Put technology to work for business — and for your career.
Businesses rely more than ever before on technology, so computer systems analysts are always in demand. That’s particularly true for graduates of Sheridan’s Computer Systems Technology program: They have a job-placement rate of 100%. Sheridan-trained systems analysts excel in computer programming and systems design, but they stand out in the job market for their deep understanding of how businesses function—and how technology can make them function better.
Systems Analyst coursework encompasses thorough instruction across multiple computing platforms including mobile devices.
Over the three year program, you will learn:
- Java, C#, XML, and .NET
- Interactive User Interface Design
- Smartphone Web-based and hybrid application development
- Smartphone native application development
- Operating systems including Linux/Unix
- Object-oriented methodologies (UML)
- Systems analysis and design
- Database design and implementation (Oracle/MySQL)
- Data communications
- Network confirguration
- Systems Security
- Project Management
You'll design increasingly complex solutions for processes such as:
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Tracking inventory
- Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems
- Account and Financial management
You’ll work in teams, a critical skill in the workplace. During Year 3 you’ll put everything together in a capstone project, designing a computer system application for a real-world business client. You’ll have professional references and a record of achievement as you enter the work force, along with a complete set of systems analyst skills.
Bachelor’s Degree, Co-op Opportunities, and More
After earning your Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma, you can apply to bridge into Year 3 of Sheridan’s Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) Program. See "Bridging Options" on degree-baisc.sheridaninstitute.ca for details.
The Computer Systems Technology program is accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).
You can also take advantage of unique educational opportunities such as:
- Co-op work placements, which provide valuable experience and professional contacts as well as income to help fund your education. Enrollment is limited through an additional co-op selection process; see Cooperative Education for details.
- Mobile computing, which provides 24/7 online access - on campus and off - to lecture notes, course assignments, class work teams and other subject material. See Mobile Computing for details.
Computer Systems Technology is offered at the Davis Road Campus in Brampton, Ontario, and at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- analyze and resolve information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches and diagnostic tools.
- analyze, plan, design, and implement computer systems.
- analyze, plan, design, and implement networking solutions.
- install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize computer systems.
- install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize networks.
- use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks.
- participate in the deployment and administration of databases within a networked environment.
- plan, develop, and be responsible for data storage to ensure the integrity of information.
- apply knowledge of security issues to the implementation of information technology solutions.
- appraise existing security solutions with a view to on-going maintenance, development, and improvement of organizational security.
- provide efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices and reduces the risk of the issue recurring.
- articulate, defend, and conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.
- contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.
Note: The learning outcomes have been numbered as a point of reference; numbering does not imply prioritization, sequencing, nor weighting of significance.