The Diploma in Information and Communications Technology is designed to provide individuals already possessing a post-secondary diploma or degree in any field with the knowledge and skills required to work in today's high technology environment. The program will benefit individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, including business, education, technical, and administrative.
The program is offered in a collaborative learning environment with a problem-solving focus. The instructors are experienced and industry-certified by Microsoft and Cisco. The Division of Lifelong Learning is the Cisco Regional Academy for Newfoundland and Labrador; Cisco is a world leader in networking for the Internet.
Two options are available for completion of the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology:
Option 1. is taken on a full-time basis and is comprised of three semesters and consists of 32 credit hours and one work term.
Option 2. is comprised of 35 credit hours and can be taken full-time in three semesters or part-time in seven semesters.
The program focus is on four areas: E-Commerce, networking, programming, and databases.
Graduates of the program will:
Enhance their academic and other credentials with practical technology skills.
Obtain skills and knowledge that will prepare them to work effectively within a high technology environment.
Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.
Develop skills required to analyse an organization's information and communications technology needs and design a customized solution.