NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.
Graduates of the three-year Computer Systems Technology program are ready to meet the information technology (IT) needs of the business, industry, service and government sectors. You will be trained to plan, implement and analyze IT solutions based on various operating systems, networking technologies and computer programming languages.
The curriculum addresses:
- Advanced topics in network management
- Communication protocols
- CISCO switches and networks
- Microsoft Servers and applications.
- Mail servers
- Unified Communications enterprise-level management of server platforms
As a graduate, you will have the skills and expertise required to be an active participant in the planning and implementation of the information security programs and procedures required by modern organizations due to increasingly stringent reporting and privacy regulations. You will also be able to deploy Internet servers for the web, email and network services.
The multiple skills you will gain through this program will enable you to challenge for industry-recognized certifications including Cisco (e.g. CCNA, CCNP and CCNA Security); Microsoft (e.g. MCP and MCSE); and CompTIA (e.g. A+, Network+ and Linux+).
Note: To ensure you make an informed decision about your IT career path, a common first semester is offered for the Computer Systems Technician, Computer Systems Technology, Computer Programmer and Computer Programmer Analyst programs. This approach will give you an opportunity to explore the systems/programming applications and networking/hardware applications of the IT sector.
Student may choose to pursue the following industry certifications, which could require additional exams and/or related work experience to qualify:
- CompTIA- Network+
- CompTIA A+
- Cisco CCNA
- MS MCP (Server)
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify, analyze, design, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements
for a computing environment.
- Diagnose, troubleshoot, document and monitor technical problems using appropriate
methodologies and tools.
- Analyze, design, implement and maintain secure computing environments.
- Analyze, develop and maintain robust computing system solutions through validation
testing and industry best practices.
- Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure
effective working relationship.
- Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance
- Apply project management principles and tools when responding to requirements
and monitoring projects within a computing environment.
- Adhere to ethical, social media, legal, regulatory and economic requirements and/or
principles in the development and management of the computing solutions and
- Investigate emerging trends to respond to technical challenges.
- Analyze, plan, design, implement and administer computer systems and cloud
- Research, design, deploy, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and
decommission computing system infrastructures.
- Select and apply scripting tools and programming languages to automate routine
- Install, monitor, optimize and administer a database management system in
response to specified requirements.
- Design, implement, and administer technical support processes for computing
system infrastructures that aligns with industry best practice.