Computer Information Systems Certificate

Learn the essential components of modern information systems including hardware, software, and networking. You will develop essential skills through extensive hands-on lab exercises and projects. At the end of the program you will be prepared to enter the industry or continue with further study.

Where: Campbell River
Starts: Fall 2020
Length: 1 year
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Employees who maintain networks, systems and software are invaluable to organizations. This program provides students the foundational skills they need to find employment in a wide range of information technology areas.

Neil Cruickshank, NIC dean, arts, science & technology

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Program Requirements

Completion Requirements

  • Students will be required to achieve a minimum grade of C in each course, obtain an overall average of C+, and pass LRN-100 in order to achieve program completion.
  • Students must complete the Computer Information Systems Certificate program within 5 years of admission to the program.
  • At least 50% of the course credits must be completed at North Island College.

 

Admission Requirements

  1. C in one of English Studies 12, English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG-096, or ENG-098; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English assessment; and
  2. C+ in one of Pre-Calculus 11 or MAT-053; or C in one of Foundations of Math 12, Apprenticeship Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12, or MAT-060; or Math assessment.

International Language Requirements

If you are applying as an international student, you must meet NIC international admission requirements.

Program Highlights

Information systems skills are valued in nearly every type of business and industry and graduates with a Computer Information Systems certificate can find employment in a range of areas. Graduates may also choose to pursue further study.

You will learn about the essential elements of modern information systems including hardware, software, and networking. You will gain practical applied skills from extensive lab exercises and projects.

You will gain experience in the following areas:

  •  operating system installation and administration
  •  basic network administration
  •  programming
  •  database development and administration
  •  software development processes and quality assurance
  •  web development

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are equipped to pursue entry level employment opportunities in the areas of:

  • desktop support
  • system administration
  • network support
  • database administration
  • quality assurance and testing
  • programming
  • web development

Possible careers could include: 

  • information system analysts
  • computer programmers
  • network technicians
  • user support technicians
  • technical sales specialists

Tuition & Costs Estimate

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Program
Tuition $4,470
NISU Fees $149
Lab Fees $273
Books $2,000
Learner Resource $189
Health and Dental $275
Total $7,356

Book costs noted are estimates for planning purposes.  Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.

Find out if this program is eligible for Student Aid BC funding.

This program is tuition refund Category 1.

International Fees

Year 1
Tuition $16,065
NISU Fees $149
Student Services Fees $1,071
Lab Fees $273
Books $2,000
Learner Resource $189
Health and Dental $275
Total $20,022

Additional costs for International students include the $100 application fee (required).

Book costs noted are estimates for planning purposes.  Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

For more information on tuition costs and refunds refer to International Tuition and Costs.