Computer Systems Technology

Courses

Computer Systems Technology-2022/2023

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
BUSI-1156Strategies for Success1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity and calculating Grade Point Averages, among other skills.
INFO-1280Network-Fundamentals5
This course is part of the Cisco Network Academy and introduces the architecture, functions, components, and models of networks. IP addressing, Ethernet, media, and operations fundamentals are introduced. By the end of the course, students perform basic router and switch configurations to build simple local area networks (LAN).
INFO-1248Data Centre Infrastructure3
This is an introductory course in data centre design and operations. Using theoretical and practical approaches, students will explore concepts such as equipment organization, power management, cooling, cabling and safety issues. In addition, students will learn fundamentals about physical server functionality.
INFO-1291Database-Fundamentals3
This course is an introduction to the basics of working with relational databases and database servers. Students will learn database server administration and the Structured Query Language using Microsoft SQL Server.
INFO-1292MS Applications for IT3
Students learn to produce documents using many of the industry standard Microsoft applications. Students will use operating system commands and produce a variety of documents using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio. Helping to produce professional and effective business communications with internal and external clients in a rapidly changing environment.
INFO-1246Operating Systems-Windows 13
MCSA Certification preparation course - This is an introductory course focusing on configuring and maintaining Windows client operating systems. Using theoretical and practical approaches to install and upgrade the operating system, as well as to manage drivers, applications, network connections, resource access, create backups and use different recovery methods.


Group 2
TAKE WRIT-1043 OR WRIT-1034
WRIT-1043Reason & Writing 1 for IT3
This course will introduce information technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
WRIT-1034Reason & Writing 1-EAP4
This course will introduce students whose first language is not English to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. Special attention will also be paid to developing academic vocabulary, correcting common ESL errors, enhancing academic listening and note-taking skills, and improving oral fluency and confidence.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-3176Network-Routing & Switching5
This course is part of the Cisco Network Academy and focused on switching and routing operations, wireless local area networks (WLAN), and security concepts. By the end of the course, students perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.
MGMT-3052Understanding Workplace Behaviours3
This course provides an understanding of the field of organizational behaviour through investigating individual, group and organizational behaviours. Students assess their work-related preferences/behaviours using self-assessment surveys and reflect on the match between those and career choices. Students study organizational design, organizational culture, people-centred management, social perception, self-concept & personality, values/attitudes & job satisfaction, motivation theory, group development theory, effective communication strategy, and conflict & negotiation then apply these concepts to the development of an organization's human resources.
INFO-1167Business At the Speed of Light3
Increasingly, technology is used as the underpinnings to enable a new global business model. This course explores the fundamental concepts of business as well as the technologies that are used to facilitate a new era of entrepreneurial opportunities. Students are introduced to the role of business and government and explore the various types of business, business & marketing operations, and financial resources management. In addition, students reinforce their knowledge of the subject matter through a series of case studies that explore the use of technology to solve business problems and enable new opportunities.
INFO-3148Operating Systems-Windows 24
MCSA Server preparation course - This is an intermediate course which builds on previous knowledge of Windows Systems. Using theoretical and practical approaches to develop skills in an Active Directory environment. This course focuses on User, Computer and Server Management and basic network services such as DNS and DHCP.
INFO-1249Programming Fundamentals3
This is an introductory course in computer programming. Using theoretical and practical approaches, students will explore the structure, functions and logic of common programming language(s) popular in industry.
SRTY-1023Security-Fundamentals3
This is an introductory course to computer security. Using theoretical and practical approaches, students will focus on computer security principles, networking operations, protocols, encryption types and methods, as well as password security.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

Level 3
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-1250Operating Systems-Linux 12
Red Hat Enterprise Certification preparation course - This is an introduction course to Linux operating systems. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course focuses on core administration tasks in a Linux environment.
SRTY-3011Security-Enterprise Edge3
This is an intermediate security course for managing enterprise edge networks. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this courses focuses on how to implement, secure, administer and troubleshoot edge devices within an enterprise environment. Through applied learning, students will design and deploy various edge topologies.
INFO-3157Enterprise Support2
This is an intermediate course on end user support within an enterprise environment. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course enhances students troubleshooting skills by applying existing knowledge to various technical issues within an enterprise environment. Students will explore ticket management systems, change management and other frameworks within ITIL.

Level 4
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-5151Operating Systems-Windows 34
This is an advanced course which builds on previous knowledge of Windows Systems. Using theoretical and practical approaches to develop skills in an Active Directory environment. This course focuses on User, Computer and Server Management and network services such as DNS and DHCP.
INFO-5132Network-Advanced Switching5
CCNP Certification preparation course - This is an advanced course building on existing networking skills. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course develops skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks. Topics: Campus Networks; describing and implementing advanced RSTP, VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing, HA, and minimizing service Loss and Data Theft.
INFO-3159Scripting for Information Systems3
This is an intermediate course building on existing programming skillsets. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course expands student's skills in order to create scripts to assist an enterprise level administrator with various tasks such as system deployments.
INFO-3160Managing Database Systems2
This is an intermediate database systems course. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course focuses on implementation of database systems using best practices; applying concepts such as business continuity, security, basic database designs and basic data warehousing.
INFO-3161Network-Administering VoIP4
This is an intermediate course in VoIP administration. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course focuses on foundational principles of how to design, implement, administer and troubleshoot with remediation within various enterprise level telephony solutions.
COMM-3077Communications for IT3
This course, designed for students who plan to work in the field of information technology, focuses on professional written communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of work-related documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing organization, grammar, style, clarity and tone are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace.

