|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Waterloo|
|Nominal duration||2 years, plus 1 Optional Co-op term|
|Tuition fee||CA$15,728 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$13,350), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English-speaking country or, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
This program prepares graduates for an exciting career in the field of Information Technology Infrastructure support and administration. Graduate employability is significantly enhanced by in- depth training in a broad range of business, computer and people skills that are in high demand across many industries. Rapid problem solving through the application of critical thinking is an emphasis throughout the program.
The program focus is on the practical application of skills and knowledge to install, configure and troubleshoot workstation and server computers, networks and cloud environments, including standard infrastructure services such as database and messaging systems. Practical work is completed on industry-standard hardware and software encountered in the workplace. An optional co-op work term is included to enhance education. Through their education in this program, students will gain a solid foundation to challenge industry certification exams in the areas of operating system support, networking and virtualization should they so choose.
Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) establish, operate, maintain and co-ordinate the use of local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), mainframe networks, hardware, software and related computer equipment. They set up and maintain Internet and intranet Web sites and Web- server hardware and software, and monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance. They are employed in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.
User Support technicians (NOC 2282) provide first-line technical support to computer users experiencing difficulties with computer hardware and with computer applications and communications software. They are employed by computer hardware manufacturers and retailers, software developers, in call centres and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.
Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) analyze systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.
Successful completion of this program offers the ability to extend education into more specialized areas of interest through Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs such as Information Technology Network Security.