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Become a Computer Technician in Toronto

20 DEC 2012
Career Path : Computers and Technology

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you have a knack for solving other people’s computer issues? Do you live in the GTA? If so, you may want to consider a career as a computer technician in the Toronto area and environs.

Many computer technicians are self-taught, but as technology becomes more and more complex, a more formal education is increasingly seen as a more efficient way to break into the field. One educational path is to enroll in a Computer Service Technician Program. These courses are specifically designed to give students the skills they need in order to find a job in the IT field.

At approximately 34 weeks, Computer Service Technician Programs in Toronto get students from classroom to job in just over six months. Since computers are a key part of virtually all kinds of businesses, graduates can look forward to having a lot of employment choice when they finish their studies.

All computer technician programs cover the same basic topics:

  • Understanding operating systems
  • Application software basics
  • Database systems and architecture
  • Telecommunication systems
  • Computer systems
  • Developing computer programs
  • Installing hardware and software
  • Managing access to programs
  • Setting up resource sharing
  • IT troubleshooting
  • Computer optimization

Computer Service Technician Programs also prepare students to take valuable certification exams that will greatly improve their chances of finding the kind of employment they’re looking for in Toronto:

  • CompTIA A+ certification exam
  • Network+ certification exam
  • Server+ certification exam

If these courses sound interesting to you, then your next question may be where to enroll in a Computer Service Technician Program. For Toronto residents, there are many schools in such areas as:

  • Downtown Toronto
  • Mississauga
  • Downsview
  • Scarborough
  • Markham
  • Richmond Hill
  • Brampton

This means that prospective students looking to enroll in IT courses in Toronto have a lot of choice. In order to narrow down your options, you should research a school to find out if it has a good reputation or not, visit open houses, and, if you have the opportunity, talk to alumni to get their opinion of the school.

Toronto and GTA residents who need financial assistance in order to enroll in IT training courses in Toronto are eligible for two government programs: the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), and the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP).

So if you live in the GTA, love computers and you want to become a computer technician, visit an IT college in Toronto and find out more about their computer technician program. It just may be the right move for your career.

Contact The Academy of Learning Toronto for more information on their IT courses in Toronto.