Computer Systems Technology

Undergraduate Program

Diploma Credentials

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The Diploma in Computer Systems Technology is a two-year advance program that is aimed at providing theoretical and practical knowledge for individuals who wish to obtain employment in the Information Technology Industry. Graduates from this program can choose to specialize in areas including programming, software design, mobile application programming, data communications, security, and web design. You will learn valuable skills helpful for achieving your professional and personal goals and advance your career.

School Technology
Credits 60
Course Length Four Semesters (2 years)
Hours 20 hrs/week x 68 weeks
Credential Diploma
Delivery Options Onsite, Online, and Combination.
Instruction Options Full-time
Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring
Practicum Yes – Optional
Tuition (See breakdown below)
Home Student CAD 10,000.00 / year
International Student CAD 15,000.00 / year

 

Regular Applicants
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Alberta Grade 12 English Language and Mathematics or
  • Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test that consists of five tests with a minimum score of 450 in each test.
Mature Applicants
  • Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of the full-time senior secondary study for at least one year.
  • Mature applicants without English 12 can write the academic achievement testing (CAT 4) with a minimum of 60% score.
  • Mature applicants without English 12 can provide proof of English Proficiency test with results.
International Applicants
  • Applicants who are not national students who meet the guidelines established for international students studying in Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • All applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent.
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries must have proof of English Proficiency test with results.
  • Applicants with non-English documents must provide English translated and notarized documentation.
Minimum English Proficiency Test Result
  • IELTS- International English Language Testing Service:
    • Overall Band of 6.
    • With nothing less than 5.5.
  • CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program:
    • Overall band of 6.
    • With nothing less than 6.
  • TOEFL (TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL® Essentials™):
    • Overall score of 78.
    • with nothing less than 19.

    Graduates of this program will have acquired a platform to pursue further academic endeavours and provide them the job roles and opportunities such as user support technicians, system support representative, help desk technician/representative, installation technicians, PC support Analyst, programming, software design data communications, and security and web design.

    Title Credits
    Semester 1
    Introduction to Computer Information 3
    Web Development 3
    Program Techniques 1 3
    Data Structure and Algorithms 3
    Operating Systems Administration 3

     

    Title Credits
    Semester 2
    Mobile Application Development 3
    Database Design and Business Applications 3
    Web Services 3
    Network Fundamentals 3
    Information System Security 3

     

    Title Credits
    Semester 3
    Software Analysis and Design 3
    Programming in C++ 3
    Technical communication 3
    IT Project Management 3
    Introduction to client-server Computing 3

     

    Title Credits
    Semester 4
    User Interface Design 3
    Database Management and design 3
    Mathematics for programmers 3
    Advanced Internet Programming and web applications 3
    Operating systems and Networking 3