Information and Computer Systems Technician, Certificate

Developing IT solutions with a two-year, double-credentialed program.

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

1 year

At a glance image

computer lab

Fundamental knowledge of computing systems

Start in September!

The Information and Computer Systems program prepares you for work locally and globally in database design and management, network software design, administration, and operations and maintenance of networks and software.

A Camosun student using the computers in the library

This two-year, double-credentialed program starts with an Information and Computer Systems Technician certificate, which takes nine months to complete. With an additional nine months of study, you'll earn a full Information and Computer Systems Technology diploma.

The Information and Computer Systems (ICS) program emphasizes the analysis and development of practical IT solutions in a rapidly changing technological environment.

For an added hands-on experience, students can complete a four- or eight-month internship to complement their coursework.

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Build Your Skills

As an ICS student, you'll learn to think critically, problem-solve both individually and as a team, and communicate effectively with all levels of IT users.

You will learn concrete skills, including how to:

  • program, deploy, secure, and maintain software applications to meet requirements
  • design, analyze, maintain, and interpret data
  • apply knowledge of basic project management skills to information technology activities
  • effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues, team members, employers, and technical and non-technical personnel

Your Career

As a graduate of the one-year Information and Computer Systems Technician certificate program, you'll be prepared to work locally in the exciting world of information technology. A variety of computer-related careers, including programming, web development, and customer service in all types of organizations are open to you.

If you continue your studies, you can acquire the Information and Computer Systems Technology diploma. Graduates of the diploma program work as technologists and technicians, and are prepared for work in web and mobile programming, database design and management, network software design, administration, and in network operations.

An investment in your career

Invest in yourself! One or two years at Camosun can prepare you for a career ranging from customer service at the IT help desk to software engineering. You’ll learn life-long skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in computing or computer systems in a competent and responsible way.

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$6,545 (domestic)

$17,360 (international)

Additional Student Fees

What to expect

This technical, rigorous program is composed of a one-year full-time certificate and a subsequent one-year diploma. Both credentials can be completed with an internship designation.

As a full-time student in the Information and Computer Systems program, you will spend 25-30 hours in class each week with approximately five hours of homework every day, including weekends. Before you begin this program you should be comfortable with basic computing skills, word processing, and file management.

Year 1

Your first year will provide you with knowledge of operating systems, web development, software engineering, and many different programming languages.

Year 2

As you continue your studies toward the Diploma in Information and Computer Systems, you’ll develop skills in system analysis and design, applied software development, and implementing security in a variety of situation.
 

Optional Co-op/Internship

As an Information and Computer Systems student, you have the option to supplement your classroom learning with the completion of up to three paid work terms. After successful completion of these optional work experiences, you'll qualify for either the Co-op or Internship designation when you graduate.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

And one of:

  • C+ in Pre‐calculus 11
  • C in Math 12 
  • C in Apprenticeship Math 12
  • C+ in MATH 073 
  • C+ in MATH 077 
  • C+ in MATH 137
  • C in MATH 097 
  • C in MATH 193 

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Saryta Schaerer

Saryta Schaerer

Chair, Computer Science Department

Saryta is an instructor and chair of the Computer Science Department. She has always shown a great interest in education and learning. She has obtaine ... Read more

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Jonas Bambi

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Jason Cumiskey

Jason Cumiskey

Instructor, Computer Science Department

Jason started at Camosun College in the Spring of 2003. He has worked in both the Electronics and Computer Engineering and Computer Science department ... Read more

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 Jadwiga Downarowicz

Jadwiga Downarowicz

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Doug Greening

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Shohreh Hadian

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Michael Horie

Michael Horie

Instructor, Computer Science Department

Michael has a passion for education and enjoys interacting with his students. After receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1999, he taught a wi ... Read more

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 Stephen Lang

Stephen Lang

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Christopher Newstead

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Lynda Robbins

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Dale Shpak

Dale Shpak

Instructor, Computer Science Department

Camosun students using the computers in the library

Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Computer Science Department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
Technologies Centre
4461 Interurban Road
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4451

 

International students contact Camosun International