Algonquin College

Computer Systems Technician


Turn your technical skills into a career supporting today`s advancing IT solutions.
This two-year Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, provides you with the technical knowledge and expertise to support the use of computers and networks. You also develop your communication and administration skills, including the ability to work in teams and use project management and customer service techniques.
Focus on the technical aspects of commonly used components and troubleshooting techniques for computer hardware, operating systems, networking technologies, system administration, and a suite of related support and application software packages. Gain requirements and subject matter knowledge found in certifications such as:

Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+
Some courses fulfill part of the basic requirements of Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications.
Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op work term are subject to availability and academic eligibility. Please note admission to the co-op program does not guarantee a co-op placement.
Graduates are able to work individually or as part of a team to implement and maintain information technology (IT) solutions that correspond to the day-to-day requirements of individuals and organizations. From repairing desktop computers to network administration, graduates work in a broad range of employment settings in a variety of sectors, in both large and small organizations.
This program is well-suited for students who:

Are interested in learning how to implement and troubleshoot computer technology, operating systems and networking technology solutions.
Enjoy the challenge of a constantly evolving field.
Can work independently or in a team environment.
Have good problem-solving and analytical skills.

Program Duration:
42 Weeks
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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