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Duration: 71 weeks, including 8 week field placement. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Business, Travel, and Computers
Certification: Diploma of Applied Arts
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Overview

The Information Systems Specialist program is designed for students who want to develop specialized network implementation experience and support skills that meet a recognized technical proficiency and expertise with desktop, server and cloud components.

Under this program, students study architecture, planning, implementation, configuration and support of desktop and server systems in the local area and global wide area network environments. They will develop practical skills through hands-on training, allowing them to design, plan, install, monitor and administer these systems professionally. Graduates may successfully compete for positions such as:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Architect
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Support
  • Desktop Technician
  • Network Engineer or Network Security Specialist

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Program Courses

When you enroll in the information system course, you will have the opportunity to study the following modules.

  • Module (Hours):
  • Student Success Strategies (20)
  • Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals (40)
  • Software Lab: Software Fundamentals (40)
  • Network+ (80)
  • A+ (160)
  • Security+ (80)
  • Configuring Windows Devices (80)
  • Installing and Configuring Windows (80)
  • Window Server: Level I (80)
  • Windows Server: Level II (80)
  • Windows Server: Level III (80)
  • Windows Server: Level IV (80)
  • Exchange Server (80)
  • Introduction to Cisco Routers (160)
  • UNIX/Linux (80)
  • Career Planning and Preparation Part I (20)
  • Career Planning and Preparation Part II (20)
  • Field Placement – 8 Weeks
  • Total Weeks – 71

Academy Canada’s Information Systems Specialist program is designed for students wishing to develop specialized network implementation and support skills. Students will develop practical skills through hands on training to design, plan, install, monitor and administer these systems.

Why study Academy Canada’s Information Systems Specialist course?

Understanding the ‘why’ before beginning a program about information systems is essential. Our information systems program enables you to use computers to achieve your career goals. The course provides a basic knowledge of various aspects of information systems.

Several technological challenges tend to come up in a business environment, requiring a distinctive solution. After studying the information system course, you will be able to assist your company in getting the best solutions possible. In addition to this, the course equips you with the potential to undertake programming in the future. This is an essential part of the information systems industry and requires proper training.

Graduation Requirements

A student must obtain an overall grade, in each module of at least 70% in order to graduate and receive a diploma.

A student must complete all requirements of the Student Success Strategies as well as the Field Placement requirements for this program.

Job Profile of an Information Systems Specialist

In the current fast-paced world dominated by a myriad of technologies, having a career in information technology can give us a deeper understanding of the ever-growing digital landscape. Our information system course in St. John’s will help create specialists who can develop and support an organization’s computer technology and database systems.

Information systems specialists are often referred to as computer systems analysts, programmers or analysts. They usually work full-time, transforming business problems into information systems solutions.

You can expect employment as an information systems specialist with a corporation or as a consultant who is self-employed or assigned to projects by an information technology firm. To be an information systems specialist, you must acquire decision-making, analytical, communication, and organizational skills.

Additionally, you are expected to have a working knowledge of programming, database applications, and systems designs. Having a certification is an added advantage.

Career Opportunities

Information systems specialists can gain employment in several positions with many employers. Some of the jobs available are:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Network Operator
  • Systems Architect
  • Hardware Installation Technician and Technical Support Analyst
  • Software Installation Technician and Technical Support Analyst
  • System Support Representative
  • Technical Support Supervisor

Even though there are numerous career opportunities in the field, each position requires some of the following essential qualities:

  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Self-development skills
  • Team spirit
  • Time management
  • Communication skills

As an Information Systems graduate from Eastern Academy, you can fill various roles that are in-demand, like a business analyst. These positions are crucial in today’s highly competitive job market. Gaining an advantage through the proper professional training can mean achieving a secure source of income to sustain yourself and your family. Check out our job postings page for more information.

Optional Industry Certifications

The Information Systems Specialist program helps students prepare for certification in the following areas:

  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A +
  • Network +
  • Security +
  • Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator for Windows 10 (MDA)
  • Office 365
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Cisco Routing

These certifications are not a graduation requirement.

Articulation Agreement

Academy Canada has an articulation agreement with Yorkville University in New Brunswick that automatically awards graduates of the Information Systems Specialist + program 36 block transfer credits toward completing Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

To be eligible for admission and the awarding of this block of transfer credits, students must have graduated with a minimum grade of 70% in each course in the Information Systems Specialist + program. Graduates of the Information Systems Specialist + program who wish to continue to pursue Yorkville University’s BBA degree can complete all the required courses online.

Eastern Academy also has an articulation agreement with College of the North Atlantic. As of July 2022, graduates of Eastern Academy’s Information Systems Specialist+ program have direct-entry acceptance into the third year of College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Bachelor of Applied Information Technology – Systems and Network Cybersecurity degree starting September 2022.

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