Hands-on, industry-relevant skills
In the IT System Administrator area of emphasis, you will learn how to plan, install, upgrade and configure computer operating systems along with essential software applications and services, including:
- vital data network services (DHCP, DNS and Active Directory Services)
- virus and patch-management services
- web, SharePoint, deployment and remote desktop servers
These courses will teach you how to identify requirements for data network infrastructure services based on functionality, resource utilization, capacity and growth, security, ease of use and maintenance activities. You will also learn how to specify, order, install and connect hardware based on those requirements.
You will leave this program with the skills necessary to determine and document software, roles, features, settings and parameters required to maintain a reliable and manageable IT environment.
Because of the flexibility and breadth of the DMIT program, you may choose to take elective courses from other DMIT streams in addition to your core stream courses. The courses listed on this page are provided as recommended courses that will help you succeed in your chosen DMIT area of emphasis.
Become a trusted professional
After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible to join the following professional associations:
Opportunities for further education
You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) or Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology (BAIST). Diploma grads can earn a BTech or BAIST degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available.