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Computer Systems Technician – Information Technology Infrastructure and Services


Diploma


Program Code: CS211

Campus: North

Length: 4 semesters starting in September

The information and communications technology (ICT) sector contributes nearly $60 billion to the Canadian gross domestic product, and IT is the backbone of any progressive business. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be ready to work in technology across a range of industries. Your specialized and in-demand skills will allow you to:

  • analyze, set up, install, upgrade and maintain computer and network systems
  • manage data and network security
  • troubleshoot systems
  • install and integrate software applications
  • perform website management
  • provide user support and customer service
  • create information technology infrastructure
  • integrate applications with public-cloud environment

Our program will give you hands-on experience with various hardware platforms, protocols and services with a strong emphasis on network and data systems security. You will have access to state-of-the-art infrastructure to deploy and support Linux and Microsoft operating systems; administer web servers and applications using different scripting environments; support public, private, and hybrid cloud environments; and integrate cloud technologies and services.

Optional Co-op

This program offers a co-op option. Co-op work terms enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in a work environment and gain valuable, practical experience related to your program of study. You will learn new skills, learn about the world of work and meet people in your profession.

For students who are accepted into the program, one co-op work terms will take place between Semesters 3 and 4.  There are limited spaces in the co-op option. Therefore, you will apply for the co-op option during Semester 1 and be informed of the process by which to apply.  While co-op work opportunities are not guaranteed, as students are in a competitive job placement market, participating students will receive a wide range of services to help them find a co-op opportunity.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
TECH 101: Electric Circuits Online / In-person Online / In-person

Lecture online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

TECH 103: Digital Fundamentals Online / In-person Online

TECH 104: Programming Fundamentals Online Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

TECH 112: Computer Hardware and operating Systems Online / In-Person Online / In-person

First 7 weeks online, last 7 weeks in-person

First 7 weeks online labs, last 7 weeks in-person labs

TMTH 104: Technical Mathematics 1 Online Online

WRIT 120: Technical Reading and Writing Skills Online Online

Non-mandatory in-person tutorials may be scheduled on campus throughout term

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences Online Online

TECH 152: Telecommunication Networks Online / In-person

First 7 weeks online labs, last 7 weeks in-person labs

TECH 169: Windows Server Operating System Administration 1 Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

TECH 170: Fundamentals of Networking Technologies Online / In-person

First 7 weeks online labs, last 7 weeks in-person labs

TECH 171: Introduction to Hypervisors Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

TECH 172: Unix System Administration 1 Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

WRIT 220: Technical Workplace Writing Skills Online Online

Non-mandatory in-person tutorials may be scheduled on campus throughout term

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
NEST 203: IT Processes and Support Online Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

NEST 205: Advanced Routing and Switching Online Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

NEST 206: Cloud Infrasturcture Online Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

NEST 207: Unix System Administration 2 Online Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

NEST 208: Windows Server Operating System Administration 2 Online Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

Required 1 from the following courses
NEST 209: Wireless Networks Online / In-Person Online / In-person

Lecture online; first 7 weeks of lab online, last 7 weeks in-person

First 7 weeks online labs, last 7 weeks in-person labs

NEST 210: Network Automation Online / In-Person Online / In-person

Lecture online; first 7 weeks of lab online, last 7 weeks in-person

First 7 weeks online labs, last 7 weeks in-person labs

Select 1 from the following courses
GNED: General Elective Online Online

Semester 4

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
NEST 255: Security Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

NEST 256: Data Centre Technologies Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

NEST 257: Unix System Administration 3 Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

NEST 258: Windows Server Operating System Adminstration 3 Online

Delivered online synchronously, both lectures and labs

NEST 259: Technical Project Online / In-person

3-hr in-person drop-in project sessions, starting Week 3

Required 1 from the following courses
NEST 265: Unified Communications Online / In-person

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

NEST 266: Industrial Networks Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
GNED: General Elective Online Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) 
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

All students bring their own mobile computing device with the following recommended specifications:

  • Intel i7 (Quad core or higher)
  • Minimum 16 GB of RAM expandable to 32 GB (required in 2nd and 3rd semesters)
  • Minimum 250 GB storage space (SSD preferable)
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended)
  • Long battery life (strongly recommended)
  • Minimum 1TB portable external hard drive (USB 3.0)

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,755.64
  • international: $17,027.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $15.00 $15.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,885.32 $1,745.96
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,769.59 $7,769.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $15.00 $15.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $8,303.50 $8,164.14
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,784.59 $7,784.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $8,303.50 $8,164.14
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,784.59 $7,784.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $8,303.50 $8,164.14
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,784.59 $7,784.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $8,303.50 $8,164.14

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 (Quad 4) Intel i7 (Quad 4 or higher)
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 16GB of RAM Expandable to 32 GB (Required for 2nd and 3rd semester NEST students)
Storage 250 GB storage space, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Other Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Muhammad Khan, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4733
muhammad.khan@humber.ca

Current students: please send inquiries to satadvising@humber.ca

 

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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Print/Download Date: October 27, 2020