Successful completion of Algonquin College`s Computer Systems Technician program or Computer Systems Technician - Networking program. For direct flow through students, a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher is required. Pembroke students will be required to achieve 70% on a pre-admission assessment. Self-directed Cisco CCNA modules are available to assist the students in preparation of the assessment.
Applicants who are not flowing directly from the Computer Systems Technician (0150X) or Computer Systems Technician -Networking (1560X) program to the Computer Systems Technology - Security program OR applicants who have not completed a qualifying version of Algonquin`s Computer Systems Technician (0150X) or Computer Systems Technician -Networking (1560X) program but with similar or equivalent knowledge/experience, will be assessed on an individual basis through an Advanced Standing application to the program`s Level 05.
Applicants should have basic computer skills such as keyboard proficiency, Internet browsing and searching, and the use of an office software suite (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) prior to the start of the program. The Mobile Learning Center Coach (C102) offers training in these skills if needed.