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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:The two-year Computer Systems Technician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for a career in information technology in either the public or private sector. As a student in this program, you have access to Cisco and Aruba hardware labs and network-based operating systems, which provide the best education available and focus on the technical aspects of common components in the industry. Resources used in this program run Windows and GNU/Linux/UNIX-based operating system platforms and support a wide variety of pre-installed software applications. You also learn troubleshooting techniques for computer hardware, operating systems, networking technologies and system administration. You will also study how to provide customer support, write technical reports, and solve problems through troubleshooting.

This program offers you the opportunity to take part in back-to-back cooperative education (co-op) work terms to gain real-world experience and industry contacts. With good academic standing in this program, you can apply to the three-year Computer Systems Technology - Security program to receive an Ontario College Advanced Diploma. You can also work towards certifications from Cisco Academy CCENT/CCMA; the Computer Technology Industry Association A+; Network+ and more. These certifications give you additional credentials as you start your career.
URL:Computer Systems Technician at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,513

Tuition and related ancillary fees for this program can be viewed by using the Tuition and Fees Estimator tool at www.algonquincollege.com/fee-estimator.

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) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]

International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

* 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 May 12, 2020

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