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IT Generalist

IT Generalist

Develop a broad general knowledge of computer technology and IT skills.

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Start Date:
2 Years
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Burridge Campus • Yarmouth Full time • In-class Seats available
Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury Full time • In-class Seats available

Program Overview

The generalist program provides you with the broad skillset needed to work in many areas to meet the IT needs in your region.

You learn fundamental IT skills for a range of areas, including network systems security, web development, programming and more, through core and elective courses. Graduates leave this program ready to take on a variety of entry-level positions within industry.

The IT Generalist program allows you to focus on different areas of IT through the core courses and available electives. Upon graduation, you may find yourself employed in one of the areas of IT listed below. The range of available courses varies by campus. Your Faculty Advisor and Academic Chair will assist you to ensure all graduation requirements and criteria are met.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the admission requirements for this specific IT program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the academic requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.
    • The first year of each IT program is not interchangeable. For example, completion of year-one IT Programming does not qualify for Advanced Standing in year-two IT Data Analytics. Year 1 learning outcomes must be met in full to achieve Advanced Standing.

Choose NSCC

  • Benefit from expert faculty who bring years of experience to the classroom and prepare you with current and relevant IT skills.
  • Learn the practices and technologies that employers need. Courses are designed to give you a well-rounded experience that parallels industry workplaces and our programs are designed with the input of industry leaders.
  • Gain practical experience and apply your skills to IT projects during your work term.
  • Build a portfolio to capture your skills and achievements (a definite asset in a competitive job market).
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are employed in the following positions

  • Technical service representative
  • Technical support advisor
  • Entry-level programmer
  • Web support – server and client side
  • General IT work

Other Info

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) in a field related to your program between your first and second year.
  • It is recommended that applicants have a Grade 12 math credit, but this is not a requirement for admission to the program.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
BART 3075   Entrepreneurship Project
COMM 1700   Professional Practices for IT I
COMM 2700   Professional Practices for IT II
COMM 3700   Professional Practices for IT III
COMM 4700   Professional Practices for IT IV
COMP 2000   Applied Social Media
DBAS 1007   Data Fundamentals
DBAS 2104   Business Analysis Essentials
DBAS 3075   Introduction to Statistical Learning
DBAS 3200   Data Driven Application Programming
INFT 2100   Project Management
INFT 3000   Capstone
INFT 3100   Work Experience
INFT 4100   Work Experience
NETW 1700   Introduction to Networking and Security
NETW 2710   Introduction to Cloud Computing & Server Virtualization
OSYS 1000   Operating Systems - Linux
OSYS 1200   Introduction to Windows Administration
PROG 1400   Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
PROG 1700   Logic and Programming I
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
WEBD 1000   Website Development
WEBD 3100   Web Design Fundamentals

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

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