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Computer programmers and interactive media developers

In an era where interactive media only continues to grow, become a coding expert and work on applications, websites, video games and much, much more.

 
Average salary32$ / hour
 

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.

Profile(s)

  • Conventional
  • Investigative
  • Realistic

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

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.

Training

UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Computer science

To register for Computer science:

Software, computer or computer construction engineering

To register for Software, computer or computer construction engineering:

Electrical, electronic, and communications engineering

To register for Electrical, electronic, and communications engineering:

Graphic arts

To register for Graphic arts:

DIPLOMA OF COLLEGE STUDIES (DCS)

Computer Science Technology

Description of the Computer Science Technology program

To register for Computer Science Technology:

Techniques d'intégration multimédia

Description of the Techniques d'intégration multimédia program (French only)

To register for Techniques d'intégration multimédia:

More information

More information on this job on IMT onlineThis link open an external website in a new window.
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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Île-de-Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • Grande région de Montréal

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