, and someone will contact you to set up a time for you to come to JAC and discover our campus.

During the tour, you will visit our newly renovated library, our sports facilities, the campus store, the cafeteria, etc. You will also be shown all the services offered on “Main Street”. If you have questions about application and programs, you can speak to someone in Admissions.

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