Information technology jobs are forecast to more than double in Toronto in the next 10 years and our industry partners tell us they are facing skills shortages. George Brown College is helping meet this demand by educating expert technicians who understand computer networks through its well-respected two-year Computer Systems Technician program.
This program provides a broad technical base, including courses in the high-demand areas of server and network support and security that gives you a valuable foundation, wherever your career path leads you.
George Brown continues to invest in up-to-date networking, wireless, radio frequency, VoIP and security lab equipment, so that all students gain hands-on experience in installation and configuration of equipment ranging from small offices all the way to enterprise-class hardware and software. This investment, along with the hands-on teaching environment, was recognized by Cisco when the college was designated an Area Support Centre and Instructor Training Centre, and became part of a very select group of Cisco Networking Academies in Canada.
The Computer Systems Technician program is a stable platform for your career development in the IT industry. In the program, students cover all four courses of the official Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum. In addition to CCNA, students will also be prepared to write other industry certification exams that are in-demand by employers.
*If you enrol in January, you must complete semester 2 in the summer, May to August, in the same year.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes