Get ready to embark on an in-demand, technology career with this IT program

If you're interested in what it takes to provide enterprise-level front line support, enroll in our Computer Systems Technician IT program. You'll develop skills to manage and support users while supporting and liaising with other members of an IS team.

IT courses in our Computer Systems Technician program will provide you with intermediate knowledge and experience to support a multivendor environment, including:

  • Supporting operating systems such as Windows and Linux
  • Networking - switching, routing, WAN, wireless, VoIP support
  • Web server support
  • Supporting databases
  • Service desk management
  • Disaster recovery strategies

In addition to your newly acquired technical skillset, you'll have the opportunity to gain excellent communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills through a variety of learning experiences that our IT courses provide. These combined skillsets are in-demand and necessary to support the complex, multi-vendor information systems of today.

Graduates

Upon successfully completing the Computer Systems Technician IT program, graduates will have the knowledge to explore several industries IT courses and certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). Additionally, a graduate's combination of technical and non-technical skillset makes them a desirable candidate for employers.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),

University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
- Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Mathematics* (C), (U), or (M)
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
- Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Mathematics* (C), (U), or (M)
OR
Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above

Note:
  • *Applicants who lack the required Mathematics may still gain eligibility for admission by completing appropriate prior upgrading.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
  • Grade 11 and Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (M)
  • Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (U)
  • Grade 12 Computer Science (U)
  • Grade 11 Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (O)
  • Grade 12 Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions (C)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Business or Technical Mathematics course and Computer Skills course

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

Career Opportunities

PC Technical Support, Network Installation, and Support, Computer System Technician, Network Administrator, PC/LAN User Support, Web/Email Server Operator

If you're interested in what it takes to provide enterprise-level front line support, enroll in our Computer Systems Technician IT program. You'll develop skills to manage and support users while supporting and liaising with other members of an IS team.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
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7,023 CAD
Canadian Tuition Fee: $1,360.26 International Tuition Fee: $7,023.00
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