Algonquin College

Computer Systems Technician

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Advanced Technology (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:System Administration/Administrator
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program, accredited by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), prepares students for an Information Technology (IT) career in either the public or private sector. The program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, expertise and proficiency in installing, configuring and supporting a wide variety of computer, networking and operating systems (O/S) technologies commonly used in the day-to-day operations of many businesses and corporations.

To meet this broad range of duties and responsibilities, the program focuses on the technical aspects of commonly used components and troubleshooting techniques for computer hardware, operating systems, networking technologies, system administration, and a suite of related support and application software packages. In addition, students develop their communications skills, customer support/ interpersonal skills, ethics for the IT workplace and technical report writing skills. This program offers two cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term(s) option. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7, have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and networks within industry.
URL:Computer Systems Technician at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,513
International: $6,590

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 26, 2018

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