This diploma program, accredited by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), prepares students for an Information Technology (IT) career in either the public or private sector. The program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, expertise and proficiency in installing, configuring and supporting a wide variety of computer, networking and operating systems (O/S) technologies commonly used in the day-to-day operations of many businesses and corporations. To meet this broad range of duties and responsibilities, the program focuses on the technical aspects of commonly used components and troubleshooting techniques for computer hardware, operating systems, networking technologies, system administration, and a suite of related support and application software packages. In addition, students develop their communications skills, customer support/interpersonal skills, ethics for the IT workplace, workplace health and safety knowledge and technical report writing skills.
Requirements and subject matter found in certifications, such as Cisco Academy CCNA; Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+; and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) are explored. Students are encouraged to write relevant industry certifications once they have met the requirements.
Students have access to modern computing facilities running Windows and Linux/UNIX-based operating system (O/S) platforms and supporting a wide variety of pre-installed software applications. Specialized networking, Cisco and hardware labs, along with several network-based O/S servers, afford students exposure to real-world technologies.
This program is a Mobile Computing Program. All students entering into the program are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware requirements as designated by the program. Students in mobile learning programs will use their devices to enhance their learning experience, obtain and work with course materials, participate in collaborative and M-learning environments and become skilled, confident users of the technologies used within an educational environment and workplace. Hardware and software specifications will be outlined.
This program is well-suited for students who:
- Enjoy the challenge of a constantly evolving field.
- Can work independently or in a team environment.
- Have good problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Are interested in learning how to implement and troubleshoot computer technology, operating systems and networking technology solutions.
Graduates may find employment in a wide variety of areas, in the government, private and public sectors, at the junior/entry-level in positions, such as network/system installation, maintenance and/or administration, and at the junior to intermediate level in positions, such as hardware/software sales and support, customer service support representative and technical support specialist.
Programs at Algonquin College-Kuwait are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided an email account which is used to communicate important information about program events.
- Networking Fundamentals
- Network Operating Systems I
- Linux Operating Systems I
- Achieving Success in Changing Environments
- Communications I
- Numeracy and Logic
- Linux Operating Systems II
- Foundation of IT Service Management
- PC System Technology
- Network Operating Systems II
- Routing and Switching
- General Education Elective
- PC Troubleshooting
- Linux Operating Systems III
- Enterprise Internetworks
- Wireless Network Administration
- IT Security Fundamentals
- Network Services
- Wide-Area Networking
- Technical Report Writing
- Workplace Health and Safety
- General Education Elective
About Algonquin College Kuwait
Algonquin College – Kuwait (AC-Kuwait) is a branch Campus of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, a highly respected and internationally recognized Canadian College. The Campus is conveniently located in Al Naseem (just off the 6th ring road) and will offer quality programs that are recognized around the world. It will include practical labs and new learning techniques that will enable you to get involved, so you can learn the skills you need to succeed in today’s high-tech environmentSee all Algonquin College Kuwait courses