The Information Technology Professional program is a two-year program where students gain highly marketable skills in computer networking and systems administrative support. The program enables students to become proficient in the practices and techniques used in the management of modern IT networking infrastructures including wired and wireless networks. Throughout the program, students will gain proficiency in Windows operating systems, virtualization technologies, Windows Server administration, disaster recovery, and the configuration of networks and network services, security from desktop to enterprise.

This program creates a unique, stimulating learning environment in which students can safely master current workplace business requirements, resulting in a smooth transition from education to employment. Opportunities are provided to learn operating systems, business application deployment and networking technologies. Instructional methodology across all courses integrates discovery – learning techniques, real-life simulations and hands-on applications. Students apply their acquired knowledge and skills to industry-based cases, simulations and projects. In addition, students will expand their business and leadership skills through participating in three collaborative team projects and co-op in the final term. Foundational knowledge for a variety of professional certification exams will be provided, including A+, Windows OS and Cisco CCNA certification. Certification requirements are listed at microsoft.com, cisco.org and comptia.org. Additional prep time and fees will be required.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


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Admission Requirements

A college diploma or university degree
- or -
Three years of related work experience

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have the skills required to enter the computer support field as a network administrator, network technician, security administrator, desktop support technician, computer technician or help desk technician. Depending upon the graduate’s background beyond this curriculum, he or she may be ready to accept a position as an entry-level enterprise systems administrator.

Accreditations/Certifications

The Information Technology Professional (ITPC) program provides various levels of certification both national and technical. ICTC National ITP Certification Students graduating from the ITPC program will be certified as Information Technology Professionals by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). ICTC represents the Canadian software industry and was founded by a partnership of the Information Technology Association of Canada, Canadian Advanced Technology Association, Canadian Information Processing Society, Association of Universities and Colleges Canada, Association of Community Colleges of Canada, and Human Resources Development Canada.

To be eligible to receive an Information Technology Professional Program Post-Graduate Certificate from Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), students must meet the following requirements:

  • Achieve an average 70% or higher on all ITPC courses
  • Successfully complete an approved co-op term
  • Successfully complete the following certification exams:
    • 3 Microsoft Server
    • 1 Microsoft Operating System
    • CompTIA Project+
     
Upon graduating from the ITPC program you will receive the following:
  • The National ITP Post Graduate Certificate from Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) provided that you meet the above eligibility requirements.
  • Cisco Official Academy Certificates
  • Two-Year Lambton College Board of Governors Certificate

Graduates will also have the foundational knowledge to pursue additional designations:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA's Project+

Please Note: To obtain these designations, students may be required to take additional training or exams at their own expense. Not all designations may be covered in every intake. Graduates will also have the foundational knowledge for additional designations but additional prep time and fees will be required.