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.
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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 their first online course, students are required to take BMC 352 Learning Online. If you have already completed fully online courses in the past, you may apply for a prerequisite waiver for BMC 352 Learning Online. To apply, complete the online application form.
The Certificate in IT Fundamentals is a 120-hour program. Students who start taking courses in September can complete this certificate in one year.
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. Once you are admitted, you can be confident that you have locked in the requirements leading to your graduation.
You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted to the program. 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.
A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.Apply for Certificate 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.
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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 email@example.com 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.
Questions can be directed to advisors in person, by phone or email.
Continuing Education Student and Registration Services
Phone: 403-220-2988 or 1-866-220-4992