Program delivery note

Program delivery note: Fanshawe will temporarily deliver programs this fall either fully online or in a blend of online and face to face. Delivery format may change for January 2021 and onwards.

Overview - 2020/2021

Please note: The Fall 2020 intake of this program has been suspended.

Companies are increasingly challenged with how to collect and make sense of vast amounts of data in order to improve their competitive position. A critical role in the facilitation of software/system development for the purpose of collecting data will be played by the Technical Systems Analyst. This IT professional will interface with organizational areas to gather their business (data) requirements and translate them into functional systems design specifications that can be successfully implemented by IT teams. In order to fulfill this role, the candidate must have a solid foundation in IT supplemented by the critical skills to be developed in this program, including: application software development, business data analysis and modeling, customer engagement/communications management, business process and enterprise resource planning. A key part of this graduate program is the applied aspects of the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to engage in the process of business analysis for information technology (IT) through case studies and industry-based projects.
 

 

Admission Requirements - 2020/2021

Ontario College Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent preferably in Information Technology
OR
Equivalent combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Previous Business or Information Technology post-secondary education and/or training and/or work experience.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

Courses

Technical Systems Analysis-2020/2021

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MGMT-6135Essential Skills for Mgmt Professionals4
This course applies the principles of professional communication in the Canadian industry. It explores intercultural communication and the characteristics of diverse worldviews. Students will identify issues involved in communications and global diversity, and develop necessary skills to create professional documents that adhere to Canadian standards. Through presentations, case studies and thematic readings, students will learn written, verbal and nonverbal skills that are essential to business management, while maintaining sensitivity to issues involving geographic, cultural, gender and ability diversity. Throughout the course, students will work both individually and in groups to build their knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate professional communication within Canadian businesses.
INFO-6106Gathering & Managing Requirements4
This course will teach students to develop a requirements-gathering approach to Information Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT) analysis. Students will learn to clearly define the client's current state and or problem(s) and identify the potential solutions. They will examine a variety of systems solutions and learn to apply best practice methods, processes, and tools involved in gathering, managing, analyzing, evaluating, validating, and verifying requirements to facilitate the business solution.
RSCH-6017Researching & Documenting the System3
This course will teach students to develop a collaborative approach with internal and external stakeholders to document the current state of the system. Students will document various IS/IT project control procedures and will collect, analyze, manage, interpret and present data to identify trends and issues in the current state.
INFO-6107Interface Technologies3
Students will learn about key interface technologies from both a conceptual and practical standpoint. They will explore which technologies would be more appropriate for the associate requirements and be introduced to the actual implementation of some of these more common and popular technologies.
DEVL-6024Career Planning1
This course introduces students to the importance of personal career management. Students will learn about, practice and use career (job) search, resume writing and interview skills. Students will also complete an individual career management project.
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.
INFO-6108Management Info Systems Technology4
Students will learn about various technologies that support business activities, including technologies that support planning, management tools that supply real-time internal data, comparison tools that incorporate industry data and workflow technologies.
INFO-6109Application Technologies3
The design of software systems, both small and enterprise-level, requires solid knowledge of available technologies that can be used in the application tiers. The course will cover technologies used to build applications, languages, containers as well as supporting technologies used in the enterprise context such as containers, message-oriented middleware, data integration, rule engines, state and transaction engines among others.
INFO-6110Operating Systems 13
Operating systems are the underlying technologies upon which business applications and processes rely on. Students with experience among diverse platforms gain better insight into managing information technologies. Through discussion and lab work, students will install, configure, manage, and upgrade client operating systems.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6111Agile Practices, Tools & Methodologies3
This course focuses on the fundamental theory and practical application of agile project management skills and techniques to enable the development, selection, definition, execution, and closure of IT projects. Students will use industry standard practices, including scrums, to focus on program specific cases that reinforce agile methodologies.
INFO-6112Operating Systems 23
Students explore the installation, configuration and management of server operating systems to meet business needs. Special attention is given to securing operating systems and best management practices. Through discussion and lab work, students will install, configure, and manage server operating systems and commonly used information technology services.
INFO-6113Databases & SQL 13
This course focuses on types of databases and architecture of database system design and development. Students will solve problems by designing database entities based on real world scenarios, manage database capacity and performance as well as complete typical database administrative tasks. Business fluency/working knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) for creating and maintaining database objects will be explored.
INFO-6114Capstone Project5
Working collaboratively in small teams, this course will challenge students to move through the entire life cycle of an IT project from gathering requirements through implementation of an IT solution to resolve the business issue. Students will approach the project process with a real-world focus on designing new or developing and/or enhancing existing systems.
INFO-6115Business Intelligence & Analytics5
Business intelligence focusses on data manipulation and visualization for organizational process analysis and improvement. Data modeling will be explored in the context of providing accurate, organized, and efficient business analysis. Database management systems, predictive analytics, and dashboards will be presented as tools for transforming and delivering business intelligence.
INFO-6116Databases & SQL 24
This course will continue to build on knowledge that students have acquired from previous database courses, incorporating Database Management Systems (DBMS) to enable users to access databases, manipulate data, report / represent data. Students will be expected to design, implement and administer databases, in the SQL Server environment.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 13 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2020/2021

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program could work as Technical systems Analysts, Management Information Systems Analysts or Business Intelligence Analysts.

More Information - 2020/2021

A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program
A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
Program Code: TSS2
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
September/January/May Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at
www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates 

Contact

School of Information Technology: 519-452-4291

Program Description

Companies are increasingly challenged with how to collect and make sense of vast amounts of data in order to improve their competitive position. A critical role in the facilitation of software/system development for the purpose of collecting data will be played by the Technical Systems Analyst. This IT professional will interface with organizational areas to gather their business (data) requirements and translate them into functional systems design specifications that can be successfully implemented by IT teams. In order to fulfill this role, the candidate must have a solid foundation in IT supplemented by the critical skills to be developed in this program, including: application software development, business data analysis and modeling, customer engagement/communications management, business process and enterprise resource planning. A key part of this graduate program is the applied aspects of the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to engage in the process of business analysis for information technology (IT) through case studies and industry-based projects.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply and manage current application software packages and operating systems to meet enterprise requirements;
  2. Implement and monitor the steps in the systems development cycle;
  3. Assess, plan and manage information technology and information systems projects to meet enterprise requirements;
  4. Prepare systems documentation, write relevant procedures, and design forms to support business user requirements;
  5. Implement specific, complex design and analysis activities to solve routine information technology and information systems problems;
  6. Discover and relate the various functions and business systems within an organization using effective communication and interpersonal skills;
  7. Explore and select solutions to everyday business problems from alternatives;
  8. Explore and select solutions to everyday process/operational problems from alternatives;
  9. Adhere to ethical standards of practice and contractual obligations when creating and applying information technology solutions;
  10. Develop and apply strategies to enhance professional growth and workplace competence.

Program Pathways

For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.

Program Details

More details

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2021 January
London
Open
2021 May
London
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2021 January
London
Open
2021 May
London
Open
Program Code
TSS2
Delivery
Co-op
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Duration
30 weeks

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