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Advanced Diploma in Computer Systems Technology George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus, Canada

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CAD 18350

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 110 Waived

Application Fee

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36 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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60%

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Program Overview

The three-year Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program is designed with extensive industry input and offers two optional specializations in its third year:

  • The Networking specialization focuses on network security, voice-over-IP (VoIP), and wireless LANs.
  • The Systems specialization focuses on mail server administration, content management systems (Collaboration), database administration, and computer security.

Both specializations include core courses on infrastructure virtualization (through the VMWare IT Academy) and cloud computing, along with best practices in Information Technology (IT).

In your third year, you'll also be involved in real-life projects or case studies. You can complete these independently, along with an industry partner or George Brown's Office of Research and Innovation. This hands-on experience may include working in teams to develop proposals, plan, set schedules, and achieve specific goals in information technology. Through some of these exciting projects, our students have helped develop IT solutions for hospitals, large corporations, and major IT and telecommunications service providers, including Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications, Cogeco Data Systems, and many other well-known companies in the GTA.

This program covers all courses of the official Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum. The curriculum also prepares students to write several other examinations leading to industry certifications, such as the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) and Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate.

Our college continues to invest in up-to-date networking, wireless, radio frequency, VoIP, and security lab equipment, so that all students gain hands-on experience in installation and configuration of equipment ranging from small offices all the way to enterprise-class hardware and software. Cisco recognized this investment, along with the hands-on teaching environment, and designated George Brown as an Area Support Centre and Instructor Training Centre, making us part of a very select group of Cisco Networking Academies in Canada.

Note: Students who start the program in January (winter term) will be required to attend classes during the summer months (May to August).

Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Identify, analyze, design, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, document and monitor technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
  • Analyze, design, implement and maintain secure computing environments.
  • Analyze, develop and maintain robust computing system solutions through validation testing and industry best practices.
  • Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationship.
  • Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  • Apply project management principles and tools when responding to requirements and monitoring projects within a computing environment.
  • Adhere to ethical, social media, legal, regulatory and economic requirements and/or principles in the development and management of the computing solutions and systems.
  • Investigate emerging trends to respond to technical challenges.
  • Analyze, plan, design, implement and administer computer systems and cloud solutions.
  • Research, design, deploy, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade and decommission computing system infrastructures.
  • Select and apply scripting tools and programming languages to automate routine tasks.
  • Install, monitor, optimize and administer a database management system in response to specified requirements.
  • Design, implement and administer technical support processes for computing system infrastructures that aligns with industry best practice.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Jan 2025, Sep 2024

Closed

Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Minimum overall of 50% in English in 10th and 12th Grade.
    • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or grade 12 (C or U)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

18350

Tuition Fee
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CAD 110 Waived

Application Fee
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12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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Scholarships

New $1,500 Scholarship For International Students

International students who apply for a 2024 spring or fall semester program on or after March 27 may be eligible.


Apply to GBC for scholarship

New international students with a valid study permit and current George Brown College (GBC) international students applying for a second program may be eligible for a $1,500 one-time scholarship. This financial support is available to the following students applying to start full-time studies:

  • New international students applying for a 2024 spring or fall semester program
  • Current GBC students applying to start a second program in the 2024 spring or fall semester
     

Please be advised that the number of eligible applicants may exceed the funding for these one-time scholarships. If eligible applications exceed the funds available, scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis based on the time of acceptance and payment.

 

Eligibility

The scholarship is available to international students with valid study permits starting in any 2024 spring or fall semester full-time program except English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Eligible applicants who apply on or after March 27 will automatically be considered for the scholarship.


You are eligible for a $1,500 scholarship if the following describes your study status:
 

I am a new international applicant 

You are a new international applicant with a valid study permit who applied to GBC on or after March 27, 2024, for a May 2024 or September 2024 start.

  • You are currently studying at another Canadian college or university (public or private) and want to transfer to GBC
  • You are currently studying in Canada and want to apply for a GBC program
  • You have completed an English language program through a GBC partner. 
  • You are completing a high school program in Canada

I am a current GBC student applying for a second program

You are a current international student at GBC with a valid study permit and have applied for another GBC program with a May 2024 or September 2024 start.

  • You are a current student and have submitted a new application for another GBC program starting in May or September after completing your current GBC program. ?
  • You are a current English for Academic Purposes (EAP) student starting a new post-secondary program immediately after completing your current program. (To be eligible, students must complete the required level for the new program.)

Terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions govern the awarding and administration of George Brown College's new international student scholarship, designed for applicants who applied for admission on or after March 27, 2024, with a valid study permit or current students taking a second (or subsequent) program at the college, within two terms of completing a first program.   

Eligible programs 

  • Valid for all post-secondary programs  
  • Not available for applicants entering EAP 

Valid intakes 

  • May 2024
  • September 2024

Amount of award

  • $1,500 one-time payment posted to the student’s account

Method of application: No application for the scholarship is required. The scholarship is assessed upon application and awarded automatically to registered students (day 10) who meet eligibility criteria.   

Method of award: Funds will be awarded once and applied directly to the student’s account (tuition fee balance) after day 10 of the first semester of study.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & CONDITIONS: NEW APPLICANTS 

New international applicants* with a valid study permit or letter of introduction (LOI) at the time of application who applied to a George Brown for May 2024 or September 2024 intake on or after March 27, 2024.    

*International fee-paying students 

  • Applicants who applied to George Brown on or after March 27, 2024
  • Paying international fees. 
  • Not a current GBC student. 
  • The student had a valid study permit or maintained status for a study permit or LOI when submitting their application to George Brown College. 
  • A valid study permit / LOI must be uploaded when the Offer of Admission (LOA) is accepted.  
  • Must be a registered student with a full-time course load. 
  • The scholarship will be rescinded if the student withdraws. 
  • Scholarship recipients are required to provide their ITN for T4A tax reporting purposes as mandated by the government. Students who do not provide this information will have the scholarship revoked by the end of semester one. 

Not eligible: Anyone eligible for domestic fees.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & CONDITIONS: CURRENT GBC STUDENTS

  • Current GBC international student applying for admission to a second or subsequent program (submitting a new application to a program after completing their current GBC program). 
  • Current English for Academic Purposes (EAP) student starting a new post-secondary program immediately upon completion of EAP. The EAP student must complete the required level for the new program to be eligible. 
  • Only students who have applied to a new, second program that starts within two terms of their graduation from their first program.
    • Not valid for current students switching programs in the same or different intake. 
    • Not valid for students moving to a connected program and starting an upper semester. (e.g. moving from a two-year to a three-year) 
  • Student must be in good standing with no holds on their account. 
  • Must be starting the second program in semester one.  
  • Must be a registered student with a full-time course load. 
  • Not valid for students who are taking repeat semesters. 
  • The scholarship will be rescinded if the student withdraws.

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