Computer Technician

Get the hands-on, problem-solving skills needed to get started in a variety of computer fields. UAT’s business information technology degree prepares students for top jobs in today’s technology infused business world. With a dynamic curriculum from the business technology degree program, students learn technical, strategic, critical, financial, analytical and managerial skills. This business technology education allows them to excel in such high-demand areas as strategic management, global business, innovation, technology product development, and project management in start up, private and public sector firms.

GPRC graduates with a Diploma in Computer Systems Technology may receive a maximum of 60 transfer credits toward this 120-credit degree. In addition to completing the degree directly with Athabasca University, you have an option to take a number of courses in a classroom setting at GPRC. This degree program is a unique collaboration between Athabasca University and GPRC. See the Computer and Information Systems program for details.

Business, management, and entrepreneurship are good choices of minors or certifications for computer science majors; they will help you understand the broader economic and market context of what you are doing, provide leadership skills that can help you earn promotion, and give you confidence to strike out on your own as a tech business owner. The costs of these programs can vary. Those interested should contact the admissions departments of universities they are considering. It is also important for students to budget for travel and living expenses.

B.S. CIT majors follow a modified General Education program, depending upon the year they enter the program and their enrollment status as a college student. Returning and transfer students should consult an academic advisor before planning their general education programs. B.S. CIT students are required to take courses in the following GE sections: Analytical Reading and Expository Writing (3 units), Oral Communication (3 units), Social Sciences (6 units), Arts and Humanities (6 units), Comparative Cultural Studies (6 units), and U.S. Government and History (6 units). Nine units of the GE requirements must be upper division (300-plus) courses that are certified as writing intensive. Two GE courses must meet the Information Competence requirement. All other GE requirements are met through completion of courses in the major. All students should discuss Plan R requirements and plan class schedules with their academic advisor.

Technology is a crucial part of modern society, and computers lie at the heart of it all. Important things like business, banking and communication, as well as entertainment, playing games, downloading music and how we interact socially all revolve around computers. A computer technologist designs and implements software and hardware that allows all these things to be possible.