Program at a glance
Area of Study
Technologies & Engineering
Co-op / internship
Open to International
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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 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
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.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
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.
Your first year will provide you with knowledge of operating systems, web development, software engineering, and many different programming languages.
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.
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
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.
- 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
For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.
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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.
Chair, Computer Science Department
Instructor, Computer Science Department
Instructor, Computer Science Department
Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.