Computer Systems Technology
New for September 2024!
Do you like solving problems? Do you look forward to the launch of new technology and computer systems? Do all your friends and family turn to you when they have technology issues? If so, our two-year diploma program in Computer Systems Technology may be the perfect fit for you! This program is designed to equip graduates with software, programming, and hardware skills needed to support the systems that are commonly used in businesses and organizations everywhere.
Please note: This program is currently under development. Specific course content is subject to change as the program goes through further development with industry consultation. The purpose of such consultation is to ensure graduates will attain optimum skills for employment.
The first year of the program focuses on establishing a strong foundation in computer systems and in software design and analysis. The second year of the program builds on this, adding skills in web technologies, User Interface and Experience design (UI / UX) and the modern Windows application ecosystem.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will have received instruction on how to:
- Diagnose computer errors and provide technical support, offering solutions to complex problems.
- Configure and maintain the organization’s internal computer network.
- Manage network security tools, e.g., firewall, anti-virus and intrusion detection systems.
- Identify, troubleshoot, solve, and document network connectivity and performance issues.
- Develop and design computer programs in various programming languages
- Develop and design interactive web pages with multimedia components
- Monitor network performance and optimize the network for optimal speed and availability.
- Develop plans to safeguard computer files against unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure.
- Choose, implement, monitor, and upgrade computer anti-virus and malware protection systems.
Why Consider a Career in Computer Systems Technology?
The Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma will prepare you for a career in computer systems and software implementation and support. Such careers are well paying and expected to continue in high and growing demand in the region and across the Province. As a graduate, you will be able to provide solutions and support for businesses, government agencies, utilities, law enforcement agencies, health services providers, educational institutions and more. With experience and further training, you may become eligible for advancement opportunities as well.
Your Diploma prepares you for entry-level positions such as:
- Computer Network Technician
- Web Technician
- Deskside Support Technician
- User Support Technician
- IT Coordinator Applications
- IT Coordinator Cloud Systems
- Systems Architect
- Systems Analyst
- Systems Administrator
- Helpdesk Analyst
- Web Developer
- Network Administrator
- Network Systems Analyst
Please note: This program is currently under development. Specific course content is subject to change as the program goes through further development with industry consultation. The purpose of such consultation is to ensure graduates will attain optimum skills for employment. If you send us a request for more information we will contact you when this information becomes available.
- Communication and Workplace Behaviour
- Computer Systems Administration
- Introduction to Programming
- Website Development
- Applied Mathematics
- Introduction to Database Management Systems
- Introduction to Data Communication and Networking
- Programming in C++
- Introduction to Internet Programming & Web Applications
- Software Analysis and Design
- Windows Programming
- Introduction to Client-Server Computing
- User Interface Design
- Algorithms Analysis and Data Structures
- Windows Interactive Application Programming
- Introduction to Cloud Computing
- Introduction to Computer Security
- Advanced Internet Programming & Web Applications
- Mathematics for Programmers
- IT Development Project
- Career Path Search
- Emerging Technologies
- 60% or higher in English Studies 12 or First Peoples English, ENGL 090 or equivalent
- 60% or higher in Foundations of Mathematics 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Computer Science 11, MATH 080 or equivalent
- Applicants without pre-requisite courses may be able to upgrade with a modular focus on developing specific pre-requisite skills rather than taking complete pre-requisite courses
- Basic computer literacy skills are expected, including Windows operating system and file management skills, the ability to use word processing software, and the ability to communicate, research, exchange and download files using web browsing and email software.
Please note: This program is currently under development. Tuition and fees will be available at a later date. If you send us a request for more information we will contact you when this information becomes available.