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What will I learn?

Program Overview

Computer Systems Technicians have the skills to plan, administer, configure and maintain individual and networked computer systems. They are also trained to provide technical support for computer users in a business environment.

This program will appeal to students who are problem solvers with good analytical skills. They must be highly organized with a strong interest in computers.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Analyze and resolve information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches and diagnostic tools.

2. Support the implementation and administration of computer systems.

3. Support the implementation and administration of networking solutions.

4. Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, and upgrade components of computer systems.

5. Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, and upgrade components of networks.

6. Use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks.

7. Follow, monitor, and document data storage procedures designed to ensure the integrity of information.

8. Apply knowledge of security issues to the implementation of information technology solutions.

9. Provide efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices and reduces the risk of the issue recurring.

10. Conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.

11. Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.

Employment Opportunities

Grads will have good advancement potential. Entry level positions include technical support analyst, IT consultant, and network technologist/administrator in a wide range of sectors including government, corporations and the public sector. Many graduates become self-employed or independent operators offering computer training, technical support and network administration.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • St. Clair is an official Cisco Networking Academy and prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSA Administering Windows Server, CompTIA A+ and Security+ certifications (Comp TIA A+ allows for personal computer repair, maintenance and installation).
  • Cisco networking lab.
  • Students perform extremely well at Skills Competitions including Skills Canada (Silver Medal 2017); Skills Ontario (Gold, silver & bronze medals 2017).
  • Active students run the Information Technology Club

Which department am I in?

St. Clair College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1: CAN $14,968.46; Year 2: CAN $14,392.66. Please note this fee is for 2019 - 2020 and subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2021

Venue

St. Clair College

Windsor Campus,

2000 Talbot Road West,

WINDSOR,

Ontario (ON),

N9A 6S4, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:

  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) Level 51, or
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 500, or internet-based test (iBT) score of 61, or computer-based test (CBT) score of 173.
  • MELAB - English Language Institute of the University of Michigan minimum Score of 75
  • CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language minimum score 60

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Students at St. Clair College discover new things, create lifelong relationships and gain the tools they need to embark on fruitful careers.

  • Specialized applied arts and technology college
  • Three campuses in Ontario
  • 120 diploma, degree and graduate certificate choices
  • Graduate employment rate of 87.5%