Algonquin College

Computer Systems Technician

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Pembroke Campus
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
System Administration/Administrator
Description:Turn your technical skills into a career supporting today`s advancing IT solutions.

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, provides you with the technical knowledge and expertise to support the use of computers and networks. You also develop your communication and administration skills, including the ability to work in teams and use project management and customer service techniques.

Focus on the technical aspects of commonly used components and troubleshooting techniques for computer hardware, operating systems, networking technologies, system administration, and a suite of related support and application software packages. Gain requirements and subject matter knowledge found in certifications such as: Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+.
URL:Computer Systems Technician at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:42 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,263

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.
Careers:Cloud EngineersComputer Network TechniciansUser Support Technicians

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
Applicants are required to have:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.


Applicants are also required to have: English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent), and Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]
Application Notes : International applicants must submit proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants are encouraged to acquire basic computer skills such as keyboard proficiency and the use of an office software suite (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) prior to the start of the program.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on March 13, 2023

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