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Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers

Other titles : animation programmer, application programmer, business application programmer, computer application programmer computer game developer, computer programmer, data processing programmer analyst (health and social services network), e-commerce (electronic commerce) software developer, electronic data processing (EDP) applications programmer, graphical user interface (GUI) developer, interactive media developer, interactive media programmer, Java programmer, mainframe systems programmer, multimedia developer, multimedia programmer, operating systems programmer, satellite scientific telecommunications programmer, software developer, special effects programmer, systems programmer, Web programmer


Description :

Computer programmers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for microcomputer and mainframe software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications software. Interactive media developers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for Internet applications, computer-based training software, computer games, film, video and other interactive media. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

Main duties :


Computer programmers

  • write, modify, integrate and test software code;
  • maintain existing computer programs by making modifications as required;
  • identify and communicate technical problems, processes and solutions;
  • prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software;
  • assist in the collection and documentation of user requirements;
  • assist in the development of logical and physical specifications;
  • may lead and co-ordinate teams of computer programmers;
  • may research and evaluate a variety of software products.

Interactive media developers

  • program animation software to predefined specifications for interactive CDs, DVDs, video game cartridges and Internet-based applications;
  • program special effects software for film and video applications;
  • write, modify, integrate and test software code for e-commerce and other Internet applications;
  • assist in the collection and documentation of user requirements;
  • assist in the development of logical and physical specifications;
  • may lead and co-ordinate teams of interactive media developers;
  • may research and evaluate a variety of interactive media software products.
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Estrie
  • Outaouais
  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Laurentides
  • Centre-du-Québec





Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives


Specialization A - Administrative Data Processing

By the end of the program, the programmer will be able to organize and use data; correct programs; analyze the features of the information systems of various companies with a view to developing computer-aided solutions; develop conceptual models using the structured approach; exploit the possibilities of a networked computing environment; create and use databases; make functional improvements to an application; ensure the quality of an application; use multimedia processing utilitiesprovide technical support and training to users; install an application; design and develop an application in a database and in a graphics environment; and to design and develop a hypermedia application within internal and global networks.

Specialization B - Industrial Data Processing

By the end of the program the student will be qualified to analyze an industrial production environment; analyze the potential of an industrial peripheral; organize and store the data of an industrial system; create a communications link between an industrial system's hardware and software; develop a data transfer interface between industrial applications; develop an industrial application; conduct integration and stress tests; analyze an industrial system; diagnose and resolve the performance problems of an industrial system; develop and deliver an application suite for an industrial system.

Specialization C - Network Management

By the end of the program, the student will be qualified to use an algorighmic approach; analyse the architecture of a computer network; choose hardware; optimize teh functionalities of an operating system on a computer; ensure the security of a computer network's hardware and software; manage a computer population; manage a computer network; choose software; manage their time and ensure the quality of their work; provide technical support to network users; ensure the evolution of the computer network; diagnose and resolve network problems; set up a server; set up Internet-related technologies and services; plan the installation of a computer network; install a computer network; manage a computer network.

Where this program is available




 (Training program available in French only)

Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives

Le programme vise à former des personnes aptes à exercer la profession de technicienne/technicien en intégration multimédia. L'intégratrice multimédia ou l'intégrateur multimédia intervient tout au long du processus de production des applications multimédias. Son travail consiste principalement à assembler et à intégrer les éléments de contenus (textes, images, animations, vidéo, son) d'applications multimédias en ligne ou sur support et à procéder au codage de l'interactivité.

En plus d'assurer l'acquisition de connaissances particulières à la production de divers types d'applications multimédias en ligne et sur support, ce programme assure le développement d'une culture générale et d'une formation de base relative au design graphique, à la recherche et à l'information, aux techniques de programmation, à la vidéo, à la production sonore, aux animations 2D et 3D ainsi qu'aux méthodes d'analyse et de contrôle de la qualité

Where this program is available




  • Computer and computer manufacturing engineering
  • Computer sciences
  • Electrical, electronic, and communications engineering