As an Information Systems technician, your job is to keep a business's or organization's IT running smoothly and securely. You'll be the one who ensures all computers, servers, and other devices are networked effectively and efficiently. Here at ATC, our Information Systems program combines theory with hands-on projects and was developed based on needs identified by our industry advisory committee. We utilize the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum to prepare students for exciting careers in Information Technology which provides students with access to expert, educational IT content and to a rich learning experience through online media. Engaging activities include animated simulations, videos, and interactive quizzes, along with valuable hands-on lab exercises for real world experience. We've gone even further by partnering with CompTIA and Microsoft's Academic Alliance to ensure that our students are kept up to date with the latest in technology. Our students also take part in the International CyberPatriot games and the Canadian Cyber Defence Challenge. Companies in every industry need to have computer technology implemented and maintained, keeping these workers in constant demand. Our program can lead to diverse roles in computer installation, maintenance and repair, or can prepare students to continue learning in other related programs.
Prerequisites and Beneficial Skills
- High school students have completed Grade 10.
- Post-secondary students have completed Grade 12. Applicants not meeting the entrance requirements may be accepted as mature students. Skills assessment may be required.
- Basic keyboarding skills and basic knowledge of computer operating systems are recommended.
- Strong communication and customer service skills.
- Good problem-solving skills.
ATC will award certificates to students who successfully complete requirements of this eight-credit program and maintain a 60% average.
Optional Industry Certification Opportunities
CompTIA A+ Computer Repair Technician certification is available to students upon completion of Part 1 of the program. A+ Certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of computer service technicians.
CompTIA Net+ Network Technician certification validates the
knowledge of networking professionals and is available to students upon completion of Part 2.
Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) exams are available to students upon completion of Part 2.
The Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre will accept International Students. All inquiries are handled by the Louis Riel School Division International Student Program (ISP). Please refer to the links below for more information on the possibility of registering and tuition costs.
Overview and fees
$20 (n/a for high school students)
NO COST (high school students)
$25 per semester
|Credits||Part 1 - 4 credits, Part 2 - 4 credits|
Part 1: $35 (approx) for a computer technician tool kit. Costs of optional external storage devices and ESD wrist strap.
|Work Experience||Yes - 4 weeks|
|Program Intakes||February start|
Prices of Industry Certification Exams are subject to change.