Co-op is a real-world job search process requiring students to apply, interview, and earn jobs rather than being placed by the College. In the term prior to the cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term, students are required to independently complete online modules that assist with resume and cover letter writing, and interview technique preparation. Students must actively conduct a self-directed job search and are responsible to secure approved program related paid co-op employment. Students compete for co-op positions alongside students from Algonquin and other Canadian and international colleges and universities. Algonquin College`s Co-op Office provides assistance in developing co-op opportunities and facilitates the overall process but does not guarantee that a student will obtain employment in a cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term. Co-op employment opportunities requiring relocation may be considered, and are subject to departmental approval with the understanding that all associated expenses are incurred by students ., travel, work permits/visa applications, accommodation, etc.
ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming
contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students. This year,
our 39th year of continuous operation, over 200 teams in the United
States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia are participating. ACSL
is on the approved activities list of the National Association
of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). ACSL is also an institutional
member of the Computer Science Teachers Association.
From smartphones to autonomous vehicle, computer science is at the heart of it all. Computer science is an essential part of nearly every industry today and employment opportunities for graduates with these skills show no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Our computer science program is designed with guidance from industry professionals and is constantly being updated to keep up with advances in technology. Students in this program can focus their area of study in computer programming, database technologies, or mobile application software engineering.