While I agree with most of the comments posted above, I wanted to make a comment.
As i`m a graduate of the Computer Programming / Systems Analyst program at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada). I feel I`ve got a decent perspective on this.
Programs like this lead down many roads, as such, you have some students who are looking to go straight in to high level coding (With Rim/Blackberry being located in our city, a lot of us ended up in that path). The other path was web based programming. As such, the coders who wanted to work in languages like C# and whatnot didnt focus much on web. Those who were planning on focusing on web, made sure they kept up to date, and most do use CSS with no tables at this point. Most of them would have been a choice for code projects in their final term, as they needed the real world experience, but yet had the talent to get projects done, at a level that is acceptable.
Just my $0.02.
www.TheButtonStore.com - Custom buttons (also known as pins) for promotion and branding.