Information Technology Diploma Co-op
The 24-month IT Diploma program at Canadian College comprises a total of two Comptia courses, two Cisco courses, one Microsoft and two Red Hat open source courses along with 12 business courses and 1200 Co-op hours. Upon successful completion, students will receive the Canadian College IT Diploma, Cisco CCNA certificate, Microsoft server 2003 credit, Comptia fundamentals certificate and Red Hat system administrator Certificate.
- 24 months (8 Semesters)
- Students who complete the Information Technology Diploma Co-op will receive:
The IT Co-op is an integral component of Information Technology Diploma program with Co-op as it provides students with essential real-world work experience in a Canadian English speaking business environment. The Co-op is designed to provide the students with two semesters of solid studies in their initial entry to the college. This is to effectively arm them with soft skill tools necessary for a quality six months (480 Hours) Co-op with a Canadian organization.
Completing the initial first Co-op after six months (480 Hours) will allow the students to return to the college for the next Semester (240 Hours) of study before they enter their next six month (2nd) Co-op Term (480 Hours) prior to returning for their Final semester (240 Hours) of study, graduating and returning to their home countries armed with the necessary tools and training they need for their future careers.
As students return to their home country, the combination of a Western Canadian Diploma and Co-op is not only a competitive advantage, but also allows students the opportunity to understand and experience the cultural and business nuances that can only be gained from a prolonged hands-on experience. This program was design to provide students with effective management working skills that is necessary for the 21st century work place.
Canadian College Co-op Terms & Conditions
CC 105 - Business Enterprise
Students learn the challenges of starting a new business. Topics include strategic approaches to small business, small business startups, funding sources, market feasibility, buying a small business and franchising. Students begin to develop skills in financial management, market management, operations, human resources management and general small business management. Preparation of a business plan is a key experiential exercise.
CC 106 - Business Simulation
Entrepreneur is a dynamic business simulation covering entrepreneurship, ownership, retailing and the ethical and moral dimensions of management choices. Unlike most classroom exercises, a simulation provides an opportunity for the continuous practice of managing a business organization.
CC 125 - e-Commerce 1
This course provides students with the fundamental principles of planning and developing a successful on-line business. It covers issues like key challenges to for IT managers, opportunity analysis and business model development.
CC 126 - e-Commerce 2
In this follow up to CC125, students will be introduced to the comprehensive user-centered design process to create easy to use, and user centric websites. They will learn to conduct in-depth user research & requirements gathering sessions and then be able to analyze this research data & apply this to a website strategy.
CC 130 - Operations Management 1
This course introduces the learner to the operations management profession. An operations manager is concerned with the planning, decision-making and actions required to produce and deliver the organization’s goods and/or services, as opposed to marketing its products, managing its human resources or accounting for its finances. Operations managers work in virtually all enterprises – manufacturing, service, government, for-profit and not-for-profit. Operations managers work in many parts of the organization, including Purchasing and Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Quality Management, Scheduling, Transportation and Logistics, and Front-line Supervision to name a few.
CC 139 - 21st Century Communication
Advances in technology are reshaping interpersonal communications, as well as how we mass communicate, advertise, organize and strategize in business. The knowledge that students are increasingly expected to demonstrate is transforming. 21st century skills include: information and communication technology (ICT) literacy, the ability to think and problem-solve, interpersonal and self-directional skills, global awareness, and financial, economic, business, and civic literacy. On demand video lessons will be available each week for students to view along with weekly small assignments and three major assignments through the course.
CC 140 - Communications
This introductory communications course emphasizes the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking business communication skills at a college level. Students write for various purposes and audiences and deliver short presentations to small groups. Students research, analyze, summarize and document information. Students self and peer evaluate written documents and oral presentations. Through reading, media response and discussion exercises, students improve their communication skills. Communicating in diverse teams and across cultures is emphasized.
CC 141 - Marketing 1
Designed to provide the student with an overview of the marketing concept and how it can be applied to any type of organization or service. Students also learn how key marketing concepts, principles, and theories can help marketers make effective decisions. Specifically the knowledge and understanding which are needed to assess product, price, promotion and distribution options, and to make marketing mix recommendations for specific target markets.
CC 150 - Business Computers 1
This course is the first part of an introduction to the computer skills required in business today. It provides the student with an introduction to computer file management and Microsoft Word.
CC 151 - Business Computers 2
This course will introduce and further develop Microsoft Excel skills that the student will need use in subsequent semesters and in the business world. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to prepare tables and graphs, use input fields, understand and be able to use Microsoft Excel insert functions and specialized functions. These functions include goal seeking, solver and data analysis.
CC 280a - Co-op Preparation
This second semester course is designed to prepare students for their co-op placement. Students will integrate the diverse skills and accomplishments from the program to develop job targeted CV’s. They will also work with the instructor to develop their understanding of the Canadian Job market and expectations of Canadian HR Managers.
CC 280b - PLA Portfolio
This final term course is designed to prepare students for future career placement. Students will integrate the diverse skills and accomplishments from the program to develop job targeted CV’s. They will also work with program directors to develop a Prior Learning Assessment portfolio aimed at transferring course credits for further academic studies.
CC 285a - Co-op
This first 24-week Co-op will provide students the opportunity to apply their initial business skills in real world situations. Students will be assessed and interviewed so that they will be placed in a suitable company according to their interests and future goals. Students will report to the college once a month to update their PLA report as well as problem solve any issues with college staff. The Co-op supervisor will also make routine visits to the place of employment to stay on top of the student`s performance.
CC 285b - Co-op
This second 24-week Co-op will provide students the opportunity to apply their expanded learned skills in real world situations. Students will have identified potential positions as a result of their CC285-a reports and feedback. Students will continue to report to the college once a month to update their PLA Report as well as problem solve any issues with college staff. The Co-op supervisor will also make routine visits to the place of employment to stay on top of students performance.
CC 430 - Comptia A+ Essentials Global Entrepreneurship
This international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients. Students will obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to install, build, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on personal computer hardware and operating systems. The Essentials Exam validates the basic skills needed by any entry-level service technician regardless of job environment.
CC 431 - Comptia A+ 220-602
This course is designed for students intending to work in a mobile or corporate technical environment with a high level of face-to-face client interaction. Potential job roles include IT administrator, PC technician, and Field Service Technician, as well as non-technical jobs that require understanding of computer repair issues. Students who pass both CompTIA A+ Essentials and exam 220-602 will be CompTIA A+ certified with the IT Technician designation.
CC 440 - Cisco ICND1
The 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician certification and a tangible first step in achieving the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. This course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network, including configuring a switch, a router, and connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. A Student should be able to complete configuration and implementation of a small branch office network under supervision.
CC 441 - Cisco ICND2
This course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium-size branch office Enterprise network, including configuring several switches and routers, connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. The course covers topics on VLSM and IPv6 addressing; extending switched networks with VLANs; configuring, verifying and troubleshooting VLANs; the VTP, RSTP, OSPF and EIGRP protocols; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with access lists; NAT and DHCP; establishing point-to- point connections; and establishing Frame Relay connections.
CC 450 - Managing and Maintaining MS Server 2008
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment.
CC 460 - Linux Fundamentals
An introduction to fundamental end-user and administrative tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, designed for students with little or no command-line Linux or UNIX experience.
CC 461 - Linux System Administrator
For users of Linux (or UNIX) who want to start building skills in systems administration on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, to a level where they can attach and configure a workstation on an existing network.
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