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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

Every computer eventually needs a tune-up, and when you attend the courses in this college certificate program, you learn how to do that tune up using skills like basic computer hardware theory, operating systems and application programs to keep computers running flawlessly. Additionally, you gain technical hands-on experience in installation, maintenance and application of troubleshooting techniques.

With more and more microcomputer-based systems entering the marketplace, there is a need for professionals who can link their computer hardware expertise to the general needs of business. To ensure your success in the field, you also acquire business experience by examining approaches for maintaining strong customer relations and providing effective technical support.

Centennial College 's Computer Repair and Maintenance program prepares you to step into an important role by combining a broad range of computer-related courses with strong interpersonal skills training. 

Career Outlook

  • Technical support
  • Computer technician
  • Help desk technician

Areas of Employment

  • Personal computer support, sales and service
  • Personal computer bench repair, upgrades and maintenance
  • Operation and maintenance of computerized manufacturing equipment
  • Consumer electronic equipment sales and service

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students: Apply early! Allow approximately four to six months before start for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment
  • PC Hardware
  • PC Operating Systems
  • Technical Writing with MS Office and Visio
  • College Communications  

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    51

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14937 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14937 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2721 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2721 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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