Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them. Part-time students may set their own schedules to a minimum of two training sessions per week. These times may be scheduled during the day, evenings, or on weekends.
This program prepares students to deal with the problems they may encounter when supporting Personal Computers in an office environment. It provides in-depth knowledge of both computer hardware and software, and prepares students to take the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Server+ certification exams. Students will have practical hands-on experience in trouble shooting computer problems and assembling a computer. Successful students may choose to progress to advanced qualifications such as Microsoft Certified Associate and MCSE, which are in high demand.
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Skilled PC Support Specialists are in high demand in today’s highly skilled environment. Virtually all organizations with multiple computers require the skills of PC Support Specialists, which can become invaluable members of a management team.
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
- Operating Systems
Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
- Word Processing
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher
- Database Management
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
- Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications 2 Units
- Office Skills
Personal Computer Fundamentals for technical Users, Internet Fundamentals, and advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
- Business Skills
Business Correspondence Level 1, Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, Customer Service, and Workplace Success/Intrapreneurship
- Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
- PC Troubleshooting
CompTIA A+ 220-901 and CompTIA A+ 220-902
- Computer Networking
CompTIA Network + and CompTIA Server +
C$36,796 – C$77,891 (Information from PayScale Canada)
Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
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