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VCC International

Computer Systems Technology Diploma

The goal of this program is to prepare students for a career as a computer systems technologist. Computer systems technologists solve computer-related issues for businesses, government agencies, utilities, law enforcement agencies, health services providers, educational institutions and more. Graduates from this program can choose to specialize in areas including programming, software design, mobile application programming, data communications, security and web design.

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep 2019 2 years Diploma Downtown Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

This program is designed for individuals who wish to obtain employment in the Information Technology Industry as Mobile Applications Programmer, Computer Programmer, and Network Administrator.

This program is delivered face-to-face and in blended learning modes. Instructional strategies include classroom lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, computer lab and hands-on practical work.

Students are evaluated through the completion of assignments and projects, critiques, and quizzes (both written and performance-based). Most assignments and projects include the process of initial concept stage, work in progress, and final submissions, which can include reflections and client feedback. Professional conduct (which includes collaboration and teamwork, time management, organization, communication, participation and attendance) will also affect the final grade in each section. To receive a diploma, a student must achieve a minimum grade of C (60-63%) in each course.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent.
  • English 12 with a C (60%) or equivalent, or English Language Proficiency at the grade 12 level
  • Pre-calculus 12 or Principle of Math 12 with a minimum grade of C (60%).
    Or
    A minimum grade of C+ (67%) in one of the followings:
    • Pre-calculus grade 11
    • Foundations of Mathematics grade 12
    • Foundations of Mathematics grade 11
    • Principles of Mathematics 11
    • Applications of Mathematics 11
    • Applications of Mathematics 12

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

Applied Mathematics (CSTP 1108)
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2.0 credits course outline
Communication and Workplace Behaviour (CSTP 1101)
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3.0 credits course outline
Computer Systems Administration (CSTP 1104)
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5.0 credits course outline
Data and Document Management Fundamentals (CSTP 1103)
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3.0 credits course outline
Introduction to Programming (CSTP 1105)
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4.0 credits course outline
Website Development (CSTP 1106)
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3.0 credits course outline


Term 2

Introduction to Data Communication and Networking (CSTP 1202)
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3.0 credits course outline
Introduction to Database Management (DBMS) (CSTP 1201)
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6.0 credits course outline
Introduction to Internet Programming & Web Applications (CSTP 1206)
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3.0 credits course outline
Introduction to Server Administration (CSTP 1203)
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2.0 credits course outline
Programming in C++ (CSTP 1205)
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4.0 credits course outline
Software Analysis and Design (CSTP 1204)
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3.0 credits course outline
Technical Communication (CSTP 1207)
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3.0 credits course outline


Term 3

Algorithm Analysis and Data Structure (CSTP 1305)
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3.0 credits course outline
IT Project Management (CSTP 1301)
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2.0 credits course outline
Introduction to Client-Server Computing (CSTP 1303)
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3.0 credits course outline
User Interface Design (CSTP 1304)
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2.0 credits course outline
Windows Programming (CSTP 1302)
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2.0 credits course outline


Term 4

Advanced Internet Programming & Web Applications (CSTP 2107)
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4.0 credits course outline
Database Management and Storage (CSTP 2101)
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3.0 credits course outline
Enterprise Systems Support (CSTP 2102)
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2.0 credits course outline
Introduction to Computer Security (CSTP 2106)
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3.0 credits course outline
Mathematics for Programmers (CSTP 2108)
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2.0 credits course outline
Windows Interactive Application Programming (CSTP 2104)
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3.0 credits course outline


Term 5

Android Mobile Application Programming (CSTP 2205)
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3.0 credits course outline
Career Path Search (CSTP 2208)
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1.0 credits course outline
IT Development Project (CSTP 2204)
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5.0 credits course outline
Linux Operating System and Networking (CSTP 2201)
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3.0 credits course outline
Network Server Administration (CSTP 2202)
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3.0 credits course outline


Term 6

Advanced Server Administration (CSTP 2302)
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3.0 credits course outline
Computer System Security Threats and Solutions (CSTP 2303)
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3.0 credits course outline
Emerging Technologies (CSTP 2301)
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3.0 credits course outline
iOS Mobile Application Programming (CSTP 2305)
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3.0 credits course outline


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Student Union Fee $55 - per term
U-Pass Fee $ 41 - per month subject to eligibility
Other Costs

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

email: study@vcc.ca

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