Level 5
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-3162Storage & Data Management4
Dell/EMC Certification preparation course. This intermediate level course uses theoretical and practical approaches to focus on enterprise data management strategies and intelligent storage systems technologies. Topics include; FC-SAN, IP-SAN, NAS, FCoE, Object-based and unified storage, business continuity solutions, storage security and cloud computing.
INFO-3150Operating Systems-Linux 22
Red hat Enterprise Certification preparation course - This is an intermediate course to Linux operating systems. It is recommended that students have a basic fundamental understating of Linux operating systems. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course focuses on key tasks needed to become a full time Linux administrator.
INFO-3156Network-Administering Wireless3
This is an intermediate course in wireless administration. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course focuses on foundational principals of how to design, implement, administer and troubleshoot with remediation within an enterprise wireless environment.

Level 6
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-5130Network-Advanced Routing5
CCNP Certification preparation course - this advanced level course uses theoretical and practical approaches to focus on the design, implementation, administration and monitoring of complex routing services within an enterprise network. Topics include; IPv4/6 dynamic routing, EIGRP, Multi-area OSPF, MP-BGP, route redistribution, policy based routing, VRFs, MPLS, security and device hardening.
INFO-5134Operating Systems-Windows 44
MCSA Server Certificate preparation course - This is an advanced course building on existing Windows Systems skills. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course focuses on identity functionality within the Windows environment. Using features such as Certificate Services, Federation Services and Web Application Proxy.
INFO-5133Operating Systems-Linux 34
Red Hat Enterprise Certification preparation course - This is an advanced course building on existing Linux skillsets. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course focuses on managing and administrating Linux in an enterprise environment.
MGMT-3089Managing Technical Projects3
This is an intermediate course in Project Management. Using theoretical and practical approaches, this course focuses on critical analysis, written and verbal communication, interpersonal and teambuilding skills. Through project simulation, students will apply project management skills related to: outsourced vendors, tasks, resources, budgets, timelines, and other project management skills.
INFO-5131Enterprise Virtualization4
Dell/EMC VCA Certification preparation course. This advanced level course uses theoretical and practical approaches to focus on the installation, administration and monitoring of a software-defined virtualized data center infrastructure. Topics include; vSphere, ESXi, vCenter, Resource Pools, vSwitch, vMotion, Storage vMotion, HA, Fault-Tolerance, Host Profiles, Performance Monitoring and Backup/Recovery.
MGMT-3036Professional Development-Career Planning3
This course introduces the student to the nature and role of Human Resource functions in an organization, with a focus on the implications for personal career management. Human resources planning and processes will be explored through class discussion, research and case study, from the perspectives of the employer and the employee / job applicant. Work search skills and resume writing will be included, along with an individual career management project.

Level 7
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
INFO-5135Enterprise Messaging Systems2
Microsoft Certification preparation course - This is an advanced course in messaging systems. Using theoretical, practical and case study methodologies, this course focuses on messaging deployment options, system administration, high availability and migration techniques.
SRTY-5009Security-Monitoring & Alerting2
This is an advanced level security course for monitoring and alerting. Using theoretical, practical and case study methodologies, this course focuses on monitoring and alerting strategies in an enterprise environment. Students will apply these skills to remediate problem areas and in protecting network resources.
INFO-5136Scaling & Systems Integration2
This is an advanced course in system scaling and integration. Using theoretical, practical, case study and research methodologies, this course focuses on scaling system resources to support dynamically increasing demands with an emphasis on containers, container orchestration and cloud technologies. Students will design systems to be scalable withon-premises, cloud, and hybrid resources.
SRTY-5010Security-IDS & IPS2
This is an advanced security course in IDS & IPS. Using theoretical, practical and case study methodologies, this course focuses on different strategies to protect various systems using intrusion detection and prevention systems.


Group 2
Take INFO-5137 OR INNV-5001
INFO-5137Technical Projects-Adv12
This is an advanced level projects course. Using theoretical, practical, case study and research methodologies, this course requires students to identify, design and implement technical concepts to meet business needs. Throughout the project, students must apply proper project management and maintain professional etiquette. Students will present and defend their solutions.
INNV-5001Innovation Applications3
Organizations and individuals need to be innovative to succeed in the complex and rapidly-changing global market place. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of innovation and how innovation applies to your discipline or field.Using this foundational knowledge, you will select and apply the novel and adaptive thinking processes and tools presented in the course to complete an innovative learning project in collaboration with other students. The project will be based on a real-world scenario identified in consultation with your professor. The project may involve an external live client and a multi-disciplinary approach. Throughout the course, novel and adaptive thinking skills and collaboration skills will be evaluated [and developed for GC and degree] through self assessment and peer assessment. This course is designed to give students in advanced diploma programs the opportunity apply innovative thinking to a real-world problem that they select.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 6 General Education credits -
Normally taken in Levels 3 and 5

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 30 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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