Program Objectives

The aim of the Computerized Systems Technology program is to prepare students to practise the occupation of computerized systems technologist.

Computerized systems technologists are employed by companies active in production, technical support and research involving computerized systems. Although this description applies primarily to manufacturers, computerized systems technologists can also work for consulting firms or research laboratories. Their principal tasks are analyzing problems and situations, developing and building design projects, writing technical documentation, programming and coding systems, conducting tests and providing technical support.

In the exercise of their occupation, computerized systems technologists primarily use microcomputers and computers, software, computer networks, interfaces and peripherals, electronic components, printed circuits, circuit boards, mechanical products and components, electronic equipment, computerized systems and technical documentation.

Length of training

Specific (hours)Total (hours)
21302 790

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Program Content

Number or Code Statement of the Competency
037B To process information about working in the field of computerized systems technology
037C To process technical information
037D To solve mathematical problems associated with computerized systems technology
037E To diagnose an analog electronics problem
037F To diagnose a digital electronics problem
037G To diagnose a problem affecting a circuit containing a microprocessor
037H To diagnose a problem affecting a computerized systems network
037J To troubleshoot a computerized system
037K To communicate in the workplace
037L To draw electronic schematic diagrams
037M To plan a computerized system project
037N To design printed circuits
037P To produce a computerized system prototype
037Q To integrate and install computerized system components
037R To write computerized system procedures
037S To program computerized systems
037T To modify computerized system programming
037U To perform activities related to optimizing a computerized system
037V To perform activities related to designing a computerized system
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2130

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV TS or S or Sec. V CST Mathematics: Technical and Scientific option (564426) or Secondary IV Science option (565426) or Secondary V Cultural, Social and Technical Option (563504).
• Sec. IV EST or SE: Secondary IV Environmental Science and Technology (558404) or Science and the Environment (558402).

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

College D/E
Vanier College

Computer Engineering Technology

Computerized systems technologists draw electronic schematic diagrams, build, test and repair programmable equipment and automation software (robots, medical monitors, flight simulators, car computers, etc.). They program applications in microcircuits and design projects based on microprocessors. As part of their duties, they may be required to write technical documentation, provide technical support, or supervise the assembly process. It’s a stimulating job in an ever-changing field that requires an analytical and logical personality and an aptitude for math and science. This job is suited to curious, thorough and persistent individuals.

Job Titles

Medical instruments repairer
Electronics technician