The Information Technology Professional (ITP) program is a two year (four semester) 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.
The ITP 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. The ITP program provides foundational knowledge for a variety of professional certification exams such as A+, Windows 7 and Cisco CCNA certification. Certification requirements are listed at www.microsoft.com, www.cisco.org and www.comptia.org.
A college diploma or university degree.
Three years of related work experience.
This program has a mandatory co-op component. More information on co-op requirements.
The Information Technology Professional (ITP) program provides various levels of certification both national and technical. ICTC National ITP Certification Students graduating from the ITP 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.
Upon graduating from the ITP program you will receive the following:
- The National ITP Post Graduate Certificate from Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
- Cisco Official Academy Certificates
- One-Year Lambton College Board of Governors Certificate
Graduates will also have the foundational knowledge to pursue additional designations:
- Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) Server Administrator
- Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) Enterprise Administrator
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA's Project+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Linux+
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.
The ITP program provides graduates with 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.