College of the Rockies Introduces New Technology Program for Fall

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Students will gain hands-on experience in a variety of aspects of computer and information technology in the new Computer Support Technician certificate program at College of the Rockies.

College of the Rockies is once again expanding their list of course offerings with a new Computer Support Technician (CST) certificate program. This innovative program combines online learning with hands-on experience in computer hardware, application support, operating systems and networks.

The CST program is being offered in collaboration with four other post-secondary institutions: College of New Caledonia, Northern Lights College, Yukon College and Northwest Community College.  Students are admitted to and receive their certificate from College of the Rockies but courses will be offered online by all five institutions.

Information Technology Department Head Ildi Walkley says, “Businesses depend on computer systems for everything from their web presence to their record-keeping, email and office applications and they need professionals to help keep these systems functioning.  This new program helps prepare graduates for industry certification exams and for entry level positions as computer support technicians.”

Students enrolled in the CST program will complete 10 courses over two semesters starting in September 2014.  In the second semester of the program, students can choose electives based on their preferred focus: web development, systems administration or database administration.

For more information on the Computer Support Technician program, go to: www.cotr.ca/cst