This two-year diploma program provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and technical knowledge required to enter a variety of positions in the computer electronics and data communications industry. Graduates acquire the skills and abilities to analyze, test, and evaluate the operational performance of microprocessors and computer-related systems. Graduates are able to install and maintain computer peripherals.
This program is divided into four sixteen-week levels and is designed to educate students for the digital electronics and data communications engineering disciplines. Students acquire an understanding of computer circuitry, software diagnostics, system hardware and essential operational standards. About sixty percent of the program is devoted to practical applications. The fourth level of the program emphasizes interfacing techniques and peripheral devices and systems.
Students who enrol in the first level in January are required to take level-two courses during the summer.
A co-operative education option of this diploma program is available for full-time students who enrol in level one in the Fall. Students are selected for this option based on Grade Point Average (GPA). Students must have a GPA of 2.7 (B-) or higher at the end of the first level. During the second level, students register for the option and are selected. In addition to four academic levels, students in the co-op option have two sixteen-week paid work levels. Preceding each work level, students register for this option and are given assistance in finding employment. The final work term is taken after the fourth academic level.
The information in this web site reflects the most current available at the time of publication. Modifications may be made prior to the start of classes. Should there be insufficient enrolment, the College reserves the right to suspend any program option or choice.