New Computer Programming and Information Technology Certificate Program for Portage College
July 6, 2023

Portage College has launched the Computer Programming and Information Technology (IT) Certificate program for the Fall 2023 term. This new program will equip students with the skills and knowledge required in the rapidly evolving world of computer science and prepare students for this in-demand industry.

As technology continues to reshape industries and drive innovation, the demand for skilled programmers and IT professionals has soared. Recognizing this growing need, Portage College has developed a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of relevant topics. Students will learn to work with the most widely used and in-demand programming languages, while also developing skills in areas such as computer networking and systems analysis.

Portage College's commitment to individualized attention sets this program apart. With small class sizes and personalized support, students receive the guidance and mentorship they need to pursue employment. Portage embodies a collaborative learning environment, encouraging students to work together on group projects and share ideas.

"With our growing economy across Alberta, we are hearing and seeing a consistent need for IT professionals across all sectors. Alberta is becoming more connected now than ever before, and IT professionals are critical to supporting and expanding our economic growth. We have been hearing from many local employers who are needing to go outside of the province and country to find qualified workers, and are so pleased to have a program right here in rural Alberta that can provide these training opportunities." Said Donald Moore, Dean of Education, Arts and Culture, University Studies, Trades and Technology and Continuing Education.

Graduates will be equipped with a valuable skill set that opens doors to a multitude of career opportunities such as network administration and database management. Students can also continue on in their studies through one of our many partnering institutions.

Portage College's Computer Programming and Information Technology Certificate program is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a rewarding career. With its comprehensive curriculum and commitment to individual success, Portage College is empowering students to become leaders in the world of computer programming and information technology.

Prospective students interested in this exciting program can find detailed information on the Portage College website at computer sciences.

For more information about the Computer Programming and Information Technology Certificate program, contact:

Emily Steele, Marketing Supervisor/Team Lead780-623-5654 or email

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We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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