Computer Science Co-op

Most CSCI students join the Co-op Education Program in the fall of the second year. This provides the best opportunities for students to complete their degree with co-op in four years versus five years. If a third-year CSCI student is interested in completing their degree with co-op, it will take five years to complete their degree with co-op. Most Co-op Education Programs in Canada will take 4.5 to 5 years to complete.

If a student would like to complete their degree with co-op in four years, please connect with the StFX Co-op Coordinator as soon as possible. The Co-op Coordinator and Academic Advising can assist with developing this plan. Course offerings can impact this plan.

Work Term Sequencing Options

The following co-op work term sequencing options are available for CSCI students.

Model A (four-year plan)

 Year

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

1

Academic Term 1 (15 credits)

Academic Term 2 (15 credits)

 Take two online courses (6 credits)

2

Academic Term 3 (15 credits),      COOP 110-130

Academic Term 4 (15 credits)

Work Term 1                                   

(+online course, 3 credits)

3

Academic Term 5 (15 credits)

Work Term 2 (+online course, 3 credits)

Work Term 3

4

Academic Term 6 (15 credits), COOP 405** (3 credits)

Academic Term 7 (15 credits)

 May graduation

*Plan is flexible. Please contact the StFX Co-op Coordinator for additional information and/or options.

**COOP 405 is completed in the month of September.

Model B (five-year plan)

Year

Fall

Winter

Summer

1

Academic Term 1 (15 credits)

Academic Term 2 (15 credits)

 

2

Academic Term 3 (15 credits)

Academic Term 4  (15 credits)

 

3

Academic Term 5 (15 credits), COOP 110-130

Academic Term 6 (15 credits)

Work Term 1

4

Work Term 2

Work Term 3

Work Term 4 (optional)

5

Academic Term 7 (15 credits) ,COOP 405

Academic Term 8 (15 credits)

 

*Plan is flexible. Please contact the StFX Co-op Coordinator for additional information and/or options.

**COOP 405 is completed in the month of September.

 

Rates of Pay

 

Salary Range (Weekly)

min 35hrs/wk, before deductions**

How much you can make in 4 months

*Calculation based on 35 hrs/wk, 15 weeks, before deductions** 

How much you can make completing 12 months of co-op experience

*Calculation based on 35 hrs/wk, 45 weeks (15 wks/ 4 month semester),  before deductions**  

CSCI Roles $525-$1050 $7875-$15,750 $23,625-$47,250

**Allowable deductions include those required by federal or provincial law, such as taxes and employment insurance premiums. 

 

Potential Co-op Job Titles

  • Technical Assistant    
  • Programmer    
  • Apps Developer   
  • Security Assessment
  • Technical Support Analyst 
  • Software Support   
  • Software Developer
  • Developer Analyst
  • Informatics Assistant      
  • Technical Writer              
  • IT Specialist    
  • Field Research
  • Business App Tester    
  • Database Developer 
  • Robotics Co-op  
  • Systems Test Analyst
  • Data Analyst  
  • Gaming Programmer 
  • Quality Assurance Analyst 
  • Information Intern
  • Network Analyst       
  • Data Project Admin.   
  • Technical Support Analyst 
  • Data Science
  • Information Specialist 
  • QA Tester    
  • Web Developer 
  • Analytics Co-op

 

Employers who Advertised and/or Hired StFX CSCI Co-op Student

  • ACOA 
  • Bell Aliant   
  • Canada Revenue Agency  
  • Clearwater Foods 
  • Sobeys    
  • McCains   
  • HP
  • Hydro One
  • NTT Data 
  • Imperial Oil  
  • Shell Canada
  • ADP  
  • Ontario Power Generation 
  • Softchoice
  • EllisDon           
  • IBM
  • Blackberry  
  • Telus  
  • JD Irving 
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Public Service Commission  
  • Port Hawkesbury Paper    
  • SAP  
  • Statistics Canada
  • Agrium  
  • Suncor    
  • P&G  
  • Reynolds & Reynolds 
  • Rogers Communications
  • BMO Financial Group 
  • CSE                          
  • Canadian Tire Corp
  • Citco Canada       
  • PepsiCo  
  • CIBC 
  • Marine Atlantic
  • Coleman’s     
  • NS Government  
  • Deloitte 
  • TD Bank
  • Manulife  
  • CSEC 
  • Desire 2 Learn
  • HSBC   
  • Husky Energy
  • Syncrude