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Overview

Get a solid start in computer hardware, software, servers, computer repair, and IT troubleshooting and support.


Short Certificate recipients may ladder into VCC’s IT Operations Professional certificate program.

Tuition
Length
Start Dates
Jan, May, Sept

What you will learn

 

Students who complete the IT Operations Professional Certificate will be able to:

  1. Recognize network weakness and advise on IT security concepts
  2. Build and perform basic repairs on computer hardware
  3. Design, build, and implement a server environment within a Local Area Network
  4. Lead, manage, and direct small-to-medium-scale IT projects
  5. Work effectively and professionally both individually and as part of an IT team
  6. Apply troubleshooting techniques to resolve IT related problems/issues
  7. Administer and provide support for multiple operating systems such as Windows, Windows Server, and Linux

Students who complete the IT Operations Professional Short Certificate will be able to:

  1. Recognize network weakness and discuss IT security concepts
  2. Work with a server environment within a Local Area Network
  3. Follow procedures for IT software, hardware, and other equipment
  4. Build, and perform basic repairs on, a personal computer
  5. Apply troubleshooting techniques to resolve IT related problems/issues
  6. Administer and provide support for multiple operating systems, such as Windows, and Windows Server
 

What to expect

 

Students will engage with the material in this program through a combination of hands on and scenario-based activities. For example, students will role-play consulting on a required PC build, take apart and then reassemble a computer, build a VPN with a given configuration, install a Windows server, and configure a basic group policy setup within an active directory environment. A strong emphasis will be placed on practicing different troubleshooting strategies in order to resolve realistic IT related problems.

Class-time will utilize active-learning strategies such as problem-based learning, simulations, and case studies. Classes will be delivered in a computer lab. Some classes may be delivered partially or fully online.

 

Admission requirements

 

No program specific requirements.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free in academic upgrading, university transfer or English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses.

 

Recommended Characteristics

 

This program is suited for students who wish to further their technical skills and who have an interest in computers and information technology. Students should have an interest in keeping their technical skills up-to-date. 

 

Fees and other costs  

 
Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Application fee $35  
Tuition $1,547  
College initiative $13  
Campus resource $31  
Total $1,626  
 

Additional Details

Courses

Minimum Required

3 Course(s)

 

Have a question? Email us - technology@vcc.ca

Learn more about our IT Operations Professional program by attending an info session. Find and register for upcoming info session dates here.