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Get with the program, find your FIT
Focus on Information Technology (FIT) is a nationally recognized certificate program designed for Canadian students interested in gaining real-world ICT skills during their secondary school education. Created by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), FIT is an innovative program that allows students, like YOU, to gain essential ICT and business skills while completing your diploma.
Why FIT? Every professional can benefit from gaining skills in ICT – just think of how writers publish their work online or how health professionals use software to track their patients. Jobs are increasingly becoming dependent on technology and learning these skills now will increase your chances of a successful career.
The FIT program also offers student five unique FIT Certificates that they may work towards while completing their secondary school diploma. Certificates are a great way to showcase your hard work to future employers or potential universities and colleges.
So how does the FIT Program Work?
Students complete courses in two general areas and one specialized area called, ‘concentrations.’ They can be completed in any order and usually take two years to complete. They are as follows:
General Areas (complete both)
General Technical: Introduces students to the full range of ICT work and how it supports/facilitates all types of organizations in achieving their goals.
General Business: Develops students’ abilities to work in all types of organizations in a business-like manner.
Four Areas of Concentration (choose one)
Business & Information Analysis: Develop competencies to work as a business, systems or information analyst or architect. You will combine enhanced business competencies with technical skills to analyze business needs and problems and propose solutions that incorporate technology effectively.
Software Design & Development: Deepen your technology skills, especially in the areas of solution design, integration, programming and data base development. This concentration focuses on guiding you to use technical competencies to develop applications and systems to help solve real world problems.
Network & Systems Operation: Develop skills in running the technical and communications platforms that are central to the operations of most organizations. You will operate mission critical hardware and software, solve real-time problems and develop solutions to connect people to an organization’s products and services.
Interactive Media: Develop competencies to work in the rapidly growing online world, including web design and development, social and mobile media, interactive games and e-commerce. Blend business, technology and artistic skills to address the important new opportunities organizations are facing in the online world.
How to register
All you have to do is enroll in one of our many FIT approved courses and you are automatically registered as a FIT student. It is strongly recommended that you talk with your school`s academic adviser or a Lead FIT Teacher prior to beginning the FIT program; they can also confirm your registration in the program.
Lead Teachers: Mr. Tomchak, Mr. McGillivray, Mr. Reece, Mr. Bruce-Smith, Mr. Link and Mrs. McBride.
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