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Information Systems

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.

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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. 

Certification

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.

More information is available at http://www.comptia.org and http://www.cisco.com.

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Overview and fees

Application Fee:

$20 (n/a for high school students)

Tuition:

NO COST (high school students)
$2000 per semester, $4000 full program

Student Fee:

$25 per semester

Textbook Fee:

$100 (refundable)

​Credits
​Part 1 - 4 credits, Part 2 - 4 credits

Additional Costs:

Part 1: $35 (approx) for a computer technician tool kit. Costs of optional external Industry Certification exams are:
A+ $550, Net+ $380, CCENT $160

​Work Experience
​Yes - 4 weeks
​Program Intakes
​February start


Tuition is subject to change and is assessed at time of registration. Additional costs are approximate and subject to change. Prices of Industry Certification Exams are subject to change.


 
 
 
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