Seneca Polytechnic

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Library and Information Technician (Accelerated)

Seneca Polytechnic

Field of Study:Library Assistant/Technician
Length:12 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,119


The focus of the program is practical and experience–based, whether in class, working independently on assignments, or in field placements. Your educational experience includes a high proportion of time using computers and software specific to the library and information industry. The curriculum is based on the Guidelines for the Education of Library Technicians produced by the Canadian Library Association and changes continuously to reflect the latest developments in the working world. The skill set at the completion of this program prepares you to take your place in the workforce and be productive immediately.

This accelerated version of the regular, four– semester library and information technician diploma program is intended for those who have previous post–secondary education and who have the ability to learn material presented in a rapid, condensed format. In the accelerated version, first and second semester subjects are delivered in one semester. This is accomplished by delivering the content of the normally 14–week LIT subjects in 7 weeks. First semester subjects are offered during May and June, while second semester subjects are offered during July and August. Third semester subjects in the fall semester and fourth semester subjects in the winter semester are offered in the standard 14–week semester format.


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

    - A degree or post-secondary diploma from an accredited institution. Applicants with substantial completion (75%) of a degree may be considered.
    - Academic equivalents for four general arts education credits and College English
    - Students with credentials from a foreign institution must be evaluated course by course through WES or ICAS
    - English Proficiency at the post-secondary level
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Although not required for admission, excellent communication skills (oral and written), strong interpersonal skills, and strong computer skills are recommended for your success in the program:

      * 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 April 22, 2023