Post Diploma Information Technologies

Post-diploma
TYPE:
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2+
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Check fee schedule
START DATE: Spring 2022
DELIVERY:
  • Alternate Delivery
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

If you have obtained a diploma in Computer Science or Business Information Technology, and are looking to further your education, this might be the program for you.

During the Post Diploma Information Technologies program, you will develop a skill set to be able to network, configure, support and troubleshoot computer systems and devices. Upon completion of this two-year diploma, you will be highly employable in the Information Technologies sector.

Careers

Earn a career in one of the fastest-growing niches in the Canadian job market: Information Technology. Career paths in this field include:

  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Systems/Network Administrator
  • Technical Analyst
  • Computer and Network Operators and Web Technicians
  • Computer Programmers and System Testing Technicians
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators.

 

What you will learn

Course offerings are constructed on recognized industry manufacturers’ and vendor-neutral standards which encourage you to develop competencies relevant to current and future trends in IT enterprise/server environments. Topics include:

  • Network configuration and administration
  • Enterprise data storage and services
  • Cyber-security administration
  • Wireless network security
  • Troubleshooting and support
  • Project management and customer service

 

To meet objectives found in the modern workplace, the Post-Diploma in Information Technology (PDIT) program incorporates foundations necessary for you to obtain several industry-recognized certifications:

  • Cisco

    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing and Switching
  • CompTIA
    • (A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, Linux+)
  • Microsoft
    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA – Microsoft Server OS)
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Certified Wireless Network Professionals
    • Certified Wireless Technician (CWT)
  • Linux Professional Institute
    • Linux Essentials LPIC-1
  • Electronics Technician Association
    • Customer Service Specialist (CSS)
    • Fiber Optics Technician (FOT)

Post Diploma Information Technologies Courses

Information technology (IT) as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) is the study, design, development, implementation, support, or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. The Post Diploma in Information Technologies program provides in-depth instruction and practical application of the course curriculum. Students develop a skill set to be able to network, configure, support and troubleshoot computer systems and devices. Students enrolled in the PDIT program are exposed to hands-on activities using well equipped computer labs. Applicants applying to the PDIT program should have an interest in the computing industry, strong communication and problem solving skills . The Post Diploma in Information Technologies program prepares students to obtain industry-recognized certification from: . Cisco (CCENT, CCNA) . CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, Linux+) . Microsoft (MTA, MCSA, MOS) . CWNP (CWTS, CWNA, CWSP) . LPI (Linux Essentials) . FOA (CFOT) . ETA (CSS)

Required Courses

A minimum "B" grade on each course is required to successfully complete the PDIT program. The student must complete all course components.
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
PDIT-380 Data Centre Technologies 3 15 weeks
PDIT-382 It Security 3 15 weeks
PDIT-330 Microsoft Server Oper Systems 3 15 weeks
PDIT-302 Computer Systems Hardware 3 15 weeks
PDIT-303 Computer Operating Systems 3 15 weeks
PDIT-307 Networking Technologies 3 15 weeks
PDIT-376 Introduction to Networks 3 16 weeks
PDIT-304 Enterprise System Admin 3 15 weeks
PDIT-308 Project Management 3 15 weeks
PDIT-324 Wireless Technology Specialist 3 15 weeks
PDIT-377 Routing & Switching Essentials 3 16 weeks
PDIT-332 Introduction to Linux 3 15 weeks
PDIT-340 Professional Development 2 15 weeks
PDIT-378 Scaling Networks 3 16 weeks
PDIT-379 Connecting Networks 3 16 weeks
PDIT-391 Project Work Skills 3 15 weeks
COM-100 Fundamentals of Business 3 15 weeks

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Spring 2022 Prince George In Class 2 year

Entry Requirements

  1. Minimum successful completion of a 2-year diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent, within the past 5 years, in either Computer Science or Business Information Technologies or equivalent.
  2. Students whose first language is not English must show proof of a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT), or minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, or completion of CNC ESL English for Academic Purposes or equivalent 

Limited admission

A program with a limited number of seats per intake and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all of the 17 courses with a minimum grade of B (72%) in each course in order to graduate with a Post Diploma in Information Technologies.

Prerequisites

In the Post Diploma in Information Technologies program a minimum grade of B (72%) or higher is required for any prerequisite course.

Credentials

Students who meet all graduation requirements will receive a Post-Diploma in Information Technologies.

Invest in your future

Please check the Fee Schedule for up-to-date information.

These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.

Information about books for this program will be given out on the first day of orientation.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial Aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.

Highlights

96%
Employment Rate
Percent of students who graduated from this program and found employment in a related field.
$79,253
Median Salary
Annual provincial median salary in this field according to Work BC.
7,600
Job Openings
Total expected job openings by 2029 according to Work BC.