Location
Start Dates

  • August 29, 2019
Duration

4Terms

Course Delivery

  • In Class
Tuition & Fees

Domestic: CAD $14,336
International: CAD $40,598

*Tuition & Fees are subject to final approval.

Program Description

Graduates of the Information Technology Systems (ITS) Diploma will have the hardware and software skills required for the generation, storage, retrieval, transmission, and protection of digital information. The program content will equip graduates with the practical skills required to enter into the information technology (IT) sector and prepare them for the completion of industry-recognized certificates. Working independently or as part of a team, graduates will gain the skills required to deliver quality technical support, troubleshoot technical problems, summarize solutions in technical reports, and communicate with clients, executives, and other business stakeholders.

Exciting career opportunities in both the public and private sectors await, including companies and corporations, non-profit agencies, and government agencies.

  •  Junior IT Tech
  • Junior Service Desk Analyst
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Junior IT Support Analyst
  • IT Support Analyst
  • Desktop Support
  • Technical Support
  •  Customer Support Representative
  •  PC Technical Support
  •  Network Administrations
  •  Internet Resource Management
  •  Information Systems Project Manager
  •  Business and Systems Analyst
  •  Computer Service Technician
  •  IT Support Specialist
  •  Information Systems Analyst

A laptop computer with course applicable software will be required (specifications below).

  • Intel quad core CPU (i5 or i7)
  • 8GB RAM (16GB recommended)
  • 13 inch 1080p screen (15 inches recommended)
  • a dedicated graphics card with 2GB of VRam
  • 128GB solid state hard drive (256GB recommended)
  • portable hard drive (for data backup)
  • Windows 10

** Equivalent specification in an Apple MacBook Pro is acceptable, but learners with a non-Windows device will be required to have the ability to dual-boot into Windows.

Course Listings Request More Information How to Apply

Domestic Applicants

Prospective Student Centre
South Campus – Main Floor
info@bowvalleycollege.ca
403-410-1402


International Learner Applicants

International Education
North Campus – Third Floor
international@bowvalleycollege.ca
403-410-3476


Admission Requirements

Academic requirements
  • Credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent
  • Credit in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or equivalent       

OR:   

Successful completion of the General Educational Development test (GED) test with a minimum score in the following sections:

  • Writing Skills: 520 minimum standard score
  • Interpreting Literature and Art: 520 minimum standard score
  • Math: 520 minimum standard score

 OR: 

Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

 
English language proficiency requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, please review English language proficiency requirements.

Course Listings Request More Information How to Apply

Domestic Applicants

Prospective Student Centre
South Campus – Main Floor
info@bowvalleycollege.ca
403-410-1402


International Learner Applicants

International Education
North Campus – Third Floor
international@bowvalleycollege.ca
403-410-3476

Course Listing


Term 1

Required CoursesCredit

This course prepares learners to function as part of a member of an IT project team. Practical skills in effective communications and accurate technical communications are applied in real-world organization scenarios. Learners will also be introduced to roles within a project team as it relates to project management methodologies.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Learners will engage with project scoping, planning, costing, and execution principles as it relates to information technology (IT) projects. Working in teams, learners will be exposed to multiple project management methodologies while applying their skills in real-world scenarios and case studies within the IT industry. Emphasis will be placed on the scoping needs and associated cost analysis for IT projects

Course Delivery

Computer programming is central to software development. In this course, learners analyze basic problems to design solutions, then create programs that address those problems. The course also contrasts current and past approaches to programming and programming tools through collective discussion.
Corequisite: TECH1102

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Learn to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations provide a foundation for the curriculum.

Course Delivery

Learners will gain the fundamental knowledge about how computers work, the various computer components, terminology of computer systems and their peripherals, and the functionality of the hardware for desktop computers and other devices. Learners will then be equipped with the operating systems of the hardware and how it all comes together in a business environment.

Course Delivery

Term 2

Career Course GroupCredit

Learners will explore routing and switching topics and concepts in this Cisco Academy course. Focus on the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches inside a network. Learn how to configure and verify router interfaces using advance configuration commands and addressing schemes.

Course Delivery

This course will provide experience to learners on open system servers by using both text and graphical user interfaces. After the course learners will be able to install and configure a server, to connect to and communicate over a network, how to manage files, how to set up file and directory pathways, basic Unix/Linux commands, and Shell basics. In addition, learners will learn the fundamentals of system security and firewalls.

Course Delivery

Learners will gain the skills required to perform administrative tasks on a Microsoft Windows Server operating system. Basic skills that they will learn include installation, user account creation and management, permissions, printing, hardware, disk storage, and operating system configuration management tools.

Course Delivery

Learners will study how to develop and implement a security mission to meet an organization's overall goals and objectives. They will develop controls through identifying roles and responsibilities of organization members, to provide security without limiting access to information to members of the organization. Topics will include employment practices, policy formation, security awareness training, and data classification.

Course Delivery

Learners will gain the skills to setup and examine components of virtual systems as well as the configuration and management of virtual servers on enterprise systems.

Course Delivery

Term 3

Required CoursesCredit

Learn to troubleshoot like a pro. Gain deeper understanding of switching configurations, troubleshooting methods, and troubleshooting concepts. Learn to interpret network diagrams and configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, interVLAN routing, VTP, trunking on Cisco switches, and RSTP operation.

Course Delivery

This course will teach technical competency of server issues operating on a variety of platforms and technology, including installation, configuration, upgrading, maintenance, environment, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery.

Course Delivery

This course will give learners the skills they need to install, configure, and administer Window Server Active Directory. Learners will also learn transmission protocols, their applications, as well as security and remote access as it relates to a Window Server environment.

Course Delivery

Learners will gain the fundamental skills in the design and operations of storage architectures in terms of self service, elasticity and scalability. Introduction to the new technologies supporting the changing cloud market from a business perspective will be emphasized. Upon completion of this course learners will know how to interface with cloud services, such as SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), and BPaaS (Business Process as a Service).

Course Delivery

Learners will study the basic concepts, structures, and processes organizations use to successfully manage Information Technology and business. This course will review global best practices and look at how implementation of service and change management can contribute to quality customer service and support.

Course Delivery

Term 4

Required CoursesCredit

Learn to describe the impact of Voice and Video Over IP on a network. Explore the configuration troubleshooting of DHCP and DNS operations on a router. Gain greater understanding of troubleshooting WAN implementation and configuration issues. Upon complete of the four networking courses student will be eligible to write the exam to obtain their CCNA certification.

Course Delivery

This course provides a foundation for the principles underlying IT actions and decision-making required to plan and provide quality technology services to clients and businesses. IT skills and competencies that are introduced in the classroom are practiced and assessed in the information technology laboratory.

Course Delivery

This course will build upon the skills developed in MGMT1103 to further enhance the learner's technical communication skills in the business environment.
Prerequisite: MGMT1103

Course Delivery

Learners will gain the skills they need to use programming skills for task
automation framework for administration of servers, clients, and networks. After completing this course learners will know software and hardware installation, hardware and software configuration, user account creation and management command environment, and how to write and maintain scripts.

Course Delivery

Learners will take the skills they have learned throughout the ITS diploma and will work on a real world project to gain the necessary experience they will need to enter the workforce.

Course Delivery

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