In 1968, George Brown College opened its doors to little over 2,000 new students. George Brown originally provided degrees like sign writing or watchmaking in addition to the fields they still teach today, such as construction, early childhood education, dental services, and the culinary arts. Unbelievably, they even offered a maritime engineering curriculum to equip pupils for work at sea. Since then, there are already more than 30,000 students enrolled. People from all around the Greater Toronto Area, the nation, and the world attend George Brown to acquire the knowledge and practical experience necessary to excel in the workplace. Since 2004, George Brown has more than doubled in size, expanded its international collaborations, and deepened its commitment to enhancing the cultural, economic, and social fabric of Toronto under the direction of current President Gervan Fearon.
Students who choose to study in downtown Toronto will do so in the center of the largest and most diverse economy in Canada. George Brown has one of the broadest selections of full-time college programs in Canada, offering more than 160 career-focused certificate, diploma, postgraduate, and degree programs. The majority of their programs include a field education component that offers students the chance to work and learn alongside business partners who may perhaps work for them in the future.
With significant input from the industry, the three-year Computer Systems Technology program was created and provides two possible specializations in its third year:
Both specialties contain core courses on cloud computing and infrastructure virtualization (through the VMWare IT Academy), as well as information technology best practices (IT).
For all students to gain practical experience in installation and configuration of equipment ranging from small offices all the way up to enterprise-class hardware and software, George Brown College continues to invest in modern networking, wireless, radio frequency, VoIP, and security lab equipment.
When the institution was named an Area Support Centre and Instructor Training Centre and joined a very exclusive group of Cisco Networking Academies in Canada, Cisco recognized this investment as well as the hands-on learning environment.
The third year of the curriculum will entail students actively participating in real-world projects or case studies. These may involve creating proposals and working in teams to plan, set deadlines, and accomplish particular goals in the area of information technology. They may be carried out independently, in collaboration with an industry partner, or through George Brown's Office of Research and Innovation.
Students from George Brown University have recently contributed to the creation of IT solutions for hospitals, significant businesses, and important IT and telecommunications service providers, including Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications, Cogeco Data Systems, and many other well-known organizations in the Greater Toronto Area.
The entire official Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum is covered by this program. A number of other exams leading to industry certifications, including the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) and Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate, are also covered in the curriculum.
Tuition fees: $17200 per year.
Academics: 2.8 GPA