Program Offerings

The School of Information Technology offers three distinct programs in collaboration with Algonquin College geared towards the high-tech industry and the current trends of today; these programs are as follows:

The four-year Photonics & Laser Technology (PLT) program is aimed at students who are interested in the latest technologies for advanced manufacturing, biomedical instrumentation, high speed communications, lighting and displays.
The PLT program is focused on the design, installation & operation of laser and photonic components and systems.

The program provides a multidisciplinary education and practical experience in such diverse but connected subjects such as, laser physics, optical system design, bio photonics, fibre optic telecommunication, laser machining  and holography.

The new Carleton-Algonquin program is one of the few in Canada that will be able to train the next generations of specialists in that field.

The four-year Network Technology (NET) program focuses on the design, installation, operation, and management of future complex information networks such as those that make up the Internet
The program is multidisciplinary in nature as you combine courses in comptuer and network technology with courses in physics, mathematics, communications, and social sciences

In this program you not only explore theories and concepts, but also learn by doing. State-of-the-art networking labs offer hands-on training with real-world equipment. The NET program has a partnership with the Cisco Networking Academy program, whereby the students are trained to successfully write the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Professional (CCNP) certification exams.

NET students will be able to earn industry recognized certification, which is in high demand in the job market.

The four-year Interactive Multimedia & Design (IMD) program is aimed at students who are both artistically inclined and technologically adept.
You will acquire the tools you need to take an idea or a problem and advance it through the entire process from concept to design, prototyping, testing, and delivery.

The program provides you with a multidisciplinary education covering topics in computer animation, video effects, game design and development, virtual reality systems, graphic design, 3D visualization, human-computer interaction (HCI), and combining them with courses in mathematics, business, and social science.

You will graduate fully equipped to work in and shape the digital world of the future.

For more information on either program, please visit our joint website: BITDegree.ca