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McGill SCS Certificate in Computers and Information Technology

The Undergraduate Certificate in Computers and Information Technology offers interactive learning that is adapted to the realities of daily life.

The Certificate in Computers and Information Technology program is offered 100% online and provides a solid foundation in the concepts and techniques required for effective planning, design and development of software applications and systems, Internet technologies, applied computer knowledge and networking.

The program is designed to develop the skills necessary to assume positions in the fields of technical support, software development and software infrastructure, web development, mobile application development, database administration and system administration.

Program Outline: Certificate (Cert.) Computers and Information Technology


Type:   Certificate
Courses:   10
Credits:   30
Schedule:   Full time or part time
Time:   Evenings, 6-9 p.m.
Delivery:  Online
Unit:   Technology and Innovation

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Career Paths

This certificate program can help prepare you for the following career paths:

  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • QA Analyst/Test Engineer
  • Web Designer/Web Developer
  • Software Support Analyst
  • Systems Administrator/Web Master
  • Computer Operations Support
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Consultant/Support
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Helpdesk Technician
  • Systems Engineer/Analyst
  • IT Support Analyst
  • Interface Development Engineer

Learning Outcomes

The program is designed to enable you to:

  • Apply fundamental programming techniques
  • Design data structures
  • Administer operating systems
  • Understand network protocols
  • Design secure information systems
  • Develop websites and web-based applications using page markup, style sheets, and client-side scripting
  • Design, implement, and deploy web services-based solutions

Program Courses

Certificate (Cert.) Computers and Information Technology (30 Credits)

Delivery Format and Schedule

This program is offered online.

Classes are held at the same time each week in a live virtual meeting room where students and teachers meet together to communicate with voice and video, and may include the use of other tools such as a virtual whiteboard, polls, breakout rooms etc.

Classes are generally scheduled during the week in the evening from 6 - 9 p.m. ET.

Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must hold a CEGEP diploma (DCS, DEC or equivalent) OR
  • Applicants who do not have the normal academic background for admission but are 21 years of age and older may be admitted as mature students
  • Applicants between 18 and 21 years of age who do not have a CEGEP diploma but have at least a high school leaving certificate may be accepted into a qualifying program
  • Applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency

Online Tuition

Students who have been admitted to online programs will be subject to deregulated fees if they are studying with a residence address outside the province, as the government does not fund the University for credit activities that are followed outside Quebec. All students will have to self-declare their location of study each term in Minerva. Consult the student accounts website – Online Programs page for more information.

International Students

This program is an Online (Distance Learning) program.

Since by definition distance learning does not require one to be in Canada, a study permit cannot be issued for this type of program, nor can one’s immigration status be changed (or renewed). For more information, please visit Immigration Quebec and Immigration Canada.

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Need help applying?

Contact us at info.conted [at]
or call 514-398-6200

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or call 514-398-6200

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