Information and Computer Systems Technologist, Diploma

Developing IT solutions. One or two years at Camosun can prepare you for a career ranging from customer service at the IT help desk to software engineering.

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Program at a glance



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options


Open to International



2 years

Co-ops and internships

Alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work, better preparing you to embark on your career after graduation.
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Fundamental knowledge of computing systems

Start in September or January

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.

Practical IT solutions

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 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.

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

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 situations.

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.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Information and Computer Systems Technologist, Diploma

$13,731 (domestic)
$30,516 (international)

Information and Computer Systems Technologist, Diploma, Internship designation 

$14,422 (domestic)
$32,207 (international)

Information and Computer Systems Technologist, Diploma, Co-op designation

$15,113 (domestic)
$33,900 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

One of:

  • C in English 12 
  • C in English 12 Camosun Alternative  

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 139 

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

Computer Science Department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Road
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus



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