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Computer Systems Technician – Information Technology Infrastructure and Services

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Program Code: CS211
Credential: Diploma
Start Dates: January, May, September
Program Length: 4 semesters
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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 IT infrastructure, devices and basic configuration, operating systems, programming, and scripting. Program foundations include learning 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, and different distributions of Linux, that are in demand in organizations. You will develop hands-on skills working with 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, including a course in Cyber security. You will also learn about data centre technologies that support small- and medium-sized businesses. Working with public cloud infrastructure, you build your skills and understanding of integrating services in public cloud environment with organizations’ infrastructure. 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.

Your group projects will 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.

Our faculty collaborates very closely with industry partners to keep the program 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).

Work-Integrated Learning  

This program offers an placement. Optional co-operative education placements 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 optional co-operative education placement 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 2 and be informed of the process by which to apply. While optional co-operative education placements 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.

The Humber Experience

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Information & Communications Technology Capstone Project Expo 2023

The Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Capstone Project Expo is the culmination of a student’s academic career at Humber College.

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Employee Engagement Event Spring 2023

Humber College is a leading polytechnical institution renowned for its exceptional Information & Communications Technology programs.

Humber Also Offers

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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 related services including data and network security. You will work with private and public cloud infrastructure and integrate the two for different services. You will also gain skills in training others, troubleshooting systems, and installing and integrating software packages and applications.

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

Program Availability

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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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May 2024 Standard North Waitlisted
Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Sep 2024 Standard North Open
Jan 2025 Standard North Opening Soon

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

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Computer and Network Support Technician Program

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Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

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

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

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Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three 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 all listed course requirements.

    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 credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

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 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
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)

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

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

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,985.24
  • international: $18,829.50

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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