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Regardless of the IT career path you choose, you will need some fundamental knowledge of computer programming, databases, networks, and development methodologies. This Certificate in IT Fundamentals provides a solid foundation of skills and knowledge that will allow you to progress to more advanced courses and programs of study.
Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:
- In Class: All classes are taught in a computer lab.
- Online: All classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
- Blended: Delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.
Before taking your first online course, it is recommended to take the free course, Digital Skills for Learning Online.
The Certificate in IT Fundamentals is a 120-hour program. Students who start taking courses in September can complete this certificate in one year.
A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.
You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is not your first language, please review the English language proficiency requirements.
You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later; however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. The certificate admission fee is $105. Once admitted, you can be confident that completed and eligible courses will apply to your certificate.
Depending on selected options and required prerequisites, the approximate cost to complete this certificate is $3,300.Apply for Admission
Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 30 hours towards this certificate.
To apply for advanced standing, click here.
On completion of one certificate, you may wish to pursue studies in another.
On completion of this certificate, up to 120 hours of equivalent courses may be transferred to the Certificate in .NET Application Development. Up to 60 hours may be transferred toward the Certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics, and up to 30 hours may be transferred to the Certificate in Business Analysis.
If you wish to pursue another certificate program please complete the Application for Admission for your next certificate, and email contact us requesting transfer of the equivalent course credits, or contact a student advisor for assistance at 403-220-2866. You must request the transfer of the equivalent courses credits to apply to your next certificate — this will not happen without your request.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate.
View our Graduation page for details.
This certificate program is not eligible for application for a study permit. International students who wish to live and work in Canada should see our International Professional Programs.