When you graduate from this two-year Business Information Technology graduate certificate program, you will be equipped to help shape how businesses manage their connected systems. As an IT professional, you will have the skills to analyze, design and implement creative and effective cloud-based solutions using appropriate programming languages, databases and data sources to meet the current and future business needs. You will also have knowledge in programming and networking, making you fully capable of working individually or as part of a diverse team across all industries and sectors.
This program includes an optional work term where you can put your skills into practice and gain valuable work experience in the IT industry. You will also be given the opportunity to innovate through an enterprise project.
- 16 GB RAM minimum
- 256 GB SSD Hard Drive (500+ GB would be better)
- Quad-core i7 2.4GHz or better
- Video card (2GB RAM minimum/4GB RAM recommended)
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
- cloud computing
- computer administration with Linux and Microsoft
- information technology networking
- database management
- information technology security
- business communication and leadership
- privacy, law and ethics
Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:
- technical support specialist
- network systems administrator
- helpdesk support
- information systems specialist
- personal computer specialist