Computer Technology Endorsement

Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. Information Technology (IT) careers are exploding, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting 550,000 new IT hires needed nationwide by 2026. Most of those jobs are related to the internet, whether it’s cloud computing and network security or web and app development. The Industry Sponsored Student Projects program (ISSP) provides students with real-life experience by working on IT or software projects directly from industry. Students work in teams or individually with an industry sponsor, proceeding through the development life-cycle to develop a complete IT or software solution.

The world today is drowning in data. There is a treasure trove of valuable and underutilized insights that can be gleaned from information companies and people leave behind on the internet – our ‘digital breadcrumbs’ – from job postings, to online news, social media, online ad spend, patent applications and more. In an array of well-equipped facilities, students in Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering work together with their Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering classmates on capstone projects and other cutting-edge multidisciplinary efforts such as autonomous aerial vehicles and other types of robotic├é┬ásystems.

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student’s Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

The following videos are from the Undergraduate Senior Capstone Class from the 2014- 2015 school year. This class covers a full academic calendar year and is hosted by Dr. Charles Lesko of the College of Engineering and Technology at East Carolina University. The Capstone class contains an open-ended design project that begins in the fall with the development of the project proposal, and continues into spring with the execution and completion of the proposed project. Each project is handled by a single team throughout the year, and results in a final presentation at the end of the course. These videos are the recorded final presentation for the Capstone class.

The Technology Entry (TE) program is a full-time, day school program which provides academic upgrading to students wishing to enroll in Computing, Engineering, Electronic, and Health Sciences programs at BCIT. GPRC graduates with a Diploma in Computer Systems Technology may transfer to year three of the applied degree program at SAIT. Students who successfully complete the diploma program requirements will be eligible for a Diploma in Computer Systems Technology. If you meet these requirements, please apply to graduate.