Virtualization and Cloud Computing

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Program description - May 2025

Information Technology is an ever-changing field with two of these new areas of expertise being Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Organizations are migrating physical infrastructure (computers and networking) of their organizations to a virtual/cloud environment. The virtualization strategy allows companies to plan and replace existing infrastructure with public, private or hybrid cloud solutions driving cost savings, better management and reduction of infrastructure support. Furthering this, companies are also purchasing or leasing cloud services as a means of provisioning services without any onsite installations of hardware. In order to help organizations succeed, specialist skills in these fields are required. This two-semester Ontario College Graduate Certificate program concentrates on hands-on experiential practices and techniques commonly employed in Virtualization and Cloud Computing. You will gain valuable skills and knowledge in evaluation, design and implementation of cloud infrastructure and services, distributed workloads, business continuity, cloud migration strategies and disparate solutions integration. Graduates will have the skills required to move into more senior IT and Data Centre positions.

Program details

Code: 1523
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: May 2025
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2024-2025 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

1 Term

Canadian

International

Tuition
$3041.06
$7922.00
Ancillary Fees
$732.47
$1282.37
Total Fees
$3773.53
$9204.37

Canadian fee details

Description Spring 2025
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3041.06
Administration Fee $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $108.90
CSI Legal Care Fee $20.10
CSI UPass Fee $118.97
eText Fee $17.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50
Student Services $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Term Total $3773.53

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International fee details

Description Spring 2025
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $7922.00
Administration Fee $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00
CSI College Int'l Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) $174.90
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $108.90
CSI Legal Care Fee $20.10
CSI UPass Fee $118.97
eText Fee $17.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50
Student Services $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Term Total $9204.37

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Financial assistance

Financial assistance is not available for this program.

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