The Information Systems – Hardware program provides students with the knowledge and skills to excel in an information-based society. After two years of study, students can exit with a diploma in Information Systems – Hardware.

The program places emphasis on training individuals to design, install and maintain personal and corporate computers and LAN/ WAN computer networks and systems. It provides a strong knowledge base of local and wide area networking, Internet/ Intranet connectivity and network administration, which allows students to function effectively with new industry- leading technologies. When combined with work experience, this skill set prepares students for an exciting career in information systems.


The goal of the Information Systems – Hardware program is to develop a graduate with the ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge and skills required for the design and implementation of information systems hardware infrastructure. 
  2. Interpret and effectively apply industry procedures and policies to information systems hardware duties. 
  3. Demonstrate skills in subjects that complement and support their   technical training. 
  4. Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to  become successful in the industry.

Career Opportunities

Given the current growth of the Internet, the widespread use of computers in the workplace, and the advancement of information systems technologies and mobile computing, Information Systems – Hardware graduates, may find employment with information-based businesses in both the private and public sectors. Opportunities for self- employment also exist.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Information Systems – Hardware program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to other academic institutions. A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.

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We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Information Technology! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

School of Information Technology

4495 2067

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the following:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60% 
    Three additional courses at the Grade 12 level
  2. The required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form, received within two years, with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5, are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally recognized tests, such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.
Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause.

Language proficiency Requirements

    1. An overall score of 65 or greater   on the Oxford Online Placement Test  (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Registrar’s Office 
    2. A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5. 
    3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.