Start Dates

  • September 03, 2024
  • January 09, 2025


Program Delivery

  • In Class
  • Any-time Online
  • Real-time Online
  • Combined Online
Tuition & Fees

Domestic: CAD $16,832
International: CAD $43,264
Estimated Book Costs: CAD $316

We are no longer accepting applications for International learners for the September 2024 intake.

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
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Domestic Applicants

Welcome Centre
South Campus – Main Floor

International Learner Applicants

International Education
South Campus – Main Floor

Admission 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

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

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.

Laptop Specifications

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

  • Intel quad core CPU ( i7) or later generation
  • 16GB RAM or greater
  • 512 GB SSD or greater (Hard Drive & storage)
  •  On-board integrated (Video card)
  • 15 inches or greater screen  
  • Windows 10 Pro/education 64-bit (MacOS is not supported) 

Domestic Applicants

Welcome Centre
South Campus – Main Floor

International Learner Applicants

International Education
South Campus – Main Floor

Women Pivoting in Tech Entrance Bursary

Funded by the Alberta Women's Economic Recovery STEM grant, this bursary supports women pursuing careers in the STEM field of technology, aiming to reduce financial barriers.

Award amounts:

  • $5,000 in your first semester
  • $5,000 in each of your following semesters

Apply today and be eligible for the Women Pivoting in Tech Entrance Bursary.

Apply for Bursary

Course Listing

Full course outlines are available here.

Curriculum subject to change.

Term 1

Required CoursesCredit

This course prepares learners with practical skills in effective communications and collaborative teamwork that are applied in multiple different scenarios. Learners will also be actively engaging in team roles within project management methodologies while developing key soft skills for ongoing growth.

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

Computer programming is central to software development. Learners analyze basic software and technology problems and develop a good programming style and logical thinking to write structured instruction that addresses those problems. Learners demonstrate their structured coding skills by writing correct code with clarity and quality. They use extensively the structured control flow, repetition, block structure, and subroutines in this course.

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.

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.

Term 2

Career Course GroupCredit

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.

In this course, learners develop a security mission to meet an organization's requirements. Learners map the architecture of a network in anticipation of constructing security plans. Focus falls on the major components within a typical network as well as the tools and techniques fundamental to information security.

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.

This course provides experience in open system servers through the use of both text and graphical user interfaces. Focus falls on activities such as the installation and configuration of servers, connecting and communicating over a network, managing files, setting up file and directory pathways, performing basic Unix/Linux commands, as well as addressing Shell basics, the fundamentals of system security, and firewalls.

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.

Term 3

Required CoursesCredit

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Term 4

Required CoursesCredit

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

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.

In this course, learners have the opportunity to explore the configuration troubleshooting of DHCP and DNS operations on a router and describe the impact of Voice and Video Over IP on a network. Additionally, learners gain greater understanding of troubleshooting WAN implementation and configuration issues.

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.

In this course, learners utilize the skills they have developed throughout the Information Technology Systems diploma to work on a real-world project, gaining the experience they will need to enter the workforce.

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