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MINISTRY-APPROVED TITLE: COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
This joint Durham College and Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech) diploma-to-degree program will enable you to earn a diploma and a degree in only four years. Experience the best of both learning environments while on the journey to a rewarding career in the computer systems technician field.
In today’s world of personal computers, networking and applications, computer systems technicians are in high demand. You will learn in state-of-the-art labs from professors who are connected to industry. This program is built on partnerships with some of the most influential names in cutting-edge technology today, including Cisco, AWS and Microsoft.
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NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.
This program was created by Durham College and Ontario Tech University for individuals who plan to take Ontario Tech’s Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) degree program, majoring in Networking and IT Security. The bridging courses required for admission to the degree program are embedded in the curriculum and if you achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in each semester of your Durham College courses and no grade below C in your Ontario Tech courses, you can apply directly to the third year of the degree program. In order to participate in this program, you are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and complete an application to Ontario Tech in the first semester. The Ontario Tech embedded courses are flexible and subject to change by Ontario Tech. Academic planning assistance will be offered to you by a student advisor representative.
As a student participating in this program, you will be registered at Durham College and at Ontario Tech. Ontario Tech offers classes in the evenings and the annual calendars including reading week are generally different. Students are expected to attend all classes that are scheduled. In addition, the two institutions use different learning management systems.
For more information please visit the Computer Systems Technician - Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Frequently Asked Questions.
Please note: You will apply to the Computer Systems Technician program at www.ontariocolleges.ca using the CSTU application code. Upon meeting the selection criteria, you may be eligible to complete your Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) degree at Ontario Tech.
For more information about the Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to Ontario Tech University program please visit our frequently asked questions webpage.
Students may choose to pursue the following industry certifications, which could require additional exams and/or related work experience to qualify:
First-year students enrolled in this program will receive a membership to all eight of Durham Region’s Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade for the duration of their studies, plus an additional year following graduation. DC is proud to be one of the only colleges in Ontario offering students this unique connection to business leaders.
The eight Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade are:
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements. Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
This program was created by Durham College and Ontario Tech for individuals who plan to take Ontario Tech’s Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) degree program, majoring in Networking and IT Security. The bridging courses required for admission to the degree program are embedded in the curriculum and if you achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in each semester of your Durham College courses and no grade below C in your Ontario Tech courses, you can apply directly to the third year of the degree program. In order to participate in this program, you are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and complete an application to Ontario Tech in the first semester.
Graduates may choose to return to Durham College to complete an additional year of study in the Computer Systems Technology program. Should they choose to return, they will need to meet with their student advisor to be assessed for credit transfer.
Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many other Canadian and international colleges and universities.
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.