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COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA



PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Computer Systems Technician program at Advanced Solutions Technical  Institute prepares students to meet the wide range of duties and responsibilities of  today’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) carriers. The program emphasizes on the technical aspects of commonly used components and troubleshooting techniques for computer hardware, operating systems, networking technologies, system administration, and a suite of related support and application software packages.

Criteria for Admission

The Entry Level Requirement for the programme consists of the following:

Five (5) O-Level (or equivalent) passes including Mathematics (CXC grade I or II / GCE grade A or B), English (CXC grade I, II or III / GCE grade A, B or C), and a Science Subject – preferably Physics (CXC General Proficiency – grade I, II or III / GCE equivalent grade A, B or C).

Students who fail to meet the above entry requirements can gain entry through:

  • Mature Entry Route (21 years and over) with at least three years related work experience.

Target Audience / Student Profile

This programme targets individuals both local and international and industry professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in Computer System Technician. A minimum class size of 15 students is necessary for the programme to run economically.

Major Pathway and Job Opportunities

The knowledge and the skills students will gain by completing this programme will enable he / she to gain a range of jobs in a number of industries, including the telecommunications, digital media, energy and financial industries. Our graduates have excellent problem solving, team-working and communication skills which makes them very attractive to modern interdisciplinary engineering companies. The following are job opportunities available to graduates:

  • Field service technicians
  • IT support technicians
  • IT support administrator
  • IT support specialist

Unique Features

One of the greatest advantages for students enrolled in the Diploma Computer System Technician is the unparalleled access to internship. These opportunities enable students to enrich their education with hands-on experience and to apply lessons learned in the classroom to professional settings. Students who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 per year will have the opportunity to undergo a 9- to 11-week internship assignment occurring between June and August of each year