PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: CSTU
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: January 2018
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Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology

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Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology

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Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology

Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)

In today’s world of personal computers, networking and applications, computer systems technicians are in high demand. After acquiring the expertise through the computer systems technician – transfer program required to build, maintain and repair the latest in technology, you will test-drive new ideas and restore old favourites to working order.
This joint Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) diploma to degree program will enable you to earn your college diploma and university degree in only four years. Experience the best of both learning environments while on the journey to a rewarding career in the computer systems technician field.

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Program Description (Laptop program)

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.

This program was created by Durham College and UOIT for individuals who plan to take UOIT’s Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) degree program, majoring in Networking and IT Security. The bridging courses required for admission to the degree program are embedded in the curriculum and if you achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in each semester of your Durham College courses and no grade below C in your UOIT courses, you can apply directly to the third year of the degree program.  In order to participate in this program, you are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and complete an application to UOIT in the first semester.  The UOIT embedded courses are flexible and subject to change by UOIT. Academic planning assistance will be offered to you by a student advisor representative.

As a student participating in this program, you will be registered at Durham College and at UOIT. UOIT offers classes in the evenings and the annual calendars including reading week are generally different. Students are expected to attend all classes that are scheduled.  In addition the two institutions use different learning management systems.

For more information please visit the Computer Systems Technician - Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: You will apply to the Computer Systems Technician program at www.ontariocolleges.ca using the CSTU application code. Upon meeting the selection criteria, you may be eligible to complete your Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) degree at UOIT.

  • This program enables students to complete the Computer Systems Technician diploma at Durham College (DC) and the UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) degree at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in four years for qualifying students, and at less cost than a four-year degree program. 
  • This program provides students with the option of proceeding in second year with the college-only curriculum to complete the standard two-year Computer Systems Technician diploma, or proceeding to complete the two-year University Transfer, which will include five university credits.  Students who choose to complete the standard college diploma will be required to take one additional General Education elective.  
  • This unique pathway is available on a shared campus with exposure to college and university faculty, information and opportunities. Students can transfer to the Computer Programmer, Computer Programmer Analyst, or Computer Systems Technology programs at DC after the first semester; leave after first year with a Computer Foundations certificate; or leave after second year with a Computer Systems Technician diploma. Students who choose to return to complete the Computer Systems Technology program would receive advanced standing.

For more information about the Computer Systems Technician - Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) program please visit our frequently asked questions webpage.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Associate network engineer
  • Computer support specialist 
  • Database security manager
  • Data centre specialist
  • Systems support analyst
  • Help desk analyst
  • IT analyst
  • IT security analyst/specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Network analyst
  • Network security engineer
  • Service specialist representative
  • System/network manager 
  • Systems support specialist
  • Technical support analyst
  • Web application manager

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Banks
  • Colleges and universities
  • Computer and network support companies 
  • Consulting groups
  • Government
  • Publishing companies
  • Retail corporations
  • Self-employment
  • Software companies
  • Telecommunications companies
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$350$350
Total Fees:$4,341$14,513

 

Students will also be required to pay an additional tuition fee to UOIT for two courses in Semester 2 and three courses in semesters 3 and 4. UOIT tuition will be charged at the beginning of each semester starting in Semester 2.

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Laptop Learning

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements (see link above).
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below.

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase. 

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Laptop Requirements

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • Intel I7 or AMD A10 processor or better with chipset that must support virtualization
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • Ethernet Network Card
  • Wireless Network Card
  • One USB 3.0 port (two preferred)

Software Requirements

  • Windows 10 Professional Edition
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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

This program was created by Durham College and UOIT for individuals who plan to take UOIT’s Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) degree program, majoring in Networking and IT Security. The bridging courses required for admission to the degree program are embedded in the curriculum and if you achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in each semester of your Durham College courses and no grade below C in your UOIT courses, you can apply directly to the third year of the degree program. In order to participate in this program, you are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and complete an application to UOIT in the first semester.

Graduates may choose to return to Durham College to complete an additional year of study in the Computer Systems Technology program. Should they choose to return, they will need to meet with their student advisor to be assessed for credit transfer.

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many other Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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September or January start

  • You may enter Year 1 of the Computer Systems Technician or Computers Systems Technology program in September or January.
  • If you begin classes in January, you will complete semesters 1 and 2 from January to August and start Year 2, Semester 3 immediately in September.
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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: CSTU
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: January 2018
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