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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Project Management

Manage technology-based projects. Students develop project charters, work breakdown structures, task and resources schedules. Monitoring and controlling of project scope, time, resources, costs, and quality are emphasized. Use of project management software as a tool to manage projects is also covered.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1500

Introduction to Business and ICT

An introduction to how information and communication technology (ICT) can enhance business operations and profitability. Students investigate the structure and internal functions of small to large businesses. Enterprise level systems for resource planning, customer relations management, human resource management, supply chain management, and business intelligence are also studied.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1600

A+ Hardware

n-depth study of computer hardware, computer peripherals, and computer networking hardware. Students will disassemble and assembly a PC; upgrade and configure computers; perform maintenance; and repair common computer problems. Effective problem solving and troubleshooting strategies are developed through hands-on assignments. The learning outcomes of this course map to components of the Comptia A+ certification.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CMPH-1000

A+ Software

Installation, configuration, upgrading, and maintenance of common Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems. Students are introduced to security technologies, tools, and best practices to protect data and computer resources. Students also setup a small office home office (SOHO) computer network. Troubleshooting techniques and tools are utilized to efficiently resolve operating system and computer networking issues. The learning outcomes of this course map to components of the CompTIA A+ certification.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CMPS-1000

Cisco Ccna I: Introduction to Networks

Study of data communications, computer networking, and router configuration. Students examine the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, the TCP/IP protocol suite, Ethernet local-area networks (LANs), networking devices such as routers, switches, and hubs. Practical hands-on projects develop skills in the construction and testing of computer networks; Internet Protocol (IP) addressing schemes; and router configuration. The learning outcomes of this course map to portions of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-1010

Cisco CCNA II: Routing and Switching Essentials

An exploration of the architecture, components, and operation of routers and switches in enterprise networks. Students configure routers and switches for basic functionality, and troubleshoot to resolve common issues. The learning outcomes of this course map to components of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-1021

Network and Information Security

An examination of information and computer system security. Students investigate security equipment and methods designed to protect a business from security threats. Threat analysis, business continuity, incident response plans, security policies and procedures, cryptography, and securing online transactions are also studied. This course prepares students to obtain the Security+ certification.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-1050

Linux Administration

The installation, configuration, and management of Linux distributions to meet clients' needs, hardware availability, and security requirements are explored. Extensive hands-on laboratory exercises emphasis command-line utilities common to most Linux distributions. Troubleshooting and documentation are stressed. The learning outcomes map to CompTIA's Linux+ certification.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-1100

Windows Server Administration

Hands-on projects help students develop the core skills required to work with Microsoft's Windows Servers. Server installation; management of user accounts and resources; server performance monitoring; and security are explored. The learning outcomes for this course map to portions of the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CNET-1110

Cisco CCNA III: Scaling Networks

Exploration into the architecture, components, and operation of routers and switches in large complex networks. Students configure routers and switches for advanced enterprise-level functionality. The learning outcomes of this course map to components of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-2001

Cisco CCNA IV: Connecting Networks

The study of Wide Area Networking (WAN) technologies required by converged applications on complex networks. Students explore the selection criteria of WAN technologies and network devices to meet business requirements. The learning outcomes of this course map to components of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-2011

Email Management

The study of how to configure, manage, and secure a Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environment. Students follow industry guidelines and best practices to optimize Exchange Server deployment. Alternative messaging technologies to email are also investigated.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CNET-2020

Web Technologies

The implementation of e-business and e-commerce websites. Students explore both the hardware and software requirements for e-business and e-commerce. Hypertext markup language (HTML), scripting languages, database design, database administration, server installation, server configuration, and site security are examined through hands-on projects.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-2030

Powershell and Enterprise Systems

The use of tools and techniques to automate complex, repetitive, and time consuming network administration tasks for large Enterprise systems. Students also investigate the business-related benefits of automating Enterprise level administrative tasks.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-2050

Foundations of Cyber-Security

This course is designed to give students the foundations of Cyber-Security and to understand the "how and why" hackers operate. Students will investigate various vulnerabilities within software, hardware and firmware and the penetration tools that are used to detect and exploit them. They will implement security strategies such as intrusion detection, malware analysis/reversing, encryption and risk mitigation.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-2060

Active Directory Infrastructure

The installation, configuration, and management Microsoft's Windows Active Directory. Students explore how Active Directory is used in enterprise networks. Students implement Active Directory services to manage network services while maintaining corporate security requirements. The learning outcomes for this course map to portions of the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-2110

Network Analysis and Design

The analysis and design of enterprise-level computer networks, network storage, and disaster recovery. Students are also introduced to the design of data centers.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-2201


A study of the common virtualization platforms used in enterprise IT infrastructures. Students design, implement, and manage virtualized IT environments.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CNET-2210

Technology Project

A student initiated capstone design in computer networking or computer systems integration. Formal project management techniques are used to manage the project. The course concludes with the delivery of a written technical report and an oral presentation of the completed project.

Hours: 90
Course Code: CNET-2310

Technical Communications

An introduction to learning the written and oral communication of technical information. Students research, assemble and present technical information while analysing optimum mediums for industry-specific communication.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1000

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Basics of Programming

A thorough introduction to the basics of computer programming for those with little or no programming experience. Students acquire introductory skills in problem analysis, solution design and program construction.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CPRG-1000

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002

Computer Networking Technology OJT

Students complete a work term during which they apply theoretical and practical skills obtained during the program. The opportunity to work in the field under direct supervision provides the student with an invaluable experience that enhances their overall learning.

Hours: 240
Course Code: PRAC-2000

Ethics and Professional Practices

The study of ethical issues, environmental sustainability issues, legal and professional accountabilities relevant to IT professionals. Developing customer relationships and creating electronic portfolios are also explored.

Hours: 15
Course Code: PROF-2000

Technology Project Preparation

Students develop a project proposal in preparation for the technology project. System specifications are established. Depth and appropriateness of the project as well as project time-lines and costs are determined.

Hours: 15
Course Code: RSRC-2001