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Computer Systems Technician – Information Technology Infrastructure and Services

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Program Code: CS211 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Computer Systems Technician - Information Technology Infrastructure and Services diploma program prepares you for careers in information and communications technology (ICT). You will build a foundation in electrical and logic circuits, programming, and scripting. You will also learn about the main hardware and software components of your computer and different features to improve performance of computer systems.

The curriculum in the program prepares you for the role of a system administrator whose responsibilities include installation, configuration and managing various operating systems including Microsoft servers, different distributions of Linux supported by virtualization tools and network infrastructure. As data and network security is an essential part of the system administrator’s role, we embed security essentials throughout the program. You will also learn about data centre technologies that support small- and medium-sized businesses. You will gain knowledge in supporting public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, and integrating cloud technologies and services. 

The 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 in order to deploy and support Linux and Microsoft operating systems, and to administer web servers and applications using different scripting environments.

Our faculty collaborates very closely with industry partners to keep the program and curriculum current and relevant. You will learn from professors who are experienced industry professionals and have strong connections to companies in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Your group projects help you build essential customer service skills, and develop your interpersonal communications and teamwork skills. This, alongside your new comprehensive technical credentials, will give you a multi-dimensional background that employers want.

Courses Program Standards

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.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Analyze and resolve information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches and diagnostic tools.
  • Support the implementation and administration of computer systems.
  • Support the implementation and administration of networking solutions.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, and upgrade components of computer systems.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade components of networks.
  • Use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks.
  • Follow, monitor, and document data storage procedures designed to ensure the integrity of information.
  • Apply knowledge of security issues to implementation of information technology solutions.
  • Provide efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices and reduces the risk of issue recurring.
  • Conform to workplace expectations found in Information Technology (IT) environments.
  • Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.


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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.


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

All students who are enrolled in Computer and Network Support Technician program are required to have access to mobile computing device, while on campus, having the following 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)

Employers will appreciate your well-developed customer service and interpersonal communications skills, acquired through group work in our hands-on networking labs. Half of class time for students is spent on dedicated computer and network labs.


Humber Hosts FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Competition

In partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada
March 8 to 10, 2019

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, the FIRSTRobotics Competition is the ultimate sport for the mind.

Special Events

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Recent graduates and faculty members have teamed up with the Dundas Central Public School to assist in implementing game based learning in the classroom.


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Computer Engineering Technology diploma program, which places more emphasis on computer programming and how hardware and software interact with one another.

Your Career

IT is the backbone of just about any business – the information and communications technology (ICT) sector itself contributes nearly $60 billion to the Canadian gross domestic product. Join this highly skilled and specialized workforce to analyze, set up, install, upgrade and maintain computer and network systems, and data and network security. You will also gain skills in training others, troubleshooting systems, and installing and integrating software applications.

As a graduate of the program, you’ll be ready to work in technology, website management, customer service, information technology (IT) infrastructure and user support – all key areas in today's businesses and organizations. Graduates also work for not-for-profits and in government.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2021 North Open Waitlisted
September 2021 North Open Open
January 2022 North Open Open

Computer and Network Support Technician Program

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Information and Communication Technology Capstone Project Expo

Information and Communication Technology Capstone Project Expo

Mon, July 22, 2019

Students, faculty, industry and community partners came together at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation to celebrate the student success.

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Humber Students Win Big At Skills Canada Competition

Humber Students Win Big At Skills Canada Competition

Wed, June 05, 2019

Humber students earned three gold medals and took the country by storm this week at the Skills Canada competition held from June 4 and 5 in Edmonton.

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. It included more than 550 competitors in 40 competitions, representing six sectors.

Humber students participated in the following categories:

3D Digital Game Art (Gold)
Student participant: Rushi Patel (by special invitation)
Coach: Cory Avery

Photography
Student participant: Catherine Guarini
Coach: David Scott

Baking (Gold)
Student participant: Stefanie Francavilla
Coach: Sergio Shidomi

Mechatronics (Gold)
Student participants: Mateusz Cwaliniski and Bogdan Malynovskyy
Coach: Neal Mohammed
Assistant Coaches: Anthony Nyman, Mauricio Toigo (Student Mentor/Coach)

The Gold medal winners now pre-qualify to compete in the 45th Worldskills Competition in Russia in August 2019.

Congratulations to all of the winners and participants.

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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology Events

ICT Work Preparation Course

ICT Work Preparation Course

Humber

Mon, October 05, 2020
North

Congratulations to the Computer Engineering Technology and Computer Systems Technician programs students who have been accepted into the co-op stream.

The mandatory Work Preparation course (WRK099) will start the week of October 5, 2020. Check your email for the dates and times that the course will be offered. All work preparation sessions will be conducted through BlackBoard

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Bell - Graduate Leadership Program - November

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Wed, November 11, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
North

Bell's New Grad and Student Recruitment Experience - register now for the next recruitment session.

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Virtual Career Fair - A Career in Mining is More than you think!

Virtual Career Fair - A Career in Mining is More than you think!

Humber

Mon, November 16, 2020 | 10:00 AM to Sun, January 17, 2021 | 07:00 PM
Lakeshore, North

MiHR's Online Mining Job Fair Returns!

Back by popular demand, the Mining Industry Human Resources Council's (MiHR) fourth Virtual Career Fair (VCF): A Career in Mining is More Than You Think returns on November 16 and 17, 2020. Twenty-seven mining companies and nearly 800 job seekers participated in our September 2019 VCF, benefiting from the opportunity to discuss the mining industry and available job positions in a user-friendly online format. The VCF is FREE for job seekers!

Did you know Toronto is the mining investment capital of the world? Explore career and work-integrated learning opportunities in the Canadian Minerals Sector right here in the GTHA, across Canada or around the world! From extraction and milling to support services (eg. IT, Engineering, GIS, Telecommunications, Financing, Environmental), to Manufacturing and Fabrication to Exploration, there is a place for you! This is a fantastic opportunity for students in Engineering Technology, ICT, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Business. Details on how to register can be found here > https://mihr.vfairs.com/en/

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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology News

ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020

ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020

Tue, May 19, 2020

Bachelor of Industrial Design Thesis Show 2020

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Thu, March 12, 2020

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Wed, March 11, 2020

The annual Supply Chain Management Career Fair was another very successful event hosted by Work Placement Services.

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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.

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:

  • 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.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

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

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

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)

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)

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

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

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

 

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

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

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Information Technology, Nathan and Gold Coast

Applicants from Humber College who meet the requirements will be eligible for admission to Griffith University (Nathan and Gold Coast) with full block transfer credit, provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the related program of study.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BSc Technology Project Management

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BSc Network Management and Security

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Technology

Graduates of Humber's Computer and Network Support Technician Diploma may transfer into Thompson Rivers University's online degree programs: 

Students applying for admission to any of the University programs are required to submit the university application form and applicable fees.  Students are subject to all University admission policies including the requirement to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership

Graduates of Humber's Computer and Network Support Technician Diploma may transfer into Thompson Rivers University's online degree programs: 

Students applying for admission to any of the University programs are required to submit the university application form and applicable fees.  Students are subject to all University admission policies including the requirement to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business. 

For more information please contact: admissions@unb.ca.

Please note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

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  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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